Of law, ethics and the limits or not of solidarity

The coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) has forced millions of people around the globe to adapt their lifestyle into the new reality of quarantines, accompanied by emotional and apocalyptic headlines of deaths, therapies and conspiracy theories. Numbers have replaced human lives and political leaders are forced to exercise judgment in a decisive way, while taking decisions that literally affect the lives of common people. The production of effective vaccines and the appeal of some leaders and experts to make them a global public good has fundamentally questioned the essence of global justice.
Within this context the current contribution purports to understand the extent of the concept of solidarity from a legal dimension while highlighting the importance of ethical leadership as a tool of global governance. In this endeavour the paper will build upon doctrinal and jurisprudential developments examining the limits and potentials of solidarity in the fight for global justice.