COVID19 and Human Rights in Australia
The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law's Director Professor Kevin Bell has written these three pieces in a 4-part series. The first considered why human rights matter when assessing the response by Australian governments to COVID-19. In the second article Professor Bell considered important aspects of the limitation of rights in the context of COVID-19, including the seldom discussed role of the limitation principles in ensuring good state governance. The third discusses COVID-19 as it affects vulnerable groups, focussing upon the need to respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of all persons without discrimination. The fourth and final article will consider COVID-19 and human rights in the context of government accountability, focussing upon the arrangements in Australia as they are and could be.