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In collaboration with professionals and practitioners from a variety of fields, this webinar series explores how Human Rights informs our understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic. In our first webinar, we explored the legal, public policy, and public health dimensions of the pandemic. In later webinars, we explored worker rights and immigrant and refugee rights.


Human Rights & COVID-19: Legal, Public Health, & Public Policy Dimensions

Video recording of UICHR webinar held on April 8, 2020: Human rights and COVID-19: How human rights helps us understand the pandemic and our responses to it. This webinar explores ...

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Human Rights & COVID-19: Protecting Iowa Worker Rights

Recording of the webinar held on April 22, with a presentation by Dr. Jennifer Sherer of the UI Labor Center and panelists from community and labor organizations sharing their on-t...

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Human Rights & COVID-19: Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Iowa’s immigrant and refugee communities have faced unique challenges and barriers in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear community leaders share how the COVID-19 pandemic is a...

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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 alr...

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John Sherman: Supply Chain Contracts, COVID-19, and the UNGPs

Recording of the virtual meeting held on May 1, 2020. The foundational UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights (UNGPs) (which Mr. Sherman helped create) have been broadly ...

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