The objective of the article is to explain the challenges for the rule of law and the human rights protection when quarantine measures are applied to protect the public against health threats. In the aim of exploring those challenges, the paper scrutinises a case of Mrs KaciHickox, an American nurse, who was quarantined in 2014 after volunteering during the Ebola epidemic in Africa. The article demonstrates that treating public health as a security issue and restrictive actions of administration can result in unjustified limitation of individuals’rights. The key claim of this work is that the application of quarantine measures toward individuals should be assessed against both legal and ethical standards.
|Translated title of the contribution||Challenges for the Rule of Law Confronted with the Quarantine Ethics: an Analysis of the US Authorities’ Actions Protecting Public Health (case study)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Państwo i Prawo|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Oct 2018|