Comparative Equality Law in a Post-Pandemic World: Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law 2022 Hong Kong Conference

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About the Conference
The conference will focus on what the pandemic has revealed about the causes and nature of inequalities around the world. Calls to tackle deep-seated structural and intersectional discrimination have increased in recent years, but so has the backlash. In some places we see attempts to dismantle hard-won, progressive legal and policy change. In others, ongoing efforts to achieve reform have stalled.

With these realities in mind, the conference will consider possibilities for crafting effective responses as we move forward in a vastly unequal post-pandemic world.

The conference features 3 keynote presentations, 4 other plenary discussions, and 23 parallel workshops with 150+ experts from over 25 countries.

Keynote Speakers
New Directions for Equality in a Post Covid World
Jayna Kothari
Centre for Law and Policy Research
Bangalore, India
(Video Recording: Click HERE to watch it on YouTube)

Microverse, Mezzoverse, Macroverse: Protection against Discrimination in an Artificialized World?
Vitit Muntarbhorn
Professor Emeritus
Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand
(Video Recording: Click HERE to watch it on YouTube)

From Disabled Justice to Disability Justice: the Practice of China
Zhang Wanhong
Professor of Jurisprudence
Wuhan University School of Law
Wuhan, China
(Video Recording: Click HERE to watch it on YouTube)

Plenary Discussions
Judicial Perspectives on Transforming Equality
Beverley McLachlin (Former Chief Justice of the Canadian Supreme Court)
Geoffrey Ma (Former Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal)
(Video Recording: Click HERE to watch it on YouTube)

Let’s Get Equality Out of the Box!
Puja Kapai and Naina Kapur
Raihana Ataaee, Lilla Farkas Csilla, Paola Catricura Nancuvil, and Thenmozhi Soundararajan

[Book Talk] Exponential Inequalities: Equality Law in Times of Crisis
Shreya Atrey and Sandra Fredman (eds)
Kelley Loper, Colm O’Cinneide, Beth Gaze, Alysia Blackham, and Jule Mulder
(Video Recording: Click HERE to watch it on YouTube)

Global Data on Anti-discrimination Laws in all 193 UN Countries: How Far Have We Come and Where are the Greatest Gaps
Jody Heymann, Aleta Sprague, and Willetta Waisath
(Video Recording: Click HERE to watch it on YouTube)

Conference Programme
The conference programme can be found here.

There is no fee, but all attendees must register in advance here.


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