Human Rights Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United Kingdom Part 1

11 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2020

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Merris Amos

Queen Mary University of London

Date Written: April 15, 2020

Abstract

The purpose of this note is to provide some further detail to the human rights law issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. This is a rapidly moving situation and new human rights issues and challenges arise every day. In this note, the following issues are considered: derogation from the ECHR (and HRA); the overarching Article 2 right to life duty; medical treatment for COVID-19 patients; lockdown and deprivation of liberty.

Keywords: COVID-19, Human Rights Law, Human Rights Act, European Convention on Human Rights

JEL Classification: K38

Suggested Citation

Amos, Merris, Human Rights Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United Kingdom Part 1 (April 15, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3576496 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3576496

Merris Amos (Contact Author)

Queen Mary University of London ( email )

Queen Mary University of London
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London, E1 4NS
United Kingdom

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