e-Conference Series on ‘Covid-19’: (Session 2 of 5)
Session 2 of 5 (Click here for the full series)
6 May 2020, Wednesday, 4.00pm, Singapore Time
COVID-19: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE CLASH OF “RIGHTS”?
This session will explore the juxtaposition- in some cases “clash”- of rights under international law that have emerged as a consequence of the pandemic. To what extent can the State claim sovereign rights to protect itself and population against the pandemic and deny access to needed medical supplies, the right to assistance relief or cruise ship entry into ports? What impact on human rights has emerged? What questions of international responsibility do such acts create? Is there a duty on the international community as a whole to render assistance and relief? And lastly, how the United Nations has or has not responded to this global crisis? Recognized experts will explore the challenges and legal gaps that have emerged from the Covid-19 experience and discuss possible ways forward.
Simon Chesterman, Dean, NUS Faculty of Law
Daphne Hong, Director-General, International Affairs Division, Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore
1. Mahmoud D Hmoud, Jordan Ambassador to Singapore and Member, International Law Commission)
2. Photini Pazartzis, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Vice Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Committee ICCPR
3. Robert Beckman, Head, Ocean Law & Policy, CIL
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