The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has led to the adoption and implementation of new technologies to achieve public health outcomes. While useful, the mass surveillance and collection of data has resulted in heightened concerns regarding the sanctity of data rights and privacy.
Major challenges of governance, service delivery, emergency response, regulatory enforcement, and policy coordination in the field of health in Pakistan and its effect on federal and provincial responses to COVID-19.
As States around the world struggle with rising figures of those infected with coronavirus, they are increasingly turning to cyber-surveillance. Increasingly, governments are investing in and rolling out smartphone apps to track citizens’ movements, trace locations and map outbreaks in a bid to tackle COVID-19. While not without its benefits, the proliferation of cyber surveillance raises important concerns regarding health rights and privacy of ordinary citizens.
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to create turmoil across the world, states are faced with an unprecedented policy challenge in addressing the pandemic. In order to play our part, RSIL has dedicated its resources to conducting extensive research on how Pakistan can cope in these uncertain circumstances from a law & policy perspective.
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19 is a highly communicable disease, labelled as a modern-era pandemic and a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Spreading throughout the world, it has infected millions, and claimed the lives of more than 170,000 people. Countries all over are faced with the unenviable challenge of balancing the health of their citizens — with stay-at-home orders, closure of industries, etc — and the need to ensure that social safety nets to maintain the livelihoods of the poorest demographics.
Designed to build awareness around international public health regimes, the responsibility of the state in protecting its citizens, and the potential economic fallout in Pakistan and abroad due to the outbreak.
The Roundtable Discussion centered around three thematic areas – Harassment at the Workplace, Equal Opportunity, and the Informal Sector – and was attended by representatives from business entities, members of the legal fraternity, academia, government and civil society organizations, which provided for a rigorous debate on the topic.
Focusing on ‘Protection Against Harassment at the Workplace’. This session, in particular, was conducted to acknowledge the tenth anniversary of the ‘Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010’, to review the progress that has been made since its enactment, and discuss the way forward with experts in the field.
Project Overview The problems concerning Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants are of global proportion. Almost every country, including Pakistan, is implicated in this trade in human lives either as a place of recruitment, transit through to other countries, or as the final destination for such people. These issues lie at the very…