Power, people and the pandemic: the legal sides of COVID-19
Governments are taking unprecedented steps to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, but how far can – and should – they go to protect us? What is the optimal balance between protecting public health, reacting to rapidly changing scientific knowledge, and maintaining citizens’ trust? Will individuals or groups bring lawsuits based on the violation of their rights or on injury caused by, for instance, healthcare resource allocations, travel restrictions or mandatory business closures?
Join us for a special webcast featuring three experts specializing in public health law who are undertaking research into these questions and other issues, supported by McGill’s MI4 Emergency COVID-19 Research Funding:
- Lara Khoury, Ad. E., Associate Professor, McGill Faculty of Law and Research Group on Health and Law; Associate Member, Institute for Health and Social Policy and Biomedical Ethics Unit.
- Alana Klein, BCL/LLB’02, Associate Professor, McGill Faculty of Law and Research Group on Health and Law; Associate Member, Institute for Health and Social Policy; formerly senior policy analyst with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.
- Marie-Eve Couture-Ménard, DCL’14, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Université de Sherbrooke : Centre de recherche sur la régulation et le droit de la gouvernance (CrRDG).
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The webcast will take place on YouTube at youtube.com/watch?v=72-VIUmSLj4