The pandemic outbreak as a reason to derogate from human rights

The aim of the paper is to analyze the impact that the pandemic had on the practice of the States about the proclamation of a State of emergency and their related obligations arising from the main human rights treaties in this regard.
In particular it will be examined how far such a situation may be used to invoke a derogation clause, such as those contained in Art. 15 of the European Human Rights Convention, Article 4 of the International Covenant on civil and political rights, Article 27 of the Interamerican Convention on Human Rights or Art. 4 of the Arab Charter of Human Rights.
The study will be based on the practice of the last year as regards different States from different continents and so bound by different regional human rights treaties, also to verify whether there was a similar approach in using the relevant derogation clause.