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Professor Behrendt AO was named the 2021 Human Rights Medallist by the Australian Human Rights Commission in recognition of her research, advocacy and creative contributions to Indigenous justice and the law, and the visual and performing arts over several decades.

Professor Behrendt has contributed to ongoing projects of the UNESCO Chair including as co-organiser of the Indigenous peoples and cultural heritage international research and capacity-building initiative.

We are pleased that Professor Behrendt and the Jumbunna Institute will also be part of the UNESCO-UNITWIN Network on Culture in Emergencies.

We congratulate Professor Behrendt on her award and thank you her for ongoing commitment to the rights of Indigenous peoples and protection of Indigenous cultures.

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Hear Professor Behrendt’s Human Rights Day Oration in 2022.

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.

The UNESCO Chair and UTS supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its implementation in full.

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