Lecture by a Ukrainian Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2022 – Oleksandra Matviichuk

Named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in the World by the Financial Times, Oleksandra Matviichuk is a renowned Ukrainian human rights lawyer leading the Center for Civil Liberties in Kyiv. In 2022, Oleksandra and her team were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize – the first Ukrainian citizens ever to receive any Nobel Prize.

The Center for Civil Liberties has been defending human rights since 2007. Their work has included documenting cases of unlawful imprisonment in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics and war crimes against civilian populations perpetrated by Russian soldiers in the occupied areas of Ukraine.

Ms Matviichuk will deliver the Annual Stasiuk Lecture at the Cambridge Union at 5:30 pm on February 2, 2024. Marking the third anniversary of the full-scale invasion and the tenth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea, Ms Matviichuk will speak on Ukraine and the defence of human rights in the 21st century. The lecture will be open to everyone and will be followed by a Q&A session.

This event is organised in partnership with Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, with the support of the Cambridge Union and Cambridge University Ukrainian Society.

Please note that this event is being photographed and videoed by the Cambridge Union.

This event does not have preregistration. All are welcome to the Cambridge Union for this free event!


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