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  • 12 Dec 2022
    Mary Crossley

    Long COVID as a Case Study for Race/Disability Intersectionality

    Chimére Smith is one of tens of millions of Americans with symptoms of long COVID. According to an August 2022 NBC News story, the 40-year-old Black woman from Baltimore was experiencing extreme fatigue, diarrhea, brain fog, and loss of vision in one eye, along with other symptoms. The symptoms were debilitating, preventing Smith from working […]

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  • 10 May 2021
    Seema Mohapatra, Lindsay F. Wiley

    Feminist Perspectives on the Response to COVID 19

    Governmental responses to the Covid 19 pandemic—in the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere—have been deeply inequitable. People of color and people living in low-income households and neighborhoods have experienced compounded pandemic impacts. Restrictions on public services and private activities have disproportionately affected employment, housing, and financial security for women, people of color, and […]

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  • 1 Dec 2020
    Liv Feijen

    Humanitarianism or Immigration Control – or Both?

    The last decade has witnessed an unprecedented battle between values and pragmatism, and between humanitarianism and immigration control in large parts of the world. Asylum as an institution has always been characterized by a balancing of the political and pragmatic values of the State, on one hand, and moral values based on compassion on the […]

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  • 14 Aug 2020
    Firmin DeBrabander

    Privacy Amidst COVID-19

    It is exciting and troubling to ponder the profound changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. For example: what will remain of offices when all is said and done? Will there be any? Why make the commute—why rush out the door, juggle childcare, sit in traffic, tolerate boorish coworkers—when the pandemic has shown you can do […]

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  • 29 Jun 2020
    Moritz Baumgärtel

    COVID-19 and the Vulnerability of Migrants

    One of the many―arguably lesser attended―effects of the COVID-19 crisis has been the continued exacerbation of the vulnerability of migrants. With borders closed and the threat of the “end of asylum” looming large, people on the move have seen their already difficult situations deteriorate further. The outbreak of the novel corona virus has served governments […]

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  • 17 Jun 2020
    Evan Easton-Calabria, Kate Pincock

    COVID-19 and Refugee-Led Organisations

    Refugees in lower- and middle-income countries are facing some of the most serious consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. In refugee camps, which have high population densities and thus present a particular challenge for social distancing and self-isolation strategies, international agencies face both funding and logistical challenges in continuing food distribution, whilst also meeting demand for […]

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  • 8 Jun 2020
    Daniel Ghezelbash

    COVID-19 and the End of Asylum

    The hard-won institution of asylum is under threat. States around the world have shut their borders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s now near impossible for most asylum seekers to travel in order to access protection and there is a real risk that this may become the new normal. The 1951 Convention Relating to […]

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  • 21 Apr 2020
    Mark Burdon

    COVID-19 Mobile Phone Contact Tracing and Information Privacy Law as Modulated Power (Part 2)

    Part 1 outlines the rapid worldwide use of mobile phone location data for contact tracing purposes. Part 2 concludes by examining how information privacy law protections apply now and how they should apply in the future, especially in relation to new forms of modulated power. What about the application of current information privacy law protections?Part […]

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