ASSA Fellow Professor Jane McAdam Awarded Prestigious International Human Rights Prize

The Academy congratulates Professor Jane McAdam FASSA, who has received the Calouste Gulbenkian 2017 Prize for outstanding work in the field of human rights. Professor McAdam shared the prize of 100,000 Euros with the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.

The President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, presented the Prizes on Thursday, 20 July, at a gala public ceremony and concert on the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s museum grounds in Lisbon. This is the first time an Australian has been awarded the Prize, and Professor McAdam is only the second individual to receive it.

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