Webinar series:
The Ethics of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Nordic Perspectives

Part 5:  A Health and Human Rights Perspective

When: 21 April 13:00 - 14:00 (CEST)

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The Nordic Committee on Bioethics (NCBio) is hosting a webinar series on bioethical aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Nordic countries. The aim is to identify ethical aspects of the pandemic, to look at policies and debates with a view on differences and similarities between the countries.

The fifth webinar in the series evaluates legislative responses to COVID-19 through a health and human rights lens, focusing on restrictions on movement. Using examples from European countries, including Denmark and Ireland, the extent to which governments have adopted a proportionate response will be explored.


Keynote speaker: Katharina Ó. Cathaoir, Assistant Professor in Health Law, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and principal investigator of a project mapping legal responses to COVID-19 funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research.

Commentator: Gro Nystuen, Assistant director of the Norwegian National Human Rights Institution.

Moderated by Janne Rothmar Herrmann, JUR Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law,University of Copenhagen and member of the NCBio.















Katharina Ó. Cathaoir
Photo: University of Copenhagen