The 5th Legal Dialogue Symposium „It´s Time to Rise and Shine: Legal Response to the Impact of Pandemic“ took place on 9 December 2020. The discussion attempted to answer the questions, which are worrying most of us, lawyers and non-lawyers alike. How will be our rights influenced by the pandemic in the long term? How we can reclaim them once the pandemic is over? What are the best ways to protect the weakest among us? Our speakers from all over Europe and beyond presented many compelling solutions, which had one thing in common. The active citizens and civil society organisations should take a lead in the restoration process. Monitoring the decisions taken by the governments, questioning them and trying to figure out what can be the right balance between protecting public health and respecting human rights at the same time.
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