Strasbourg Observers

Announcement: Webinar “The State’s positive obligations under IHRL during the coronavirus outbreak” (5 May)

April 29, 2020

After thought-provoking webinars on “Human Rights in the Times of Coronavirus” and “Council of Europe: The Conscience of Europe in a Time of Crisis” (recorded versions of which are available here and here), next week a third webinar in the series will address the role of positive obligations in the context of Covid-19. The webinar takes place on Tuesday 5 May at 3 pm UK time, 4 pm CET. Here is the announcement:

The State’s positive obligations under IHRL during the coronavirus outbreak


5 May 2020

3pm (UK time) (if you wish to participate and ask questions. Come early limited to 100 participants) (if you wish to follow the livestream)

The panellists will discuss positive obligations under International Human Rights Law from a variety of perspectives examining both economic social and cultural rights issues and civil and political rights issues.


Chairs: Prof Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou (University of Liverpool) and Dr Stuart Wallace (University of Leeds)

Dr Conall Mallory (University of Newcastle)

Prof Aoife Nolan (University of Nottingham / member of the European Committee of Social Rights)

Prof Merris Amos (Queen Mary University of London)

Dr Amanda Cahill-Ripley (University of Liverpool)

Dr Laurens Lavrysen (Ghent University)


Update (05/05): the recorded version of this event is available here

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