Rule of law in the time of Covid-19

Monday 6 April 2020
Victor Orbán
Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary

States across the world have taken drastic action in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, there is clear potential for abuse of the situation and a detrimental impact on the rule of law, as has already been seen in various countries.

Leading human rights lawyer and Director of the IBA’s Human Rights Institute, Baroness Helena Kennedy, and IBA Director of Content, James Lewis, discuss the balance between the fundamental priorities of security and freedom and assess developments in countries including Hungary, Russia, India, the UK and the US.