Pandemics and Human Rights

Just Security

Published: March 12, 2020

“Pandemics are fertile breeding grounds for governmental overreach…As we have seen during other emergency situations, some governments use a crisis as a pretext to infringe rights. “

In an article for Just Security, ICNL President Douglas Rutzen and Legal Advisor Nikhil Dutta discuss this issue and list recommendations on how states can promote rights-respecting governmental measures during a public health emergency. Read the full piece here.