Public Health is Human Rights, Human Rights is Public Health: Ambassador Robert King and Greg Scarlatoiu
Should the international community suspend advocacy for human rights in favor of cooperation with odious regimes to fight the COVID-19 pandemic?
This appears upon first glance like a trade-off, but Ambassador Robert King and Greg Scarlatoiu make the case that they are not – in fact, robust human rights is fundamental to containing an infectious disease. They focus in particular on North Korea, whose human rights abuses are actually what makes the country more susceptible to COVID-19 than other countries.
This podcast is an excerpt from a webinar event on human rights in North Korea, which you can find here: https://youtu.be/Tq_5r9a-68I