Health v. Privacy in the Age of Cyber Surveillance

As States around the world struggle with rising figures of those infected with coronavirus, they are increasingly turning to cyber-surveillance. Increasingly, governments are investing in and rolling out smartphone apps to track citizens’ movements, trace locations and map outbreaks in a bid to tackle COVID-19. While not without its benefits, the proliferation of cyber surveillance raises important concerns regarding health rights and privacy of ordinary citizens.

The Spread of COVID-19 in Pakistan

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19 is a highly communicable disease, labelled as a modern-era pandemic and a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Spreading throughout the world, it has infected millions, and claimed the lives of more than 170,000 people. Countries all over are faced with the unenviable challenge of balancing the health of their citizens — with stay-at-home orders, closure of industries, etc — and the need to ensure that social safety nets to maintain the livelihoods of the poorest demographics.

Trainings on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing

The Research Society of International Law (RSIL) collaborated with various institutions across the country to conduct 5 Trainings on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF). The trainings focused on the following areas:   Global Legal Framework on AML/CFT and Overview of Pakistan’s Compliance Nature of Terrorism Financing in Pakistan Domestic Implementation of AML/CFT in Pakistan:…