Human Rights Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United Kingdom Part 1
11 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2020
Date Written: April 15, 2020
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
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