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Covid-19 and human rights in Central America

 

Covid-19 and human rights in Central America

A webinar presented by the IBA Human Rights Law Committee, supported by the IBA Rule of Law Forum

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This webinar will discuss the ways in which three countries in Central America - ie Costa Rica, El Salvador and Nicaragua - have responded to Covid-19, including recurrent violations of international human rights and the rule of law that have occurred therein. In two of the three cases, IBAHRI has issued calls to the governments to address these violations. Join us on this webinar to explore patterns in violations and potential remedies.

In this video, Herman Duarte, IBA Human Rights Law Committee Latin American Liaison Officer, discusses the impact of Covid-19 with IBAHRI Co-Chair, The Hon Justice Michael Kirby.

They cover the following topics:

  1. The role of information, transparency and proportionality
  2. The contrast between El Salvador and Nicaragua
  3. The role of science in the pandemic
  4. The role of international organisations
  5. The importance of transparency and the Chinese Communist Party

Herman Duarte Re-recorded closing remarks

Maria José Yglesias

Maria José Yglesias
Dean, School of Law, ULACIT, San José

Herman Duarte

Herman Duarte
Simple Legal Consulting, Costa Rica; Latin American Regional Forum Liaison Officer, IBA Human Rights Law Committee

Elizabeth Jimnez

Elizabeth Jiménez
EJM Consultoría Jurídica, San José

Leonor Selva

Leonor Selva
Politi.Co Policy, San Salvador

Federica D Alessandra

Federica D´Alessandra
Oxford Institute for Ethics Law and Armed Conflict, Oxford; Co-Chair, IBA Human Rights Law Committee

Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger
Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, London

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Baroness Helena Kennedy

Baroness Helena Kennedy
Director – IBA’s Human Rights Institute, London

	The Hon Justice Michael Kirby

The Hon Justice Michael Kirby
Former Justice of the High Court of Australia, Sydney; Co-Chair, IBA’s Human Rights Institute

Cindy Regidor

Cindy Regidor
Journalist, Confidencial Nicaragua, San José

Herman Duarte

Herman Duarte
Simple Legal Consulting, Costa Rica; Latin American Regional Forum Liaison Officer, IBA Human Rights Law Committee