Date: 28 April 2022
Time: Session 1 09.00-10.30 UK time | Session 2 14.00-15.30 UK time
The COVID-19 pandemic not only ravaged human bodies but also had profound and possibly enduring effects on the health of political and legal systems, economies and societies. Almost overnight, governments imposed the severest restrictions in modern times on rights and freedoms, elections, parliaments and courts. Legal and political institutions struggled to adapt, creating a catalyst for democratic decline and catastrophic increases in poverty and inequality. As we look forward to a 'post-pandemic' future, it is essential for us to learn the lessons of our pandemic present.
Marking the upcoming publication of the Routledge Handbook of Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic , authors come together from around the world to discuss the key findings and the essential lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic for the future of law and governance during public health emergencies.
Session 1: 09.00 - 10.30 UK time
- Wen-Chen Chang, Professor of National Taiwan University College of Law and Joint Appointment Professor of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University School of Law, Taipei, Taiwan.
- Chun-Yuan Lin, Associate Professor of Chung Yuan Christian University School of Law, Department of Financial and Economic Law, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
- Thulasi K Raj, Lawyer, Supreme Court of India
- Dean R Knight, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and New Zealand Centre for Public Law, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- Tom Gerald Daly, Deputy Director, School of Government, University of Melbourne, and Director, COVID-DEM Database (www.democratic-decay.org) Australia
Alice Donald, Associate Professor of Human Rights Law, School of Law, Middlesex University, London, UK; and co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Session 2: 14.00 - 15.30 UK Time
- Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
- Stephen Hilgartner, Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, US
- Mark A Graber, Regents Professor of Law, Carey School of Law, University of Maryland, Baltimore, US
- Martin Scheinin, British Academy Global Professor, University of Oxford, UK, and a part-time professor, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
- Julinda Beqiraj, Maurice Wohl Senior Research Fellow in European Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, UK
Joelle Grogan, Senior Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Middlesex University, London, UK; Research Fellow, CEU Democracy Institute, Budapest, Hungary; and co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic