COVID-19 and its Impact on Human Rights: a discussion with Oxfam.  Tuesday 21 July 2020, 1900-2030.  Free webinar.

Join LAP for a discussion with Oxfam around COVID-19 and its Impact on Human Rights.

The Covid-19 pandemic has already cost hundreds of thousands of lives and could also force millions into poverty.  The impacts of the virus – and the response to it – are disproportionately affecting disadvantaged people across the globe.

The UN has highlighted the importance of ensuring healthcare and other measures protect the most vulnerable: older people, those with disabilities, minorities, indigenous peoples, refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, people deprived of their liberty, homeless people and those living in poverty. 

But how do we rise to the challenge of ensuring that all peoples are afforded the fundamental rights of health and social protection in the midst of this global emergency? 

How are decisions to be taken by governments and the private sector to address the immediate needs?

And are our leaders making decisions that will enable a solid path to recovery for all?

Please join LAP and Oxfam for a discussion around the human rights impacts of Covid-19, chaired by Kate Cook of Matrix Chambers.

Speakers:

  • Joss Saunders, General Counsel Oxfam GB
  • Lydia Zigomo, Oxfam Regional Director for Horn, East and Central Africa & human rights lawyer

Please sign up via Eventbrite

For further information please contact Louise.Curd@lawyersagainstpoverty.org

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