Cátedra UNESCO de Bioética

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  • Observatorio de Bioética y Derecho
  • Cátedra UNESCO de Bioética
  • Universidad de Barcelona
  • Av. Diagonal 684
    Facultad de Derecho
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • Tel. (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • obd.ub@ub.edu

"Human rights parables for a post-pandemic world"

The Lancet

Before    the    COVID-19    pandemic    laid  bare  the  structural  inequalities  across  societies,  there  were  diverging  parables in human rights. One narrative identified  the  populist  challenge  to  human  rights  and  juxtaposed  it  with  the  cosmopolitan  ideal  of  a  multi-lateral  order.  An  alternative  narrative  viewed  populism  as  the  symptom  of  democratic failure more than the cause and argued that the crisis of legitimacy facing the neoliberal, multilateral order was  inextricably  connected  to  a  world  where   capitalist   democracies   have   become “mere façade democracies”, as Jürgen Habermas has asserted.