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Workshop for media to examine human rights and response to COVID-19 in Hungary and Russia

April 20, 2020

MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA - APRIL 20, 2020: Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a video conference meeting on the COVID-19 coronavirus situation in Russia, at Novo-Ogaryovo residence. Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Alexei DruzhininTASS via Getty Images)
As part of a series of workshops exploring human rights concerns related to the COVID-19 response, Amnesty International USA will be holding a workshop titled “Europe At Risk: Human Rights and the Response to COVID-19 in Hungary and Russia”. This workshop will break down the “who”, the “how” and the “why” of rights abuses in Russia and Hungary.

WHAT: Europe At Risk: Human Rights and the Response to COVID-19 in Hungary and Russia

WHO: Daniel Balson, advocacy director for Europe and Central Asia at Amnesty International USA

David Vig, director of Amnesty International Hungary

WHEN: Thursday, April 23, 1-1:30PM EST/10:00-10:30AM PST. The structure will include a welcome and a presentation by speakers, followed by 20 minutes of Q & A for media

HOW: Please RSVP to Mariya Parodi, at [email protected] for the call-in information

Those interested in receiving regular updates and briefing documents from Amnesty experts can also email [email protected] to be included on the COVID-19 distribution list.

More information: 

Prisoner of conscience Konstantin Kotov will remain in jail in Russia (news, April 20)

Failures to guarantee safe access to abortion in Europe endangers health of women, girls amid COVID-19 (news, April 8)

Amnesty International highlights human rights priorities for country responses to COVID-19 (report, April 1)

Authorities in Russia urged to protect half a million prison population in face of COVID-19 (March 31)

Granting government in Hungary unlimited power under new COVID-19 law is disturbing development (March 30)

Decision of Bosnia to confine thousands of migrants into camp inhumane and puts lives at risk (news, March 27)

More about COVID-19 and international human rights: https://www.amnestyusa.org/distant-but-together-responding-to-covid-19/