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COVID-19: Illiberal Restrictions May Become Too Liberal

Blogpost on COVID-19 and illiberal restrictions by Prof. Dr. Anja Matwijkiw, U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Public International Law, Faculty of Law, Lund University & Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic casts a different light on recent laws in various European countries that practice value politics to conserve…

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COVID-19: The Right to Public Information

COVID-19: The Right to Public Information is Also a Language Issue Blogpost written by Adjunct Prof. Tove H. Malloy, PhD, Department of European and International Law at Europa-Universität Flensburg  Governments across the globe are issuing public statements on a daily, if not hourly, basis about how to combat the spread of the Corona virus. People are expected to understand what…

COVID-19: The Right to a Healthy Environment

Blogpost on COVID-19 and the right to a healthy environment by Walter F. Baber, Affiliated Professor  As with all human challenges, the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 has demanded more of some than of others. For some, circumstances are dire. For others, spring break partying came on schedule. National responses varied as well. The response in…

COVID-19: Is It Gender-Blind? Shall The Response Be Gender-Blind Too?

Blogpost on COVID-19 and gender equality by Olga Bezbozhha, Programme Officer at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute The provisional analysis of a sex-disaggregated COVID-19 cases indicates that the virus is as widespread amongst women (47%), as amongst men (52%) [Women Count Data]. “The virus does not discriminate!”, as many would say and write on this topic.…