The Matrix Law Pod Episode 3 – The Sound of Silence: The Vacuum in International Leadership and its Impact on the World’s Poorest


This week we are continuing to look at the international response to the coronavirus crisis but turning from examining the impact on wealthy, albeit troubled nations, to those toward the bottom end of the economic scale or at least in which a significant proportion of populations live in extreme poverty.

Richard Hermer QC, Phillippa Kaufmann QC and Murray Hunt talk to the Open Society’s Foundations Africa Director, Muthoni Wanyeki about the impact not only in her home country Kenya, but across the African continent more generally, and to Colin Gonsalves, one of India’s most prominent human rights lawyers, on the challenges thrown up or amplified by the state’s response to the virus.