Bennett Freeman: Sustaining and Advancing Protections for Human Rights Defenders Under the Pressures of COVID-19.
Recording of the virtual meeting held on Aril 30, 2020. As societies respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with drastic societal shifts, there is concern that human rights defenders already threatened with judicial harassment and attacks will face new forms of pressure. Yet the same shifts also present opportunities for new forms of collective action. Mr. Freeman is a leading figure in the field of Business & Human Rights and the author of a leading report on the role of corporate actors in fostering a robust “shared space” for human rights and other civil society advocacy.