Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Covid-19: New policies for a new crisis

RIGHTS in context DERECHOS en contexto

This article was published first in Open Global Rights

Life is changing quickly, and it is incumbent upon us to find the place of human rights in this exceptional era in which our individual decisions can kill others.

What can human rights offer in this moment of crisis? As a starting point, let’s be humble. Human rights researchers and activists may have some ideas, but we don’t have all the answers, possibly we don’t even have the answers to the most important questions. Human rights policy analysis was not invented for policies that change radically in a matter of days or even hours.

With half of humanity on lockdown, it is clear to me that in many countries we have surpassed the threshold of the legitimate restriction of some of our individual rights. I don’t like seeing growing police presence in the streets around the world, less so the…

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, 15 April 2020 by in Politics and rights.
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