Penn Law International

Health and Human Rights in India and the World During COVID-19

May 11, 2020

Anand Grover
Eminent Human Rights Advocate and UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health (2008-2014)

As we stand on the cusp of enormous change, Anand Grover calls in from India to speak with Associate Dean Rangita de Silva de Alwis on human rights issues intersecting responses to COVID-19.  Anand Grover is one of the world’s foremost health rights advocates and one of India’s preeminent lawyers. At a time of unprecedented crisis, Anand Grover is in the forefront of addressing some of the most urgent and pressing human rights violations. This discussion highlights how black swan events, such as COVID-19, expose the inequalities inherent in societies, deepen faultlines regarding human rights, produce new threats to human rights for all, and can result in roll backs on prior gains. 


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