Wednesday, April 1, 2020

COVID-19: Advancing Human Rights and Justice During a Pandemic

The impacts of the novel coronavirus are being felt across the world, and in all domains of our lives, from physical and mental health, to job security, housing, and family life. Existing inequalities are more visible than ever, with the burdens of the crisis falling on some much more than others. Some governments are exploiting the crisis to crackdown on civil liberties. 

Tune in on Thursday, April 2, at 12:10 EST, and future dates to this timely series of conversations between scholars and practitioners on how we might respond.  On April 2:

Impacts of COVID-19 on Marginalized Groups: Implications for Policy and Advocacy
Thursday, April 2 | 12:10-1:10 PM

Pandemics affect individuals differently, with policy responses potentially worsening existing inequalities and discrimination for marginalized groups, such as women, children, older persons, those unhoused, people with disabilities, detainees, refugees, and migrants. Join us for a discussion on the risks of deepened inequality within the COVID-19 pandemic, and how governments can use a human rights-based and intersectional approach to ensure the rights of all persons are protected. The panel features Amanda Klasing (Human Rights Watch), Charanya Krishnaswami (Amnesty), and Vince Warren (Center for Constitutional Rights); moderated by Professor Jayne Huckerby (Duke).


The series is organized by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, and Just Security; and co-sponsored by Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Duke Law Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Cornell International Human Rights Clinic: Litigation and Advocacy, the International Commission of Jurists, the International Human Rights Clinic at University of Chicago Law School, Northeastern Law School's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Opinio Juris, Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah, UCLA's Promise Institute for Human Rights, UC Berkeley's Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, and the University of Minnesota Law School's Human Rights Center.

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