Covid-19 puts the spotlight on international law and Human Rights

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Over the past months Covid-19 has forced you to stay at home and to think locally. Yet we should not lose sight of the international dimensions of this crisis. For students of international affairs in particular, it is important to realize that this crisis is very much a matter of international law. Two regimes are of specific importance in this crisis: the International Health Regulations of the World
Health Organization (2005) and international human rights law. In this contribution I will discuss their nature and their specific relevance in this crisis, as well as their interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConquering Complexity: Perspectives on COVID-19
EditorsJochum Lammersma, Inés Faghihi
Place of PublicationGroningen
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2020

Publication series

NameThe TEIMUN Journal


  • Covid-19
  • human rights
  • International Health Regulations

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