Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies, ICILS 2020, July 1st 2020, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

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

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.1-7-2020.2303676,
        author={Nicky  Jones},
        title={Law and the International Community: Looking Into the (Post-COVID-19) Future},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies, ICILS 2020, July 1st 2020, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICILS},
        year={2021},
        month={1},
        keywords={human rights chief health officer queensland pandemic covid-19},
        doi={10.4108/eai.1-7-2020.2303676}
    }
    
  • Nicky Jones
    Year: 2021
    Law and the International Community: Looking Into the (Post-COVID-19) Future
    ICILS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.1-7-2020.2303676
Nicky Jones1,*
  • 1: University of Southern Queensland, Australia
*Contact email: Nicky.Jones@usq.edu.au

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.