Abstract: There can be no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on all countries and regions all over the world, as well as on all aspects of human life. In a crisis situation of such a type, not only human health is endangered, but also civil and democratic rights are restricted by means of “temporary” measures taken by executive or legislative power, which may restrict human rights excessively or by “failing” to take suitable measures, the interference with human rights may be suppressed. Although both international law and national legal systems allow restriction of these rights to certain extent with the aim to protect public health, many regimes abuse the pandemic to obscure their systematic restrictions going beyond the frame of the current situation. The aim of the presented article is to provide a factual view of the current situation in our territory, which in our opinion is not legally and socially sustainable in the long time. We will legally substantiate our views and express them as we see fit, based on the principles of democratic establishment of our society.
Author: Karin Vrtíková
Keywords:democratic society, pandemic, human rights, emergency situation