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Gentian Zyberi

Posts published by “Gentian Zyberi”

I work at the Norwegian Center for Human Rights of the University of Oslo. Previously I have worked at the Amsterdam Center for International Law of the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights of Utrecht University. During the last seventeen years I have done research, published and taught in the areas of international human rights, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and public international law at universities in the Netherlands, US, China, Albania and Norway.

Some Reflections on Countering the Covid-19 Pandemic: Moving from Emergency to the “New Normal” without Trampling on Human Rights?

* Cross-posting. Blogpost first published as: Gentian Zyberi, Some Reflections on Countering the Covid-19 Pandemic: Moving from Emergency to the “New Normal” without Trampling on Human Rights?, 2020.12.12, in: Global Health and Global Governance, https://www.bigghgg.cn/p/zyberi.html Introduction 1. This blogpost provides some brief reflections on challenges concerning human rights protection during the pandemic caused by Covid-19 (World Health Organization timeline, www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/interactive-timeline). First, it provides a brief overview of State responses and their use of emergency powers and derogations from international and regional human rights treaties. Then, the focus turns to the Covid-19 response by the UN Secretary-General and by the UN…