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Lock-ups and lockdowns: when can we take away liberty? An ethical discussion group | Sheffield Humanists

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August 24th, 2021 19:00   --   20:30

On 23 March 2020, Britain went into lockdown. To prevent the spread of coronavirus, new emergency laws were passed on when, why, and for how long people could leave their homes. Since then, the UK has been in and out of lockdown, with different nations often taking different approaches to fighting the virus.

But what level of risk do we need to be at to constrain people's liberty? How do those ethical principles apply to prisons? And where is line between the right to protest and the general obligation the government have to keep the population safe?

Join us as Rajin Chowdhury, branch coordinator for Sheffield Humanist and former President of the University of Sheffield Debating society, leads an ethical discussion group on this issue of depriving liberty.

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