In this time of COVID-19, Human Rights Watch (HRW) will hold a series of three (3) Mission Alert calls: COVID-19’s effect on China’s human rights policy; US immigration policy; and the effect on the poor and most vulnerable. HRW’s researchers are on the front lines and they will share their responses to the COVID-19 global health crisis. If you would like to participate in these calls, please R.S.V.P.
APRIL 15, 12:00 PM EDT; HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA DURING COVID-19: Discussion will be on the role that censorship and surveillance by the Chinese government have played in that country’s human rights abuses. Also, the Chinese government’s failure to adequately respond to COVID-19, putting many lives at risk.
APRIL 23, 12:00 PM EDT; US IMMIGRATION POLICIES DURING COVID-19: Discussion will be on the ways the Trump administration is using COVID-19 to violate fundamental asylum laws and consequences for our migrant communities.
MAY 7, 12:00 PM EDT; POVERTY AND INEQUALITY: THE MOST VULNERABLE IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Panelists will include those on the front lines fighting predatory medical debt collections, criminalization of poverty, and threats to workers’ rights in the context of COVID-19.