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Covid-19 and Public International Law Conference 15 July 2020

Updated: Aug 16, 2020

In this virtual conference, hosted by Dr. Donna Lyons (Trinity College Dublin School of Law), leading experts discussed a range of pressing issues relating to Covid-19 and global governance, including: human rights protection, distributive justice, the gendered effects of the pandemic, data infrastructures, inquiries into deaths arising out of the pandemic, the World Health Organisation, environmental regulation, and the practical implications of the pandemic on the work of international organisations.


Dr. Donna Lyons, Assistant Professor, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin


Professor Eyal Benvenisti, Whewell Professor of International Law, Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law

Professor Eric Posner, Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law, Arthur and Esther Kane Research Chair, University of Chicago Law School

Professor Lisa Forman, Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Global Health Equity, Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Professor Sharifah Sekalala, Associate Professor, University of Warwick Law School Professor Christopher McCrudden, Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law, Queen’s University Belfast School of Law, L. Bates Lea Global Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Professor Benedict Kingsbury, Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law, Vice Dean, Director of Institute for International Law and Justice, New York University School of Law

Sir Howard Morrison, KCMB, CBE, QC, Judge of the International Criminal Court Appeals Division, formerly Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Professor Juan Méndez, Professor of Human Rights Law, American University, Washington College of Law, former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture (2010-2016)

Mr. Adam Wagner, Doughty Street Chambers, Specialist Advisor to U.K. Parliament Covid-19 Human Rights Inquiry, Visiting Professor, Goldsmiths University London

Dr. Alan Greene, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham Law School

Dr. Catherine O'Rourke, Director, Transitional Justice Institute, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and International Law, Ulster University

Professor Shane Darcy, Professor of Law and Deputy Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway

Dr. Jason Rudall, Assistant Professor of Public International Law, Leiden University

Dr. Lea Raible, Lecturer in Public Law, University of Glasgow School of Law.

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