Right On – Democracy and rule of law in crisis?

24 Apr 2020

Online

The outbreak of the Coronavirus is placing a great strain on democracy and the rule of law.

While the question of democracy and the rule of law in crisis has been around for quite some time, the misuse of personal data, the surge in fake news, extensive surveillance, and human right violations amid COVID-19, have all further undermined faith in the democratic process and the idea of equality before the law. In a similar manner, the recent adoptions of emergency laws and decrees worldwide in the face of an unseen threat have exacerbated doubts in the promptness and robustness of political responses in the world’s democracies.

Additionally, existing inequalities resulting from unequal socio-economic opportunities have excluded millions from democratic decision-making, and consequently, added an additional layer of complexity. 

Our Wednesday ‘Right On’ web chat will address ways to tackle the global health crisis without undermining democratic practices and will reflect on the consequence of COVID-19 on the future of democracy and the rule of law. 

Join our discussion on Wednesday, 22nd April at 13:00 UTC (15:00 CEST).

For more information about Right On, and to register, visit the dedicated webpage.

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