Covid-19 crisis in Italy. Fundamental rights and freedoms: the price to pay for human health?

  • Pablo Sebastián Cejas Romanelli Fundación Instituto para la Investigación Jurídica y Social
Palabras clave: COVID-19, Italy, Emergency declaration, Fundamental rights and freedoms, State of emergency and public health, Italia, Declaración de emergencia, Derechos y libertades fundamentales, Estado de emergencia y salud pública, Coronavirus

Resumen

The results of the appearance of the novel coronavirus meant for many States, the application of restrictive measures of constitutionally protected rights and freedoms, with the aim -preliminarily- of protecting the health and integrity of people. Thus, a real “emergency legal framework” was created, with restrictions on interpersonal contact, and other daily situations in the life of any society.

Italy stood out for being the first country where COVID-19 attacked with particular virulence. The first steps of the government at the end of January 2020 were aimed at preventing the entry of people from China, and soon after, put in place much more restrictive measures as the number of deceased patients increased. However, to some extent, all the imposed restrictions seemed to have been a price to be paid in order to protect human health.

Biografía del autor/a

Pablo Sebastián Cejas Romanelli, Fundación Instituto para la Investigación Jurídica y Social

Abogado (UNC), Escribano (UES21), Maestrando en Relaciones Internacionales (CEA-UNC). Investigador del programa “Globalización, Gobernanza, Derechos (humanos) y Bienes Públicos” (CEA-UNC). Presidente de la Fundación Instituto para la Investigación Jurídica y Social (Córdoba-Argentina).

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2020-12-01
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Cejas Romanelli, P. S. (2020). Covid-19 crisis in Italy. Fundamental rights and freedoms: the price to pay for human health?. Revista Derecho Y Salud | Universidad Blas Pascal, 4(5), 157-181. https://doi.org/10.37767/2591-3476(2020)23