Nasia Hadjigeorgiou: Talk on Cyprus’ Response to COVID-19
The Republic of Cyprus adopted the first responsive measures to COVID-19 on 10 March 2020, by closing down all educational institutions. A few days later, the country went into a lockdown, similar to others that have been enforced throughout most of Europe. In this talk, Island Rights Initiative Associate, Nasia Hadjigeorgiou, Assistant Professor in Transitional Justice and Human Rights at UCLAN Cyprus, describes the Cypriot government’s response to the pandemic and explores the human rights implications of this. It concludes by questioning whether it would have been better if the Republic of Cyprus formally derogated from its obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights for the duration of the emergency.
The talk can be accessed here