The Significance of the Immigrants’ participation in decision-making processes during public health crises

Participation in decision-making processes as an essential concept for social inclusion in participatory democracies plays also a vital role in combating against major crises. This role is even more important during public health crises in two dimensions. While the first one is related directly to the public participation for good management of the emergencies, the second is about the consequent human rights restrictions, which may pose different levels of impact on the participation of the vulnerable groups. For that reason, these restrictions may have more negative influences on immigrants than foreseen by the emergency regulations and so the scope and function of immigrants’ participation in decision-making is of great interest during health crises. Hence, in this study, after examining these points upon the int. hr instruments, emerging implementations for the participation of immigrants from local to international levels including traditional and digital aspects will be revealed.