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COVID-19 IN BRAZIL AND SOCIALLY VULNERABLE GROUPS: FROM THE RECOGNITION OF NEEDS TO THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF RIGHTS

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.508

Keywords:

COVID-19, Human rights, Vulnerabilities, Basic needs

Abstract

This text proposes to develop an approach on the consequences arising from the pandemic resulting from the covid-19 in the Brazilian context, especially for socially vulnerable groups, in order to demonstrate that the theory of fundamental human needs is an apt instrument for understanding poverty from the institutional perspective of human rights. Initially, conceptual aspects related to the theme in focus are verified, and then we analyze the moral justification of human rights based on the identification of certain basic needs common to all people, in order to base human rights as channels of care. of those needs. The method of procedure used is descriptive-analytical, from consultations with legal texts and bibliographies inherent to the fields of health, social, philosophical and political, always seeking to guide the thematic axes of the study. It appears that for the elaboration of a viable social justice proposal, the focus on the social sciences is necessary, above all, for methodological and argumentative elaboration of the discussion. In fact, the very interdisciplinary character of this text is already sufficient to justify that in legal analyzes involving certain social groups of society such as ours, the primary concern that arises is the construction of a central objective, traversing public health, economic problems , political and urban, due to the effects caused by the pandemic of the covid-19 that plagues the planet and especially a considerable Brazilian population that is in a situation of full economic vulnerability. So that in this text there is a transformation of a problem originally social, but which has a legal dimension, in an object of multidimensional study, thus making it possible to answer not only the legal demands, but also the moral, social, economic, urban questions and policies.

Posted

2020-05-18

Section

Human Sciences