Call for Papers: Perspectives for Post-COVID 19 Recovery and Sustainable Development: A Law and Development Discourse

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June 27, 2022


Theme: Perspectives for Post-COVID 19 Recovery & Sustainable Development: A Law & Development Discourse Thursday

15th September 2022

The workshop is funded by the SLS Small Projects and Events Fund

This is a free event, including lunch and refreshments. The event will be streamed via MS Teams. The link will be made available to participants who register for the event.

To register for this free, in-person/virtual event through Eventbrite, Click here

This workshop will consider the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic globally and the strategies for recovery. The periods of lockdowns and the challenges faced highlighted the need for the protection of specific people groups including LGBTI, the elderly, persons from minority communities and persons with disabilities. COVID-19 has placed undue pressure on healthcare services around the world and in the United Kingdom. There have been reports that the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths were vastly underestimated especially during the first and second waves of the pandemic. There were challenges with tests and tracing as well as with the enforcement of lockdown in some parts of the globe, especially in countries in the Global South where adequate relief was not provided for citizens who were being mandated to remain at home during the initial lockdowns in March to May 2020. The lockdown down in some parts of the world brought significant hardships with the closure of businesses such as restaurants and the ban on international travel. With less than eight years to the 2030 target for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, there is a need to play catch up given that the pandemic has set the entire globe backwards.

The workshop aims to propose strategies for global recovery post-COVID-19 as the world works towards attaining Agenda 2030. The workshop will consider what role law and legal frameworks can play toward global recovery, especially in law and economic development, law and technology, law and the environment, intellectual property Law, and human rights law. We intend to invite speakers from different global contexts that have engaged in discussions in this area of law and practice. The focus will be to suggest proposals to policymakers on ways to approach the recovery process.

For more on the Keynote Speakers, see here.

Download the complete Call for Papers here.

For details contact:

Dr Augustine Arimoro ( Roehampton Law School, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Roehampton London

Dr Ezinne Igbokwe ( Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham