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IBA Showcase: lessons learned from Covid-19

Wednesday 27 October 2021

With global deaths exceeding 5,000,000 and untold social and economic devastation, Covid-19 has been the greatest global catastrophe since the Second World War. Given the magnitude of the disaster that has befallen us, pandemics must be treated as the major national security challenges that they are.

Covid-19 has exposed numerous tragic failures in key legal policy areas and certainly has exposed the limits of current multilateralism and pertinent legal regimes.

The IBA is ideally situated to lead and inspire a constructive and vital assessment of Covid-19's impact in key legal policy areas and propose approaches to potential reforms which will be reported and discussed during this session.