Conectas and Cepedisa to present research into criminal liability in the handling of Covid-19

Research findings on actions against authorities for crimes during the pandemic. Sign up.

Photo: Pablo Valadares / Chamber of Deputies Photo: Pablo Valadares / Chamber of Deputies

On Wednesday (20), Conectas and Cepedisa (Centre for Research and Studies in Health Law) are hosting the event “Criminal Liability and Covid-19”, to present research findings on the progress of actions against authorities with jurisdictional privilege, for crimes committed in the handling of the pandemic. Sign up here.  

Researchers from Cepedisa conducted a mapping of actions aimed at holding public and private agents administratively, civilly, or criminally accountable for human rights violations committed during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the objectives of the study is to contribute to holding individuals accountable for COVID-19-related crimes, addressing the issue as a matter of memory, truth, justice, reparation, and non-repetition.

At the event, the first article of this study, which has just been published in the journal, ´Direito e Práxis´, will be presented.

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Participating in the event are the co-authors of the research Deisy Ventura, Fernando Aith (FSP-USP) and Rossana Rocha Reis (IRI-USP), along with researchers Bianca Villas Boas, Juliana Pontes and Cristiane Pereira. They will be joined by Gabriel Sampaio, director of Litigation and Advocacy at Conectas, Helena Regina Lobo (FD-USP) and Soraya Smaili (Unifesp) to discuss the implications of the research.

The event will take place in the Ruy Barbosa Auditorium in the Law School at USP, at 10am. It will also be broadcast online on the Law  School channel

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