COVID-19 and the Human Rights of LGBTI People

May 19, 2020 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
 


Co-sponsored by the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic, Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Cornell International Human Rights Clinic: Litigation and Advocacy, Harvard Law School's Human Rights Program, Human Rights Watch, the International Commission of Jurists, the International Human Rights Clinic at University of Chicago Law School, Northeastern Law School's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Opinio Juris, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah, UCLA's Promise Institute for Human Rights, UC Berkeley's Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, the University of Dayton's Human Rights Center, and the University of Minnesota Law School's Human Rights Center.


COVID-19 and the Human Rights of LGBTI People

As governments respond to the novel coronavirus, the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people are under increasing threat. Some face increased risks from stay-at-home orders when home is not a safe environment or when health care discrimination deters LGBTI people from seeking COVID-19 treatment. Discriminatory measures that stigmatize and blame LGBTI people for outbreaks as well as governments’ crackdown on LGBTI rights defenders, heighten vulnerabilities and violence. Instead, solutions must be found that center the rights of LGBTI people, including through economic measures to mitigate the adverse impacts of the crisis, as well as ongoing support services. Join us for a talk with Ymania Brown (ILGA World/PHRI), Gloria Careaga (UNAM), Victor Madrigal-Borloz (U.N. Independent Expert), and Danilo da Silva (LAMBDA); moderated by Larry Helfer (Duke Law).


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