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Dujuan Hoosan

Australian

Dujuan Hoosan is an Arrernte and Garawa boy who grew up between his two homelands at Sandy Bore outstation near Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and Spring Creek near Borroloola, situated on the banks of the McArthur River in the Gulf of Carpentaria. When he was 12, Dujuan became the youngest person ever to address the Human Rights Council at the United Nations. He asked global leaders to support Australia to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years in line consistent with international human rights standards, and allow his peoples to control their own education systems. He also asked that First Nations languages be taught in schools. In June 2020, he was awarded the Liberty Victoria Young Voltaire Human Rights Award.
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