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Title COVID-19 and human rights / edited by Morten Kjaerum, Martha F. Davis, and Amanda Lyons.

Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xxvi, 321 pages) : illustrations.
Series Routledge studies in human rights
Contents 'Human rights against human arbitrariness' : pandemics in a human rights historical perspective / Steven L. B. Jensen -- Human-rights-based versus populist responses to the pandemic / Martin Scheinin and Helga Molbæk-Steensig -- Human rights and health in times of pandemics : necessity and proportionality / Katharina ? Cathaoir -- COVID-19 risk communication : the right to information and participation / Tove H. Malloy -- The human (rights) costs of inequality : snapshots from a pandemic / Martha F. Davis -- Racial justice to the forefront : do Black lives matter in international law? / Elina Castillo Jiménez -- COVID-19 and violence against women : unprecedented impacts and suggestions for mitigation / Zarizana Abdul Aziz and Janine Moussa -- COVID-19 and disability : a war of two paradigms / Gerard Quinn -- Life and death in prisons / Hope Metcalf -- Seizing opportunities to promote the protection of the rights of all migrants / Ian M. Kysel -- A paradigm shift for the Sustainable Development Goals? : human rights and the private sector in the new social contract / Amanda Lyons -- The human right to food : lessons learned towards food systems transformation / Ana Mar̕a Sùrez Franco -- COVID-19 and the human rights to water and sanitation / Pedi Obani -- Land rights in crisis / Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu -- How the pandemic has impacted the various layers of the global garment supply chain / Sanchita Banejee Saxena, Harpreet Kaur and Salil Tripathi -- Campaigning for both innovation and equitable access to COVID-19 medicines / Brook Baker -- Is COVID-19 frustrating or facilitating sustainability transformations? : an assessment from a human rights law perspective / Claudia Ituarte-Lima -- The post-crisis human rights agenda / Morten Kjaerum
Summary "This timely collection brings together original explorations of the COVID-19 pandemic and its wide-ranging, global effects on human rights. The contributors argue that a human rights perspective is necessary to understand the pervasive consequences of the crisis, while focusing attention on those being left behind and providing a necessary framework for the effort to "build back better." Expert contributors to this volume address interconnections between the COVID-19 crisis and human rights to equality and non-discrimination, including historical responses to pandemics, populism and authoritarianism, and the rights to health, information, water access, and the environment. Highlighting the dangerous potential for derogations from human rights, authors further scrutinise the human rights compliance of new legislation and policies in relation to issues such as privacy, protection of persons with disabilities, freedom of expression and access to medicines. Acknowledging the pandemic as a defining moment for human rights, the volume proposes a post-crisis human rights agenda to engage civil society and government at all levels in concrete measures to roll back increasing inequality. With rich examples, new thinking, and provocative analyses of human rights, COVID-19, pandemics, crises, and inequality, this book will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners in all areas of human rights, global governance, public health, as well as others who are ready to embark on an exploration of these complex challenges"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
Other author Kjaerum, Morten, editor.
Davis, Martha F., 1957- editor.
Lyons, Amanda, editor.
Subject COVID-19 (Disease) -- Law and legislation.
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- -- Social aspects.
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Political aspects.
Human rights.
Human security.
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