In Latin America, the covid-19 pandemic has unleashed an unprecedented health, economic and social crisis. The measures adopted by governments cannot be used as an excuse to commit human rights violations, restrict fundamental freedoms of civic space or undermine the rule of law.
The EU-LAT Network, together with the civil society organizations of the EU-LAC working group, co-organizes the online seminar “Human rights and democratic space in Latin America: What can the EU do in times of crisis?” on December 15th. At this event, representatives from civil society in Latin America will present the main challenges that they are facing and how they have found innovative solutions, even virtually, to continue working for the rights of the population. There will be a moment for European authorities to explain the actions that the EU is carrying out and exchange with the participants.
To participate in the event, register through the following link before December 14th: https://bit.ly/EU-LAC-Dec2020