Now is When We Negotiate Our Common Future

Maria Green, Visting Professor, Human Rights and Development, on Covid-19 and our future.  Last week I wrote a post about human rights and the Covid-19 response. It was geared towards public decision-makers of good will who are grappling with the sudden changes that the pandemic has brought upon our various societies. Now I am writing…

Covid-19: Correcting Corona

Much has been written in recent months about the threats posed by the Covid-19 crisis to the human rights of people in contact with the law, and in particular those who are incarcerated. Less, perhaps, is known about how an approach to corrections based on the international human rights framework serves to address such threats…

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COVID-19: Crisis-Individual Risk Perception and Governments’ Decision Making 

Lejla Sunagic, a PhD student, is working on a project that aims to better understand how Syrian refugees in the Middle East make decisions on whether to stay in the first countries of asylum or move forward.  Despite the WHO’s call for a unified, global response which is deemed the only effective way to combat the COVID-19 crisis, not all countries follow prevailing measures of lockdown or sever restriction of…