“2020 has been a disastrous year for human rights in Europe,” commented Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at a speech in front of the Council of Europe at the end of last year.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 2002 following the Holocaust, the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (1994) and other horrors of the twentieth century, in order to bring to justice those responsible for the worst atrocities committed.
Nearly nine months into the novel coronavirus pandemic, health care experts are still discussing how to navigate the hopes and fears, emotional crises, challenges in leadership, public health education challenges, challenges in medical care, and impact on the economy brought by COVID-19.
The world is eagerly watching the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and looking forward to a return to normalcy after a year of lockdowns. But there will never be a vaccine for the other looming threat to humanity: climate change.