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COVID-19 and Public International Law Conference

International Organisations, Global Governance and the Pandemic. Friday 25 September 2020

In this upcoming virtual conference, hosted by Dr. Donna Lyons (Trinity College Dublin School of Law), with the excellent support of Trinity Research in the Social Sciences (TRiSS), leading experts will discuss a range of pressing issues relating to Covid-19 and global governance, including: human rights and health, the right to liberty and prisoners during the pandemic, social movements and Covid-19, challenges facing the EU, and derogations from international human rights treaties in time of emergency. This conference is a sequel to a conference which took place on 15 July 2020 on the same topic. The previous conference recordings can be viewed HERE.There will be an opportunity for Q & A and discussion following the presentations.

Date and Time: 2pm-5pm (Irish Standard Time), Friday, 25 September 2020

Esteemed Speakers and Running Order:

  • Laurence Helfer, Harry R. Chadwick Sr. Professor of Law, Duke University Law School.
  • Amina Adanan, Lecturer, Maynooth University Department of Law.
  • Alicia Ely Yamin, Senior Fellow, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School.
  • Benedict Kingsbury, Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law, Vice Dean, Director of Institute for International Law and Justice, New York University School of Law.
  • Patricia Tuitt, Legal Academic, Formerly Professor and Dean of the School of Law at Birkbeck.
  • Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney of the Duke International Human Rights Clinic, Duke Law School
  • Juan Méndez, Professor of Human Rights Law, American University, Washington College of Law, former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture (2010-2016).

Chair: Dr. Donna Lyons, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin.

Access to the Event: Please join the virtual conference via the link on Zoom (2-5pm, 25 September 2020)

The event will also be livestreamed on Trinity Law School Facebook. For those who cannot attend on the day, a recording will be made available online.