The Principle of Equal Rights in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic as a Factor Influencing the Sustainable Development of Ukraine
Keywords:COVID-19, the principle of equal rights, sustainable development, healthcare, diagnostics, freedom of movement, competition, freedom of contract
The article discusses the implementation of the principle of equal rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ukraine. The peculiarities of applying this principle in relation to human rights and the rights of companies have been investigated. The article analyzes the state of compliance with the principle of equal rights in the diagnostics (testing) and treatment of different categories of patients in territories with different legal regimes. The study revealed de jure violations of equality in the normative definition of categories of citizens entitled to free testing, as well as de facto discrimination of citizens based on their place of residence when they cross the demarcation line between the controlled and uncontrolled territory of Ukraine. The state of ensuring equal economic rights of companies and an acceptable level of competition in the event of quarantine measures have been investigated. The general parameters of the relationship between the state and business and the limits of state intervention in entrepreneurial activity in the context of the pandemic have been determined. Characteristic features of discrimination against certain categories of the population and companies due to the establishment of quarantine have been revealed.
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