3. Human rights violations during COVID-19 response
This group is concerned about human rights infringements seen in the implementation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures/guidelines.
Currently, there is limited information about how much the current measures infringe human rights across different settings. Countries have been seen to take from a wide spectrum from “lax” to “drastic” measures to achieve a public health good.
The group will consider the “balance” between implementing pandemic control measures and the violation of human rights.
The group will kick off work based on alumni, Yoshin Nakamura’s dissertation, which examined human rights concerns in the COVID-19 response in Japan.
Group Representative: Yoshin Nakamura (cohort 2019 - 2020)