About the Conference
The conference will focus on what the pandemic has revealed about the causes and nature of inequalities around the world. Calls to tackle deep-seated structural and intersectional discrimination have increased in recent years, but so has the backlash. In some places we see attempts to dismantle hard-won, progressive legal and policy change. In others, ongoing efforts to achieve reform have stalled.
With these realities in mind, the conference will consider possibilities for crafting effective responses as we move forward in a vastly unequal post-pandemic world.
The conference features 3 keynote presentations, 4 other plenary discussions, and 23 parallel workshops with 150+ experts from over 25 countries.
New Directions for Equality in a Post Covid World
Jayna Kothari (Founder-Director Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore)
Microverse, Mezzoverse, Macroverse: Protection against Discrimination in an Artificialized World?
Vitit Muntarbhorn (Professor Emeritus Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok)
From Disabled Justice to Disability Justice: the Practice of China
Zhang Wanhong (Professor of Jurisprudence Wuhan University School of Law, Wuhan, China)
Judicial Perspectives on Tranforming Equality
Beverley McLachlin (Former Chief Justice of the Canadian Supreme Court)
Geoffrey Ma (Former Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal)
Let’s Get Equality Out of the Box!
Laura Carlson, Puja Kapai, Naina Kapur
[Book Talk] Exponential Inequalities: Equality Law in Times of Crisis
Shreya Atrey and Sandra Fredman (eds)
Alysia Blackham, Jessica Clarke, Beth Gaze, Kelley Loper, Jule Mulder, Colm O’Cinneide
UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center: Equal Rights and Discrimination Project
The conference programme can be found here.
There is no fee, but all attendees must register in advance here.
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