Massive call to respect human rights while responding to COVID-19

Originally published by Canadian Friends Service Committee on 17/04/2020


The article covers concerns over human rights during a pandemic. During times of crisis, human rights are dismissed by governments as barriers to effective responses and the institutions that traditionally play a central role in protecting human rights face considerable constraints and limitations. The organizations and individual experts behind this “call” are urging governments at all levels to take steps to enhance and strengthen human rights and identify a number of measures in support.

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