The COVID-19 pandemic led to a crisis, not only of public health, but also of human rights.
You are invited to this interactive event, organised by Amnesty International in Scotland and the Human Rights Consortium Scotland, to reflect on the experience of human rights during the pandemic in Scotland. It will also address the future – what should COVID recovery look like if human rights protection is central to this? What about human rights accountability?
This event will include the launch of a new report titled ‘A survey of public authorities, human rights and COVID-19′.
Speakers include experts from across the UK and Scotland, including civil society experts ‘on the ground’, including:
- Adam Wagner, the founder and Chair of EachOther, barrister specialising in human rights law and well-known for his expertise around communicating on human rights. Adam is also the Specialist Advisor to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ new Inquiry into the UK government’s COVID-19 response.
- Judith Robertson, Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission
- Talat Yaqoob, independent consultant and campaigner, co-author of the ‘Together We Help’ report on community responses to COVID-19
- Dr Donald MacAskill, Chief Executive of Scottish Care
- Sam Smith, Founder and CEO of C-Change Scotland
- Twimukye Macline Mushaka, Senior Fieldwork Development Officer at The Poverty Alliance
- Anna Ritchie Allan, Executive Director of Close the Gap
- Jatin Haria, Executive Director of the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights
- Dilraj Sokhi Watson, co-CEO of Amina, the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre
- Emma Jardine, Policy & Public Affairs Adviser at Howard League Scotland
- Lynn Williams, unpaid carer
- Dylan Fotoohi, Refugees for Justice
- Naomi McAuliffe, Programme Director of Amnesty International in Scotland
- Mhairi Snowden, Director of Human Rights Consortium Scotland
We want this event to be accessible to all. If you have any particular accessibility requirements, please let us know as soon as you can so that we can make any arrangements required.
BSL Interpretation will be available – please could you let us know by Monday 10th May if you will use the BSL Interpreters. After this date, we will do our very best to provide BSL Interpretation but cannot guarantee it.