Law and the International Community: Looking Into the (Post-COVID-19) Future

Jones, Nicky (2021) Law and the International Community: Looking Into the (Post-COVID-19) Future. In: 3rd International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies (ICILS 2020), 1 Jul 2020, Semarang, Indonesia.


Abstract

This article aims to discuss the global legal challenges in the post-COVID 19. One of the most visible challenges is the human rights challenge created by the COVID-19 restrictions has been the focus of serious debate in Australia. In the state of Queensland, legislation enacted on 18 March 2020 empowers the Chief Health Officer ('CHO') and other emergency officers to implement social distancing measures, including arranging mass gatherings, isolating or quarantining people suspected or known to have been exposed to COVID -19. These restrictions affect movement and gatherings across communities in contexts such as schools, higher education, hospital, court proceedings, family gatherings, sporting and community events, public entertainment, tourism, travel and vacations. There are many reasons why governments limit the human rights of its citizens. The challenge for society and government is to ensure that any restrictions on human rights are reasonable and justifiable.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2021 22:05
Last Modified: 05 May 2021 00:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human rights, Chief Health Officer (CHO), Queensland, COVID-19, pandemic, legislation, social distancing, restrictions, challenge
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180114 Human Rights Law
Fields of Research (2020): 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4899 Other law and legal studies > 489999 Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4807 Public law > 480703 Domestic human rights law
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940407 Legislation, Civil and Criminal Codes
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9403 International Relations > 940303 International Organisations
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9403 International Relations > 940399 International Relations not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2303 International relations > 230399 International relations not elsewhere classified
23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2303 International relations > 230303 International organisations
23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2304 Justice and the law > 230407 Legislation, civil and criminal codes
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.4108/eai.1-7-2020.2303676
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41564

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