ICCAL AND PANDEMIC DIALOGUES: INTER-AMERICAN STANDARDS OF PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN COVID-19 TIMES
In the context of the pandemic, attention to human rights is even more urgent. The Inter-American Human Rights system has played the role of a watchdog for the States‘ international commitments on containing the virus and promoting social care with full respect for human rights in a comprehensive manner. Based on the ICCAL (Latin American ius constitutionale commune) perspective, this panel aims to critically discuss the interactions between domestic law and international human rights law in light of States‘ duties to save lives. Dialogues between jurisdictions and among various social actors should promote different ways of guaranteeing human rights as well as universal access to health treatments and basic needs. However, they could contribute to a deviation from this path, if poorly implemented. To face dialogue‘s promises and dangers is urgent because although the health crisis may end, it will leave severe impacts able of deepening inequalities in this already uneven region.