Legislating Corona: Proportionality, Non-Discrimination and Transparency (PRONTO)

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation - typerForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

Ida Gundersby Rognlien - Inviteret foredragsholder

Katharina Ó Cathaoir - Inviteret foredragsholder

  • JUR WELMA - Center for Retlige Studier i Velfærd og Marked
PRONTO seeks to contribute to Danish and European legal responses to COVID-19 by mapping and evaluating legislation. To what extent are a selection of measures compatible with proportionality, transparency and non-discrimination? A selection of measures will be evaluated for compliance with human rights, EU privacy law and international health law. The project focuses on Denmark, Sweden, Ireland and the United Kingdom – countries linked by a fluid border that are now adopting disparate measures. Measures adopted in these case study countries will be evaluated with focus on the principles of proportionality, transparency and non-discrimination. More information: https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjura.ku.dk%2Fenglish%2Fwelma%2Fresearch%2Flegislating-corona-proportionality-non-discrimination-and-transparency-pronto%2F&data=04%7C01%7Ckatharina.o.cathaoir%40jur.ku.dk%7Ca4cd559d1b7c4e061f0a08d89a972d80%7Ca3927f91cda14696af898c9f1ceffa91%7C0%7C0%7C637429321376200274%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=UlM9rkw56MIdCiI%2Bo6A9584ojJtmCbeUj%2BatPxUyJMY%3D&reserved=0 Care workers and non-discrimination in the light of COVID-19. This presentation argues that pre-existing discriminatory structural and institutional problems, namely the subordination of care work as a gendered societal problem, are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The topic of the paper is care workers and non-discrimination in the light of COVID-19. Using the Danish Labour Market Insurance (arbeidsskadesikring AES, the Workers Compensation Act (arbejdsskadesikringsloven ASL), as an example, the paper will discuss structural and institutional risks in the care work sector, intersecting with COVID-19 related challenges. The paper explores the underlying risks of reproduction of inequality in the legal structures of care work, including reports of increased stress, risk of front line workers being infected with COVID-19 and lack of personnel and equipment in the care work sector. Questions have been raised whether workers can be compensated for work related injury if transmitted with COVID-19. Focus on prevention in the vulnerable care work sector will be the most important approach, however the potential individual financial consequenses when infected with COVID-19, both illustrates the pre-existing socio-economic inequalities at stake and may have practical importance for the care workers if infected. Further, COVID-19 “derivatives” such as mental illness/injuries and other intersecting problems are at risk of not being recognised in the law, and inequality is in risk of not being redirected by the authorities (relevant institutions). Problems relate to, for instance, gender stereotyping, the private/public divide and socio-economic inequality.
1 dec. 2020

Ekstern organisation (Universitet)

NavnVelferd, rettigheter og diskriminering (VERDI), Det juridiske fakultet, Universitetet i Oslo

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