2014 Sydney Peace Prize winner

Julian Burnside AO QC - Australian barrister, human rights advocate and author


The Sydney Peace Prize Jury’s citation reads:

Julian Burnside AO QC: “For his brave and principled advocacy for human rights and for those wronged by government, for insisting that we respect our international legal obligations toward those seeking asylum, and for his unflinching defence of the rule of law as a means to achieve a more peaceful and just society.”

On Wednesday 5th November 2014, from 6:30pm at Town Hall, Julian Burnside AO QC will deliver the 2014 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, and Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser AC CH GCL will present him with the Prize.

The Sydney Peace Prize Gala Reception will follow directly after the Ceremony and Lecture, where guests will have the opportunity to meet Julian Burnside and engage in a Q&A whilst enjoying drinks and canapés and mingling with Sydney’s finest.

Tickets to the City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture and Award Ceremony ($30/$15), and the Sydney Peace Prize Gala Reception ($180/$150) are available online: BUY TICKETS or via phone: (02) 9351 4468.

Julian Burnside AO QC

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Media coverage of the announcement and awarding of the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize:

26 May 2014, “Julian Burnside selected to receive Sydney Peace Prize”, SBS News (video)

26 May 2014, 2014 Sydney Peace Prize”, Late Night Live with Phillip Adams, Radio National (radio)