Pandemics as Rights-Generators

Neha Jain

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While the global pandemic has exposed the fragility of human rights protections, it has also resulted in rights victories for some of the most vulnerable members of society. This Essay examines epistemic, consequentialist, and normative rights reframing efforts that have been mobilized to advocate for and secure human rights during the pandemic through the lens of prisoners' rights. It argues that these rights seeking strategies hold promise for advancing rights claims of prisoners and other marginalized groups beyond the pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-686
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of International Law
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

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