The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has called for nominations for its 2010 Human Rights Awards. AHRC President Catherine Branson has called for individuals and organisations to nominate for the awards and medals which recognise efforts to protect human rights in Australia.

“For one day of the year, the annual Human Rights Medals and Awards shines the spotlight on the efforts people are making on a daily basis to strengthen Australia’s human rights culture,” Branson said. “The annual

Human Rights Medals and Awards is an opportunity to applaud their efforts and to say thank you.”

Categories include the Young People’s Human Rights Medal and Human Rights Medal, plus seven Award categories — Law, Community Organisation, Community Individual, Literature, Print Media, Television and Radio.

Nominations close at 5pm on Monday, 4 October and winners will be presented with their medals and awards at a ceremony on Human Rights Day, Friday, 10 December at the Sheraton on the Park in Sydney.


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