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12 May 2021

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.

Lucy Moxham, RECONNECT and Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

Human Rights and COVID-19: Forging Recovery After a Pandemic of Abuses?” – Alice Donald

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SUGGESTED CITATION  Donald, Alice, Were, Nerima, Imalingat, Tara, Julicher, Manon, Vetzo, Max, Atienza, Maria Ela L.; Moxham, Lucy: WEBINAR 1: “Human Rights and the COVID-19 Pandemic”, VerfBlog, 2021/5/12,

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