COVID-19

Covid-19: Crushing Silence Greets Calls to Top Up Child Support Grants in South Africa

Covid-19: Crushing Silence Greets Calls to Top Up Child Support Grants in South Africa

Three weeks into an extensive national lockdown, the South African government has yet to announce any concrete ...
Covid-19 in Sri Lanka: Is Free Speech the next Victim?

Covid-19 in Sri Lanka: Is Free Speech the next Victim?

On 1 April 2020, Sri Lanka’s police announced that it would arrest those who disseminate false or disparaging ...
Pre-recorded evidence in Australia in an era of COVID-19

Pre-recorded evidence in Australia in an era of COVID-19

As the Australian government struggles to keep up with the rapid pace of COVID-19 (coronavirus), societal freedoms ...
Legal and Ethical Considerations for Forced Testing and Quarantine in the Time of COVID-19  

Legal and Ethical Considerations for Forced Testing and Quarantine in the Time of COVID-19  

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South African state has enacted regulations which allow for forced ...
Coronavirus and the Proceduralisation of Rights

Coronavirus and the Proceduralisation of Rights

The House of Lords Constitution Committee recently published its recommendations in relation to the government's ...
Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Judiciary in the Face of COVID-19

Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Judiciary in the Face of COVID-19

As one of the measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, courts in major parts of the world are ...
COVID-19, Emergency Basic Income and the Right to Life in Brazil

COVID-19, Emergency Basic Income and the Right to Life in Brazil

The coronavirus outbreak hit Brazil at a particularly difficult moment. Since 2016, Constitutional Amendment (EC) ...
The Impact of COVID-19 on World’s Refugees

The Impact of COVID-19 on World’s Refugees

While official responses to the novel COVID-19 have focused on domestic impacts of the virus, we cannot overlook ...
‘But a Small Price to Pay’ – Degradation of Rights in Childbirth During COVID-19

‘But a Small Price to Pay’ – Degradation of Rights in Childbirth During COVID-19

‘No visitors. Induced labor. Converted delivery wards. Tens of thousands of women across the country are giving ...
We Must Stop the Corona Crash Becoming a Depression, with Ten Social Rights

We Must Stop the Corona Crash Becoming a Depression, with Ten Social Rights

The corona virus has triggered a stock market crash sharper and faster than the global financial crisis. It ...
Coronavirus: States Derogating to Suspend Human Rights Obligations

Coronavirus: States Derogating to Suspend Human Rights Obligations

Governments around the world are taking decisive action to contain the spread of a novel coronavirus, (COVID-19), ...
Dignity, the Right to Life, and the Coronavirus

Dignity, the Right to Life, and the Coronavirus

The current coronavirus crisis has highlighted the weaknesses of UK law and the system of government. The Prime ...

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