Human mobility and human rights in the pandemic

New collection of essays by international law scholars

A group of international law scholars, including the NCHS’s Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (Professor, University of Oslo and Peace Research Institute Oslo) have collaborated to publish a series of short essays examining legal and policy issues relevant to the ongoing Covid-19 and future pandemics, and the rights of migrants under international law.

The collection, “Human mobility and human rights in the Covid-19 pandemic: Revisiting the 14 principles of protection for migrants, refugees, and other displaced persons” was published by Cornell International Law Journal, a preeminent source for scholarship on foreign and international law.

This symposium builds on the 14 principles of protection, which set out how international law should protect migrants, refugees, and other displaced persons during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sandvik’s contribution, “Refugees and the scope for mandatory Covid-19 vaccination” explores the implications for mandating the Covid-19 vaccine for migrants and how international refugee law should grapple with Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy, mistrust, and refusal.

Other contributing authors include T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Joanne Csete, Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Ian M. Kysel, Petra Molnar and Monette Zard.

Access the full symposium here.