Coronavius ​​| Amnesty International warned of measures ordered in Jujuy that could “stigmatize” those infected

The group in Argentina of Amnesty International, the organization that works for human rights around the world, this Friday he expressed his concern by the decision of the Government of Jujuy of identify homes where there are people complying with the quarantine. “We insist on the importance of reviewing measures that could compromise people’s rights to privacy, intimacy and non-discrimination,” they affirmed.

In recent days, a measure by the provincial government was released, which would consist of identify and mark the houses with a strip where people quarantined reside at the indication of the same authorities. The objective is that all the residents know the condition of the residence.

Although in the last hours the Governor apologized for the phrase “putting belts” in the homes, from the organization they stated that “the individualization of families placed in quarantine it continues to raise serious human rights considerations. “

“In contexts where the premise is to take care of each other, it is essential that policies that could generate situations of stigmatization and violence ”, warned a statement signed by Mariela Belski, executive director of Amnesty International Argentina.

The organization sent a letter to Governor Morales to “Convey your concern about the latest measures issued in the province” in the fight against the pandemic.

In the brief they argued that, in the face of “critical situations” as a result of the emergency caused by the expansion of the coronavirus, “it is essential that human rights guide all efforts of prevention, preparation, containment and treatment in order to better protect public health ”.

The letter Amnesty International sent to the Governor

Written by Argentina News

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