„Ethical Action: COVID Affecting Human Rights and Democracy“

Friday April 30, 14h – 18h CET & Saturday May 1, 14h- 18h CET, 2021.


COVID-19 measures by governments may cause drastic effects on the application of human rights and the practice of democracies. This issue will be tackled from the point of view of ethics being the scientific reflection on lived morals. The objectives of ethical action are subjective well-being, favourable living conditions and a fulfilling life respecting solidarity-based responsibility. Ethical actions play an important role in individual and social lives. Light will be shed on the impact of COVID-19 measures on the freedom of opinion and expression, on medical, security, economical, and ecolog­ical ethics.

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Main contributions

Wolfgang Kautek (Austria)
Introduction to the topic
Jerald Joseph (Malaysia)
Covid19 pandemic: human rights at risk
Markus Gabriel (Germany)
Transdisciplinary cooperation as a way out of the crisis
M. Patricia Arbeláez Montoya (Colombia)
Covid-19 pandemic: global public health implications
Stefano Biancu (Italy)
Fundamental freedoms and the problem of freedom - Handout on freedom
Olena Bidovanets (Ukraine)
Mental health during COVID-19 pandemic
Grégoire Catta (France)
Freedom, fraternity, solidarity in pandemic time
Anna Rosario (USA)
Kevin Ahern (USA)
The pandemic and the crisis of participation: a challenge to lay mobilizing
Kaputo Chenga
C19 stresses the democracy: a selection of tales across the world
Javier M. Iguiñiz Echeverría (Peru)
Justice in the pandemic in Latin America
Frederick Wamalwa (Côte d'Ivoire)
Impact of COVID-19 on education delivery in Africa
Adam Bodnar (Poland)
COVID affecting human rights and democracy


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