Webinar: Compassion, justice and the law in the time of the COVID-19 crisis: Powerlessness and injustice inside jail and prison facilities
The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has galvanised core human values of compassion and solidarity. The role of ‘compassion’ in law remains ambiguous and there is no universally accepted understanding of compassion as a principle in law - or how it is applied in mitigating suffering. The release of detainees and prisoners during the crisis has become an emergent practice in mitigating the spread of disease in jails and prisons. However, the Philippine Correctional System, with an average congestion of 500% and considered the most congested in the world, has not entertained such releases.
This webinar is part of the ANU Grand Challenge Project: Zero Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific. The seminar will discuss three scenarios as “ideal types” of available options for governing the cross-border clean technology dissemination surrounding intellectual property systems: external restraints, internal balancing and IP expansion. This seminar will recommend that states maximise flexibilities within the intellectual property system to safeguard cross-border clean technology dissemination.
National Reconciliation Week is a time for the ANU Community to learn about and celebrate our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In line with Reconciliation Australia’s theme for the week, In this together, join Professor Ian Anderson, Azure Hermes and Dr Virginia Marshall for the virtual 2020 ANU Reconciliation Week panel discussion.