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Rights and Responsibilities: Protecting and Fulfilling Economic and Social Rights in Times of Public Health Emergency

Casla, Koldo (2020) 'Rights and Responsibilities: Protecting and Fulfilling Economic and Social Rights in Times of Public Health Emergency.' In: Ferstman, Carla and Fagan, Andrew, (eds.) Covid-19, Law and Human Rights : Essex Dialogues. A Project of the School of Law and Human Rights Centre. University of Essex, 11 - 17. ISBN 978-1-5272-6632-2

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Abstract

This chapter introduces human rights and civic responsibilities as mutually reinforcing ideas in times of public health emergency. Based on rights and responsibilities, and taking the human rights principle of non-retrogression as a starting point, it is necessary to define positive obligations to protect and fulfil economic and social rights when responding to a serious public health crisis. Among other things, I argue that societies should be able to use privately owned resources and facilities, as it is sometimes not only legitimate but necessary to interfere with private property.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic and Social Rights; Emergency; Human Rights; Private Actors; Responsibility; Vulnerability
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2020 12:35
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 13:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28006

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