Human Rights under Quarantine

Friday, April 10
15:00 - 16:30

Questions to discuss:

  • Limits of human rights restriction in order to protect people from the virus: involuntary sequestration, ban on mass meetings and manifestations, new powers for army and police, the issue of specificity and clarity of requirements imposed under quarantine.
  • Commensuration of requirements applicable in different jurisdictions with similar levels of previously achieved human right guarantees (France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom). Does the rigidity of requirements depend on the level of democracy?
  • Quarantine and ECtHR.
  • Legal statuses of quarantine (emergency, threat, high alert): different words describing the same?

Video message

Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos

President, European Court of Human Rights (video message)


Mikhail Galperin

Representative of the Russian Federation in the European Court of Human Rights – Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation

Christos Giakoumopoulos

Director General Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe


Dmitriy Aristov

Director of the Federal Bailiffs’ Service – Chief Bailiff of the Russian Federation

Rustam Badasyan

Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia

Alexander Kalashnikov

Director, Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia

Jan Kleijssen

Director of Information Society and Action against Crime Directorate, Council of Europe

Tatyana Moskalkova

Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Federation

* The Programme may be subject to change