Human Rights Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United Kingdom Part 2

9 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2020

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Merris Amos

Queen Mary University of London

Date Written: April 16, 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. The focus is on setting out the applicable legal rules and, where possible, suggesting how these might apply to current issues. Part 1 of this note concerned: derogation; the overarching duty to protect life; medical treatment of COVID-19 patients; and lockdown and the right to liberty. This note, Part 2 concerns: domestic violence; discrimination; self-imposed restrictions; closure of businesses; access to information; and surveillance and privacy issues arising from lifting lockdown.

Keywords: Human rights, COVID-19, Human Rights Act 1998, 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 2 (April 16, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3577779 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3577779

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