Law in Crisis: Series One

The first series of the 7-week virtual class and seminar series on legal responses to COVID-19 was held on Thursday,30th April 2020 at 01:00 PM (GMT). It was on the topic: “The 2020 Elections, the Electoral Commission, and the COVID-19: Pathways for Innovative Election Resiliency Measures”, over the online platform “Zoom”.

It brought together a panel of legal experts to discuss substantive challenges that our democracy faces in these times - legal and infrastructural - that have arisen and could further arise, as well as the feasibility of legally compliant contingency actions that could avert the likelihood of a constitutional crisis as a result of COVD-19.

Legal luminaries who partook in the discussion included Mr. Kofi Abotsi, Former Dean of the GIMPA Faculty of Law, Mr. Thaddeus Sory, Managing Partner, Sory @ Law, Mrs. Clara Beeri Kasser-Tee, Lecturer, GIMPA Faculty of Law and Mr. Chris Nyinevi, PhD Candidate, Monash University, Australia.  The series was moderated by Clement Akapame, Lecturer, GIMPA Faculty of Law.

Being the first of its kind, organisers did not expect a massive audience turnout. Surprisingly, over five hundred (500) viewers tuned in for the session. The excitement surrounding the maiden series was contagious as the viewership recorded exceeded the anticipated numbers.


For those who missed the first series, you can watch the video on YouTube here:


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