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COVID-19 and International Law: What went wrong and what can we learn from it? Philippe Sands in conversation with Gian Luca Burci

Date: 16 April 2020

Time: 15:00-16:00 BST

Venue: Webinar


Event details

The adverse effects of the novel COVID-19 pandemic are felt globally, raising questions about the state of international law on this matter. From a global health law and policy perspective, it is evident that the magnitude of this pandemic goes way beyond the reach of individual states and has revealed a number of normative gaps that must be addressed at the international level. 

This webinar will feature a conversation between award-winning author and international lawyer Philippe Sands, and the international health law expert and WHO former legal counsel Gian Luca Burci to explore what may have gone wrong, the lessons to be learned, and future institutional and legal changes needed. Would an international inquiry be useful?

Event convened by Dr Constantinos Yiallourides, Arthur Watts Research Fellow on the Law of the Sea, BIICL and Kristin Hausler, Dorset Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for International Law, BIICL.

Join in the conversation @BIICL #COVID19BIICL

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.


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