16 - Coronavirus and human rights special (Part 1/2)
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No recent issue has raised so many human rights issues in such a short space of time as the coronavirus pandemic. How can governments protect the right to life without unnecessarily undermining freedoms? What rights do we have in quarantine? Can good governance survive such an acute crisis? I am joined in this episode by four human rights experts from various fields, barristers Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC and Nichola Higgins and academics Aoife Nolan and Judith Bueno De Mesquita. In this first part we explore the utility (and limits) of human rights as a lens to understand the pandemic and the governments' response, in the second we look at the UK's new emergency powers. Part 1 is here https://anchor.fm/better-human/episodes/17---Coronavirus-and-human-rights-special-part-22-ebq4uv
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