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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…