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24 Februar 2021

Live Debate: Power and the Covid-19 Pandemic

One year on how has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the law, and the way states govern? Should we be concerned about the ongoing use of emergency powers? How can we look forward to what lies ahead?

Marking the launch of the 2021 „Power and the COVID-19 Pandemic“ Symposium, this webinar will bring together five contributors to discuss the impact of the pandemic on legal systems globally, and offer initial assessments for the rule of law, democracy, and human rights:

  • Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Regents Professor University of Minnesota Law School; Professor of Law, Queens University Belfast; UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism
  • Martin Scheinin, British Academy Global Professor, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford; part-time Professor, European University Institute, Florence; Collaborator of the PluriCourts Centre of Excellence, University of Oslo; Member of the Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency
  • Thomas Bustamante, Professor of Legal Theory at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Research Productivity Fellow of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development
  • Thulasi K. Raj, Advocate, Supreme Court and Kerala High Court; Equality Fellow, Centre for Law & Policy Research, Bangalore
  • Jakub Jaraczewski, Legal Officer, Democracy Reporting International

The webinar will be chaired by Joelle Grogan (Middlesex University London) who is the convenor of the Symposium.


SUGGESTED CITATION  Aoiláin, Fionnuala Ní, Bustamante, Thomas, Grogan, Joelle, Jaraczewski, Jakub, K. Raj, Thulasi; Scheinin, Martin: Live Debate: Power and the Covid-19 Pandemic, VerfBlog, 2021/2/24, https://verfassungsblog.de/live-debate-power-and-the-covid-19-pandemic/, DOI: 10.17176/20210224-153943-0.

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