Webinar: Understanding the COVID-19 crisis. Critical reflections on the contributions of the Sociology of Law

31. August 2021

The event opened with a panel discussion on "The global crisis around COVID-19 and the role of the sociology of law". Three thematic panels followed: (i) "COVID-19 and access to justice", (ii) "Domestic violence, violence against women and gender-specific violence in the context of the pandemic" and (iii) "Enforcement of law and sanctions under pandemic conditions". The final panel dealt with the question "Thinking through multiple crises: Sociological contributions to understanding a global pandemic".

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Welcome Addresses, Jaime Ríos, President of ALAS

Opening Conference: Global coronavirus crisis and the role of Sociology of Law scholars, Ulrike Schultz, President of RCSL, RC 12 ISA
Moderator: César Bazán Seminario, ABI, ALAS


Session I: Access to justice
Vladimir Aguilar Castro, University of the Andes of Venezuela
Sara Araujo, CES-Coimbra
Moderators: Aaron Verona Badajoz, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Peru, and Luciano González Groneman, University of Freiburg


Session II: Domestic violence, violence against women and gender violence
Kerry Carrington, Queensland University of Technology

Leigh Goodmark, U. of Maryland, Baltimore

Lars Alberth, Leuphana University of Lüneburg
Moderator: Wilson Hernández Breña, GRADE, and Sheila Fernández Míguez, ABI


Session III: Legal enforcement and punishment:
Olga Espinoza, Universidad of Chile

Frieder Dünkel, University of Greifswald

Moderators: Paz Irarrázabal, University O’Higgins, and Karina Uribe, University of Valparaiso


Closing Conference: Thinking through multiple crises: sociological contributions to understanding a global pandemic, Alke Jenss, ABI

Moderator: Aníbal Galvez, ALAS, and César Bazán Seminario, ABI, ALAS


Coordinators: César Bazán Seminario, Sheila Fernández Míguez
This webinar is in collaboration with the Research Committee for Sociology of Law of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and the Working Group on Political Sociology and Socio-Legal Studies of the Latin American Sociological Association (ALAS).
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