Webinar "The Impact of "Vaccine Passports" on Human Rights - The Results of an International Study”

04/12/2021 - 11:00 - 12:30

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VThe webinar introduces the recently completed study by the Global Digital Human Rights Network on the human rights aspects of the Covid-19 immunisation passport. The study involved researchers from 23 countries. The results and recommendations will be introduced by professor Mart Susi, Chair of the network, and associate professor Tiina Pajuste, leader of the network’s research focused group. 

The webinar will be opened by Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets. Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and German Federal Government Cyber Ambassador Regine Grienberger will provide their comments on the study and express their views on the topic of immunisation passports. EU Fundamental Rights Agency Director Professor Michael O’Flaherty will make a statement on the subject matter.

The webinar will be held in English. The webinar is free. Please notice that the conference time zone is EEST (Eastern European Summer Time).

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Contact: Tiina Pajuste

About the guests:
Dr Regine Grienberger is Cyber Ambassador at the Federal Foreign Office. She is a career diplomat. Her professional path has focused on EU foreign relations, EU economic and financial issues, Common Agricultural Policy. Ms. Grienberger was Deputy Chief of Staff (Ministers Gabriel and Maas) and she has worked at German missions in Slovenia and Italy. Ms. Grienberger holds a doctoral degree in agricultural sciences.

Mart Susi is professor of human rights law at Tallinn University. He is Chair of Global Digital Human Rights Network. He is Editor-in-chief of the East European Yearbook on Human Rights, and editor and co-editor of various volumes on digital and new human rights.

Dr Tiina Pajuste is the Associate Professor of International and European Law at Tallinn University. She holds a PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge and an LLM from the University of Helsinki; she has also worked in both institutions in a research capacity. She is the leader of the research focused work package of the Global Digital Human Rights Network. Her previous projects include EC funded Hurmur and UK ESRC funded Legal Tools for Peace-making Project.

Eva-Maria Liimets is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia. She graduated from the University of Tartu in 1996 with a degree in public administration and from the Estonian Business School in 2005 with a master’s degree in international business management. She has been the Ambassador in the Czech Republic with co-accreditation in Slovenia and Croatia, the Adviser to the European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Consul General in New York. 

Toomas Hendrik Ilves is the former president of Estonia (2006-2016), a coordinator of the Innovation and Technology working group at WHO Pan-European Commission on health and sustainability. Ilves has served as chairman of the EU Task Force on eHealth, chairman of the High-Level Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms convened by ICANN, and chairman of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Cyber Security. He has co-chaired the advisory panel of the World Bank's World Development Report 2016 "Digital Dividends", and The World Economic Forum working group The Global Futures Council on Blockchain Technology.

Professor Michael O'Flaherty is Director of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). Previously, Michael O'Flaherty was Established Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has served as Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Member of the UN Human Rights Committee and head of a number of UN Human Rights Field Operations. He is the author of around 10 books and 60 articles in the field of human rights.