Some Legal Aspects of Restriction on Certain Human Rights in the Context of Covid-19: A Case Study in Vietnam​​

International Law Faculty, Hanoi Law University, Vietnam.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

Human rights restriction in an emergency situation is necessary. However, the context of Covid-19 pandemic should not be used as an “excuse for human rights violations”. Ensuring human rights should be the key to cope with a pandemic. Human rights need to be addressed both in a public health emergency and in the context of the impact of the pandemic on people’s lives and livelihoods. In this paper, the author will analyze some legal aspects of restriction on performing human rights law and regulations in the pandemic of covid-19 following international law. From there, the author will link this issue to the reality of implementation in Vietnam.

Keywords: legal aspects; restriction; human rights; Covid-19; Vietnam