“Vaccine Multilateralism” – Singapore’s approach towards fair and equitable access for COVID-19 vaccines

by Ambassador Umej Bhatia, Permanent Mission of Singapore Blog, Blog, By invitation, Uncategorized @lac

Just a year ago the threat of a global pandemic was treated as a theoretical possibility, the subject of scenario planning or fiction. Pandemic preparedness was expressed in words but not as much in deeds. Today after taking over 1.5 million lives globally, COVID-19 has become a brutal reality-check for us all. It has transformed our societies, impacted the world …

The RightON web chat series will be back in September

by the URG team Blog, Blog, News, Press, URG News

The web chat on  Business, the Economy, and Livelihoods in a COVID-19 World  marked the last  ‘Right On’  online event before the summer break. The series will resume in September, at the pace of one online event per month. ‘While the series was originally developed to keep the human rights discussion going during the COVID-19 crisis, we decided – due to its success and the fact that it allowed us to …

Derechos humanos y democracia: ¿una relación en dificultades?

by Dr. Andrew Fagan, Director, University of Essex, Human Rights Centre Blog, Blog, By invitation

El seminario web Right On del último miércoles consistió en un análisis de expertos sobre la democracia y el Estado de Derecho en el contexto de la pandemia de COVID-19. Hacia el final de una discusión muy atractiva, se invitó a la audiencia a participar en una encuesta. Introducida como una pregunta del “abogado del diablo”, se les preguntó: ¿son los regímenes …