May 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Online event

Coronavirus and Human Rights:

Policing, Surveillance and Detention in a Pandemic

4.00 pm Tuesday 12 May 2020

Online event



In the past month we have seen those in authority grapple with expanded police powers, prosecution policy, calls for release of those still in prisons and immigration removal centres, as well as concerns about the potential mushrooming of surveillance and harvesting of personal data. To discuss these issues, we are delighted to host:


Chris Buttler (Barrister, Matrix) who acted for Detention Action in an urgent legal challenge to the detention of a significant number of immigration detainees.

Hannah Couchman (Policy and Campaigns Officer, Liberty) who leads advocacy work on technology and human rights, and

Kirsty Brimelow QC (Barrister, Doughty Street) who recently persuaded the CPS to withdraw the conviction of a woman for a crime under the Coronavirus Act.

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Our thanks to Garden Court Chambers for hosting this online event.