It is unclear whether Ginsburg will be present to accept the award. The court did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN.
The center made its announcement on Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the hard-fought victory of the women’s suffrage movement. August 26, 2020, was also the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote.
The center noted that this year’s ceremony will be the “pinnacle” of its yearlong initiative to celebrate women’s equality and leadership and the 100-year milestone.
Ginsburg has spent her life fiercely advocating for women’s rights and gender equality, using her sharp arguments and notable dissents to fight back on issues surrounding gender discrimination, abortion and reproductive rights.
The Liberty Medal was established in 1988 and honors those “of courage and conviction who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe,” according to the center’s website. Some of its recipients include former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai.