Nominations open for Human Rights Award

June 4, 2013 by J-Wire Staff
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Nominations have opened for the NSW Human Rights Award.

NSW-HRAThe NSW Human Rights Award pays tribute to an Australian citizen or permanent resident who has made a lasting and meaningful contribution to the advancement of human rights. Through the Award, the NSW Government makes a definite statement that NSW is grateful for, and supports, the tireless efforts of human rights activists in promoting human rights for all.

The Award is established in memory of the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg who saved tens of thousands of lives during World War II. The NSW Human Rights Award will be awarded annually to an Australian citizen or permanent resident who has demonstrated significant contributions to:

•    the advocacy, promotion, and advancement of human rights locally, nationally or internationally,
•    the philosophy, language and practice in the area of human rights.

The Award recipient will be presented with a specially struck medal and a $5,000 cash prize. The recipient will become the NSW Human Rights Ambassador for the following 12 months and has the opportunity to perform roles related to the advancement of human rights on behalf of the NSW Government such as speaking at events, schools and conferences.

Nominations must be made on the NSW Human Rights Award Nomination Form and must be supported by two referees.

Click here to download a printable NSW Human Rights Award Nomination Form.
CEO of the The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies Vic Alhadeff is a member of the judging panel

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