2021 Human Rights Week Scientific Colloquium: Discrimination and inequalities

While discriminations and inequalities have always been a subject of international concern, the trend in recent years indicates an increase rather than a decrease of the phenomenon. This tendency has been further aggravated by the COVID 19 pandemic, despite the fact that the prohibition of discrimination is well-entrenched in international human rights law and appears high on the agenda of the international community.

The two-day Scientific Colloquium of the 2021 Human Rights Week will explore the different facets of discrimination and inequalities and will discuss their human rights impact in our contemporary world. Experts, academics, and practitioners as well as young scholars will discuss four main issues:

  • Discriminations against specific groups and in relation to specific rights;
  • Discriminations in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and inequalities in accessing the COVID-19 vaccine;
  • Discrimination in armed conflicts, counter-terrorism, and states of emergencies;
  • Algorithmic discrimination.

Dates: November 25-26, 2021
Time: From 9 am
Location: Villa Moynier - 120B Rue de Lausanne / Online