Alice Tay Lecture on Law & Human Rights: Human Rights and COVID-19

Prof. Sarah Joseph, wearing a mask

The Herbert & Valmae Freilich Project for the Study of Bigotry is pleased to invite you to the 2020 Alice Tay Lecture on Law and Human Rights.

Professor Sarah Joseph will be presenting on the topic "Human Rights and COVID-19"


COVID-19 is causing a health emergency but also a human rights emergency. All governments have human rights obligations (regarding rights to life and health) to take measures to combat COVID-19. However, those same measures often interfere with other human rights, such as rights to livelihood, education, association, family rights, and standards of mental health. How is it possible to work out the appropriate balance in this extraordinary time of COVID?

Sarah Joseph is a Professor of Human Rights Law at Griffith University, Brisbane. Prior to commencing at Griffith in 2020, she was the Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University from 2005-2019. Her human rights research is broad-ranging, encompassing civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.

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