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HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Covid-19 & Human Rights – Lessons learned from the pandemic

HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Covid-19 & Human Rights – Lessons learned from the pandemic

2020 has been a year filled with major challenges. The pandemic raises various difficulties, both on a personal and societal level, and it highlights underestimated human rights issues. What about the right to education when schools are closed? How can the rights to data protection or freedom of assembly be preserved under the current health protection measures? Under which conditions can infringements of human rights be justified and what are the limits? Let us take the opportunity to learn from the crisis.

On the occasion of Human Rights Day, a Human Rights Talk will focus on the consequences of the Covid- 19 crisis on human rights, address how the pandemic has aggravated pre-existing threats on human rights of vulnerable groups, but also shed light on possible avenues for a democratic and human rights compliant recovery.

Following a keynote speech by Dunja Mijatovi, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, high- level experts will participate in a panel discussion and take questions from the audience.

Click here to join the online event.

PROGRAMME
Introduction
Ursula Kriebaum, Professor of Public International Law, Law Faculty, University of Vienna

Keynote speech
Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Strasbourg

Panel discussion
Werner Amon, Ombudsman, Republic of Austria and Secretary General, International Ombudsman Institute (IOI), Vienna
Rosa Logar, Managing Director, Domestic Violence Intervention Centre, Vienna
Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Strasbourg
Nils Muižnieks, Regional Director Europe, Amnesty International, London
Chair: Sarah Emler, Journalist, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Discussion with the audience
 

PARTICIPATION & INFORMATION
Join us via Facebook live stream and pose your questions using the live chat. Participation does not require registration or a Facebook account.
You can submit your questions to the experts in the chat during the event or send them in advance to magdalena.steringer@univie.ac.at.
Please feel free to forward this invitation and the participation link to interested individuals. For additional information visit the Commissioner’s website on Covid-19 & Human Rights.

Details
Datum: 
Thursday, 10. December 2020 - 18:00 to 19:30
Location: 
Vienna/ online (Live- Stream)