Lockdowns are in breach of article 23 and article 25 of our Fundamental Human Rights

Blog post by Marica Micallef

Lockdowns were imposed on us and are out of our control. These were imposed despite the fact that no state of emergency was ever decreed. Thus. lockdowns are just a short-sighted way of making the public believe that they do the trick in reducing the numbers. Instead, they are a way of slowly destroying businesses and having an impact on the economy. But are we being protected against unemployment with lockdowns?

With lockdowns, the loss of employment is inevitable. What is not being stated is that with these lockdowns, the authorities are breaching Article 23 of the Fundamental Human Rights which states “Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment”.

Article 25 states strongly “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing, medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control”. In my opinion, lockdowns won’t end anytime soon, because the vaccine currently being administered has been authorised for emergency use only.  If lockdowns end, they will be unable to administer the vaccine because the emergency would end with it. So, I expect to see more lockdowns worldwide. The UK is already thinking of extending the lockdown till September. What if other countries follow suit?

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