Íñigo de Miguel Beriain (Ikerbasque, University of the Basque Country) and Jon Rueda (FiloLab, University of Granada) have recently published a Correspondence entitled ‘Vaccination certificates, immunity passports, and test-based travel licences: ethical, legal, and public health issues’ in the journal Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases (42:102079). The COVID-19 pandemic has had disruptive effects on international mobility. In this correspondence, the authors analyse the tools that have been proposed to make international mobility safe again from a legal, ethical and public health perspective. In particular, they address the uncertainty and risks that different ‘immunological passports’ (vaccination certificates, natural immunity or diagnostic tests) entail, as well as some of their (potentially unequal) social impacts on individual freedom.
Ester Massó Guijarro, researcher at Filolab, gave the opening speech ‘Vulnerabilidad humana, pandemia y Antropoceno: una mirada interseccional’ (Human vulnerability, pandemic and Anthropocene: an intersectional perspective), as part of the “COVID y Antropología” (COVID and Anthropology) blended conference that took place on 6 May 2021 at the Complutense University of Madrid. In her speech, Ester Massó addressed some holistic ethical and political reflections following Coronavirus, a broad and complex topic, from an intersectional perspective of the comprehension of human vulnerability as an existential human issue. She addressed several topics: from the ‘decolonisation2 of COVID-19 to the debates on the eco-sociological implications of quarantine (especially on the most vulnerable groups: minors, pregnant women, low-income people...) or the diversity of socio-political models of pandemic management, which are opposed to each other in…
Ester Massó Guijarro, researcher at FiloLab, has published the article “Childhood and Pandemic: Chronicle of an Absence Foretold” in Salud Colectiva (vol. 17, 2021), the magazine of the National University of Lanús (Argentina). It is an open access magazine indexed in the Web of Science, PubMed and Scopus amongst others. Here is the abstract of the article: “The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that childhood is the global south of the virus: a world where care is not a freely chosen value and where children’s voices are being silenced in virtue of a long-held epistemic injustice. Thus, the transformation that societies are going through due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on children’s rights on both a small and a large scale. In Spain, a country particularly affected…
Ester Massó Guijarro, researcher at FiloLab, and Rosana Triviño have presented a paper entitled “So close, so far: vulnerability and sexual and reproductive rights in the COVID-19 era” as part of the International Seminar “Ethical Pespectives on the Social and Economic Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic”. It was an online workshop that took place in the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research at the University of Salzburg on 16th and 17th March 2021. Ester Massó and Rosana Triviño are also members of the ESPACyOS network (Ética Salubrista para el Activismo, el Cuidado y la Observación Social). Workshop Program: Ethical Perspectives on the Social and Economic Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ester Massó Guijarro, research associate at FiloLab, is the editor of the special issue “Ética y salud en tiempos de pandemia: reflexiones sobre cuidados y justicia social” in the journal Enrahonar (International Journal of Theoretical and Practical Reason) (forthcoming, Dec. 2020). (more…)
El Laboratorio interviews Ester Massó and Rosana Triviño on the impact of the pandemic crisis in the sexual and reproductive rights of women and children from a feminist perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic as a risk factor for obstetric violence. Link to the interview here.
Paula A . Valencia participates in the Primer Encuentro Virtual de Egresados de Derecho at the University of Caldas (Colombia), in the panel “Desafíos del Estado de Derecho” (“Challenges of the Rule of Law”). The session will take place on April 20 at 5:00 p.m. (Colombian time). (more…)
José Luis Moreno Pestaña and Neftalí Villanueva Fernández have published the article “Algo que temer, alguien a quien culpar” (“Something to fear, someone to blame”) in La Voz de Granada. The article addresses the responsibilities, fears and biases during the COVID-19 lockdown. (more…)