Federica D'Alessandra joins panel discussion on COVID-19 and human rights in Central America

Federica D'Alessandra, Executive Director of the Programme on International Peace and Security at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), took part in a webinar on COVID19 and human rights in Central America. She joined a dicussion on the ways in which three countries in Central America – Costa Rica, El Salvador and Nicaragua – have responded to COVID-19, including recurrent violations of international human rights and the rule of law that have occurred therein

Federica spoke alongside human rights activist Bianca Jagger; The Hon Justice Michael Kirby, Former Justice of the High Court of Australia; and Baroness Helena Kennedy, Director of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute, among others.

The event was hosted by the International Bar Association, an organisation for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies which seeks to contribute to global stability and peace through the administration of justice. Federica is Co-Chair of the association's Human Rights Law Committee.