„Ethical Action: COVID Affecting Human Rights and Democracy“

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

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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.


CET / UTC+1 Friday, April 30, 2021
1400 – 1430 Welcome Addresses
1430 – 1500 Markus Gabriel (Germany)
“Transdisciplinary cooperation as a way out of the crisis”
1500 – 1530 Stefano Biancu (Italy)
“Fundamental freedoms and the problem of freedom”
1530 – 1600 Grégoire Catta (France)
“Freedom, fraternity, solidarity in pandemic time”
1600 – 1630 Coffee Break
1630 – 1700 Kevin Ahern (USA)
“The pandemic and the crisis of participation: a challenge to lay mobilizing”
1700 – 1730 Javier Echeverría (Peru)
“Justice in the pandemic in Latin America”
1800 – 1830 Summary


CET / UTC+1 Saturday, May 1, 2021
1400 – 1430 Jerald Joseph (Malaysia)
“Covid19 pandemic: human rights at risk”
1430 – 1600 Panel Discussion: “Consequences and Outlook”

María Arbeláez (Colombia) “Covid-19 pandemic: global public health implications”
Olena Bidovanets (Ukraine) “Mental health during COVID-19 pandemic”
Anna Rosario (USA) “Impact of COVID on migrants in New York City”
Kaputo Chenga (Zambia) “C19 stresses the democracy:
a selection of tales across the world”

1600 – 1630 Coffee Break
1630 – 1700 Frederick Wamalwa (Côte d’Ivoire)
“Impact of COVID-19 on education delivery in Africa”
1700 – 1730 Adam Bodnar (Poland)
“COVID affecting human rights and democracy”
1800 – 1830 Conclusions

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