COVID-19 and International Law: A Snapshot

"COVID-19 and International Law: A Snapshot" a CLE seminar hosted on April 28, 2020, by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, and the International Law Association (American Branch).

The webinar features experts in global health, international business, and human rights. Panelists will discuss the international framework for pandemics and explain the legal and practical global implications of COVID-19. A broad range of topics will be considered, including the role of the World Health Organization and the United Nations, how the global pandemic has impacted international business, whether the responses of States comply with human rights law, and State Responsibility for preventing the spread of infectious diseases.

Professor Frederick Abbott — Co-chair, Committee on Global Health Law of the International Law Association; Professor of International Law, Florida State University

Ms. Sara Yang Bosco — Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Emerson Electric Company

Professor Gian Luca Burci — Former Legal Counsel, World Health Organization; Adjunct Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva

Professor Jonathan Hafetz — Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School; Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union

Professor Leila Nadya Sadat — Director, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute; James Carr Professor of International Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law


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