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Hummus and Human Rights Part 5: The Stress Test – Human Rights & COVID-19
July 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
About this Event
Covid-19 has posed an unprecedented test for human rights laws and principles across society and indeed the world. Has the test been passed or failed?
Is the current human rights architecture responding to the unique challenges of COVID-19 around issues of accountability, litigation and in the eyes of the public?
How do we ensure that government views human rights as a positive aid in devising new policies? e.g. re-designing social care
What is the new space that’s needed to allow for real discussion on socio-economic rights so they become more entrenched?
The help answer these questions, and many more, we will hear from Adam Wagner an experienced human rights and public lawyer with a strong civil law background. He has acted at all levels including in the Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.
Adam is well-known for his human rights advocacy work. He founded both the multi-award winning human rights charity EachOther and the acclaimed UK Human Rights Blog, and is a sought after legal commentator on social media (@adamwagner1), television and radio. He set up and hosts the Better Human Podcast.
In May 2020 Adam was appointed as Specialist Advisor to Parliament’s Covid-19 Human Rights Inquiry