IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Rooms 201-202, Level 2

Session information

Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic: ethical, legal and human rights issues
Rooms 201-202, Level 2 View location
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Law and Individual Rights Section (Lead)
Family Law Committee
Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee
Indigenous Peoples Committee


HumanRightsThe Covid-19 pandemic has illustrated ethical challenges in relation to medicines (including vaccines and diagnostic testing) and other therapeutic goods being made available to the world’s population (including the elderly, children and indigenous populations) and the dichotomy between pharmaceutical companies making money in order to fund future innovation versus the poor being able to access live saving therapeutic goods. In addition, wealthy countries vs poorer nations. This session will discuss the ethical, legal and human rights issues and some of the lessons learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic.

This session will also discuss the disparities regarding the care of children – including parental rights regarding anti-vaccination during Covid-19 and how governments and the law in various countries have either supported or interfered with those rights.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Alison Choy Flannigan Hall and Wilcox, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Publication and Newsletter Editor, Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee
Barbara Connolly KC 7BR, London, England; Member, Family Law Committee Advisory Board


Enrique Alvarez Lloreda Camacho, Bogota, Colombia; Website Officer, Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee
Professor Ranga Reddy Burri Infection Control Academy of India, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Marilyn Cruickshank University of Technology, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Judge Brana Obradovic Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia , Parramata, New South Wales, Australia