Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2020
On Monday 19 April, 2021, Loujain Al-Hathloul was ceremonially announced as laureate of the 2020 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
(Saudi Arabia) is one of the leaders of the Saudi feminist movement. Ms Al-Hathloul is a prominent womens’ rights activist known for defying the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia and for opposing the Saudi male guardianship system. She has been detained on several occasions, sentenced and has been in prison since 2018.
The Václav Havel Human Rights Prize
is awarded each year by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in partnership with the Václav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation to reward outstanding civil society action in the defence of human rights in Europe and beyond.