2017-10-04 Daniel Webb wins Global Pluralism Award for refugee rights work

Daniel Webb

Daniel Webb

My best congratulations go to Daniel Webb,  Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, for winning the inaugural Global Pluralism Award for his refugee rights work. It was awarded by the Canadian-based Global Centre for Pluralism. The citation reads:

By protecting asylum seekers from horrendous detention and changing the public conversation about refugees from deterrence to opportunity, Daniel Webb is paving a way for other global leaders,” – Canada’s former Prime Minister and Chair of the Jury the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark.

This award is worthy recognition of Daniel’s work, the gravity of the cruelty he and his team are working to support clients facing deportation to offshore detention. He has travelled to Manus three times and works closely with the men detained there to amplify their voices. He has run High Court challenges against the secretive detention of people on the high seas and led our work on the #LetThemStay campaign, which prevented the deportation of more than 267 men, women and children to offshore processing centres.

You can read more about the Global Pluralism Award here.

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