COVID-19 and Human Rights: Perspectives on Socio-economic Rights and Violence

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) ; Heyns, Christof ; Jewkes, Rachel ; Liebenberg, Sandy ; Mbazira, Christopher (2020-12-07)

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South Africa like other countries worldwide, was forced to impose lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 since March 2020. While the measures taken by the government aided in slowing down the spread of the pandemic, they have had far-reaching consequences for a range of socio-economic rights, such as the rights to education, food, and work. They have also had serious consequences for civil and political rights, including through a rise in the levels of domestic violence, and because of the use of force by law enforcement officials in imposing these measures. This panel discussion explores the impact of COVID-19 on socio-economic human rights and violence faced by citizens.

Author and contributor ORCIDs: Heyns, Christof ORCID; Jewkes, Rachel ORCID; Heyns, Christof ORCID
Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Peer review status: Non-Peer Reviewed