Research event

Webinar: Human rights in the time of coronavirus

A panel discussion with Başak Çalı (Hertie School), Ed Bates (University of Leicester), Kanstantin Dzehtsiarou (University of Liverpool), Alan Green (University of Birmingham), Natasa Mavronicola (University of Birmingham), and Stuart Wallace (Chair, University of Leeds). The event in hosted by the Strasbourg Observers Blog.

Join us for a panel discussion on the human rights dimensions of measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic within the Council of Europe. A key question for discussion is whether the member states of the Council of Europe need to derogate from the Convention to implement these emergency measures.

Panelists will particularly address the questions: what is the impact of current regulations in England on the rights enshrined in the Convention? Is a derogation from the Convention necessary to implement these measures? Why have some States (Moldova, Georgia, Romania etc.) considered it necessary to derogate, while others (UK, France, Italy) have not? Asuming a derogation is not required, would it be preferable to derogate in any case?

The event in hosted by the Strasbourg Observers Blog (Human Rights Centre, Ghent University).

To join the webinar, please follow the link on the event page.