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The United Kingdom’s Coronavirus Act, deprivations of liberty, and the right to liberty and security of the person

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In response to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic the UK government has passed the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA). Among other things, this act extends existing statutory powers to impose restrictions of liberty for public health purposes. The extension of such powers naturally raises concerns about whether their use will be compatible with human rights law. In particular, it is unclear whether their use will fall within the public heath exception to the Article 5 right to liberty and security of...

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10.1093/jlb/lsaa011

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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Law and the Biosciences Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Article number:
lsaa011
Publication date:
2020-04-29
Acceptance date:
2020-04-21
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2053-9711
Pubs id:
1100946
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pubs:1100946
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English
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