WEBINAR 1: „Human Rights and the COVID-19 Pandemic“
Wednesday, 12 May 2021 | 09:00 – 10.30 BST / 10.00 – 11.30 CEST
COVID-19 – and state responses to it – present a threat to human rights unparalleled in the contemporary era. At the same time, human rights offer a universal framework which guides decision-makers, ensures accountability for their actions and omissions, and renders visible the structural inequalities which drives the pandemic’s differential impact on certain communities. Looking forward, this panel discusses how human rights can be used to underpin a just and sustainable post-pandemic recovery.
The panel will consist of short interventions by each speaker, followed by a moderated Q&A session. Tweet your questions with #PowerandPandemic.
Chair: Lucy Moxham, RECONNECT and Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
Dr Alice Donald is a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University, London.
Nerima Were is a lawyer working at the human rights NGO KELIN.
Tara Imalingat is a lawyer working at the human rights NGO KELIN.
Manon Julicher is an assistant professor in Constitutional Law at the Law department of Utrecht University. She is connected to the Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice and the research cluster Empirical Research into Institutions for conflict resolution (ERI).
Max Vetzo is a PhD Candidate in Constitutional Law at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). He is affiliated to both the Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice and the research cluster Empirical Research into Institutions for conflict resolution (ERI).
Maria Ela L. Atienza
Maria Ela L. Atienza, PhD is Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman and Co-Convenor, Program on Social and Political Change, UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies.
Lucy Moxham is a Senior Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule for the Law, where she leads the Government and Rule of Law programme.
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) works to improve public understanding of the rule of law in the EU as part of the re:constitution programme funded by Stiftung Mercator.
The RECONNECT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 770142. This Symposium reflects only the authors’ views and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.