The Pandemic and the Notion of Duties and Responsibilities Under Human Rights
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- pandemic, duties, responsibilities, human rights
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, State authorities prescribe public health measures to reduce the risk or the rate of infection in the community. Such measures impose restrictions on the freedom of movement and how the public conduct their business such as the lock down order, physical distancing, mandate to wear face mask and prohibition of mass gatherings. Such measures invite criticisms and objections from some sections of the society since it transgresses into freedom of individuals. In German and the United States of America for instance, protests were made against the official measures of prescribing wearing of face mask and physical distancing. This paper seeks to examine the question raised under human rights discourse and on the responds of different communities on such restrictive public health measures including the respond of such measures in Malaysia. It is interesting to see the different responds in a society where there is emphasis on communitarian rights as oppose to individual rights.
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TY - CONF AU - Farid Sufian Shuaib PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/08 TI - The Pandemic and the Notion of Duties and Responsibilities Under Human Rights BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Law and Human Rights 2020 (ICLHR 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 5 EP - 9 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210506.002 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210506.002 ID - Shuaib2021 ER -