Government Accountability during COVID-19

Government Accountability during COVID-19: The Citizen's Right to Know


While governments have had to adopt extraordinary measures to deal with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government's accountability to its citizen's cannot be avoided completely. This session explores the emergency measures adopted across different LAWASIA jurisdictions, with an emphasis on the citizen's right to know about the spread of the virus, the containment measures adopted, and the manner in which state power is being exercised.


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Webinar Details

Date: Tuesday 9 June 2020

Cost: Complimentary


  • 17:00 - 18: 00 (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
  • 16:00 - 17:00 (Tokyo/Seoul)
  • 15:00 - 16:00 (Hong Kong/Singapore/KL/Beijing)
  • 12:30 - 13:30 (Delhi/Colombo)
  • 12:45 - 13:45 (Kathmandu)
  • 08:00 - 09:00 (London)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 (Berlin/Paris)


Speaker Panel

Opening Remarks
Mr Michael Tidball, Secretary-General | LAWASIA (AUSTRALIA)

Professor Yasushi Higashizawa, Co-Chair, Human Rights Section | LAWASIA (JAPAN)


  • Mr Bolorsaikhan Badamsambuu, Advocate (MONGOLIA)
  • Mr Simon Davis, President | Law Society of England and Wales (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • Dr Lu Haina, Associate Professor | Renmin University of China Law School / Executive Director | Human Rights Center of Renmin University of China (CHINA) 
  • Ms Sara Hossain, Advocate | Supreme Court of Bangladesh, BLAST (BANGLADESH)
  • Ms Kelly Kim, General Counsel | Open Net Korea (SOUTH KOREA)
  • Mr M Akram Sheikh, Senior Advocate | Akram Sheikh Law Associates (PAKISTAN)
  • Dr Jaspal Kaur Sadhu Singh, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law & Government | HELP University (MALAYSIA)

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