The University of Hong Kong
June 22 – 24, 2022
This conference will be held online via Zoom.
The conference will focus on what the pandemic has revealed about the causes and nature of inequalities around the world. Calls to tackle deep-seated structural and intersectional discrimination have increased in recent years, but so has the backlash. In some places we see attempts to dismantle hard-won, progressive legal and policy change. In others, ongoing efforts to achieve reform have stalled.
With these realities in mind, the conference will consider possibilities for crafting effective responses as we move forward in a vastly unequal post-pandemic world.
The conference features three keynote presentations, four other plenary discussions, and 23 parallel workshops with 150+ experts from over 25 countries.
- “New Directions for Equality in a Post Covid World”
- “Microverse, Mezzoverse, Macroverse: Protection Against Discrimination in an Artificialized World”
- “From Disabled to Justice to Disability Justice: the Practice of China”
- “Judicial Perspectives on Transforming Equality”
- Beverly McLachlin, Former Chief Justice of Canadian Supreme Court
- Geoffrey Ma, Former Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal
- “Let’s Get Equality Out of the Box!”
- Laura Carlson, Puja Kapai, Naina Kapur
- Book Talk: Exponential Inequalities: Equality Law in Times of Crisis
- Shreya Atrey and Sandra Fredman (eds)
- Alysia Blackham, Jessica Clarke, Beth Gaze, Kelley Loper, Julie Mulder, Colm O’Cinneide
- UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center: Equal Rights and Discrimination Project
- Jody Jeymann