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April 20, 2020

How can we safeguard universal rights in the time of COVID-19?


Discussion Owner: Jason Parker

Some governments and security services are reacting to the ongoing threat from COVID-19 by taking advantage of the restrictions necessary to protect public health to also consolidate their power and limit human rights.

In this Roundtable conversation held on April 16, 2020, our panel addressed current events and recommended actions that can be taken to protect human rights during this difficult time.

What are your suggestions for safeguarding human rights during the pandemic?


Guests included:

- Hadar Harris, Executive Director, Student Press Law Center

- Jamil Dakwar, Director, Human Rights Program, ACLU

- Karin Ryan, Senior Advisor on Human Rights, The Carter Center

photo: Mstyslav Chernov