november, 2020

fri13nov14h0014h45Protecting rights, resisting securitized responses to the pandemic: learning from the past to bounce back better14h00 - 14h45 Session theme:Covid-19

Speakers for this event

  • Claudia LOPEZ

    Claudia LOPEZ

    City of Bogota, Columbia

    City of Bogota, Columbia

  • Fionnuala Ní AOLáIN

    Fionnuala Ní AOLáIN

    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • Patrick GASPARD

    Patrick GASPARD

    Open Society Foundations

    Open Society Foundations

  • Sirikan (June) CHAROENSIRI

    Sirikan (June) CHAROENSIRI

    Thai Lawyers for Human Rights

    Thai Lawyers for Human Rights

Description

Responses to the global health crisis have extended far beyond public health. In many states, COVID-19 has led to sweeping emergency powers, postponed elections, restrictions of the right to protest, and powerful new surveillance technologies largely unaccountable to their populations. These securitized responses have not resulted in better public health outcomes, but a worsening of human security. Those who were already under-represented in local, national and global governance institutions stand to lose the most in this paradigm. This crisis-driven expansion of security powers is not new. This discussion will explore the costs of securitization and explore how multilateralism can be used as a vehicle to affirm rights, and to place the public good at the heart of pandemic response.
Session organized by Open Society Foundations

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