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Minister Lipavský received the Magnitsky Human Rights Award in London

Minister Jan Lipavský received the Magnitsky Human Rights Award from Bill Browder in London on Wednesday, 16 November.

During his two-day visit to London, Minister Lipavský also met with the British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, Minister of State at the Department for International Trade Greg Hands and representatives of the foreign affairs committees of both houses of the British Parliament, including their chairs Alicia Kearns and Lord Kinnoul.

The Magnitsky Human Rights Prizes are named after Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who was murdered in Russian police custody after exposing a massive Russian government corruption scheme. His name has since become synonymous with the Magnitsky Act, which allows for asset freezes and visa bans on human rights abusers around the world.

Since 2015, the Magnitsky Prize has been awarded to brave journalists, politicians and activists in the field of human rights. In the past, it was received by personalities such as Boris Nemtsov, Senator John McCain, Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi or Russian-Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov. British financier and human rights activist Bill Browder, former employer of Sergei Magnitsky at the time he was murdered, is behind the awards.


Minister Lipavský in London 2022