This post was originally published by the Centre for Law and Social Justice, University of Newcastle.

On the 23rd of May 2022, a panel of international human rights experts explored human rights in the context of COVID-19, based off their recently published article in the Australian Journal of Human Rights.

The discussion focused on the rights of vulnerable individuals and communities who have experienced disproportionate impacts from both the pandemic itself and measures that constrain the exercise of human rights. The pandemic has demonstrated both the essential nature of global cooperation and international regulation to promote universal rights to life and health, and the potentially harmful impacts of limitations imposed on human rights in time of emergency. 

Read the full article published in the Australian Journal of Human Rights here 
Fiona McGaughey, Mary Anne KennySusan Harris Rimmer and Amy Maguire
Chair: Donna McNamara