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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 Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, high-level experts will participate in a panel discussion and take questions from the audience.  

     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, Head, Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB), 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

Join us via Facebook live stream and pose your questions using the live chat. Participation does not require registration or a Facebook account.

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Wann & Wo

Donnerstag, 10. Dezember 2020
Von 18:00 - 20:00


die Teilnahme ist kostenlos




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