The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, Middlesex University London, and the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law announce a call for submissions for the following digital symposium hosted by Bill of Health and Verfassungsblog: “International Pandemic Lawmaking: Conceptual and Practical Issues“.

This symposium seeks to bridge the prevailing gap between national and international law in responses to the pandemic. We have seen myriad emergency laws, decrees, and other administrative acts issued during the COVID-19 pandemic with little regard for the International Health Regulations (2005) or international human rights obligations. Further, the current pandemic has highlighted divergences between concerns for human rights and the increasing focus on global health security, as well as questions of whether and how international lawmaking can address global asymmetries in pandemic response capacities.

Anyone interested in contributing should submit a title and working abstract in English, French, or Spanish of no more than 200 words, as well as a short biographical note (no more than 100 words), by 19 July 2021 at the latest.

More information here.