GC Human Rights Preparedness

Introducing Curated #1: Science, Human Rights and Pandemics

Welcome to our first Curated series, which looks at the relationship between science and human rights, with particular reference to COVID-19.

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COVID-19, Health and Human Rights: the Inter-American System’s Response

The Inter-American Commission (IACHR) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court) are responding to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on human rights.

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COVAX, Pandemic Vaccines and Duties of International Assistance Based on Human Rights

What would constitute a first step in a human-rights based approach to the global allocation of pandemic vaccines? One possibility would be to encourage states parties to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to acknowledge their indirect obligations of participation and diligence.

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The African Commission’s Response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The African Commission has emerged as a key voice promoting a continent-wide human rights response to COVID-19, while urging a shift in focus to tackle the massive underlying structural inequalities starkly exposed by the pandemic.

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A Human Rights-Based Approach to the Next Emergency Depends on Local Preparedness

Human rights crises emerge at the local level. Local governments are now at the forefront of human rights implementation and protection. A human rights-based approach to responding to the inevitable next emergency will depend on the preparedness of local governments.

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The COVID-19 Health Emergency and the Right to Decent Housing in Latin America

"Home is not where you were born; home is the place where all your desires for escape, cease." Naguib Mahafoud

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The 2015 European Refugee Crisis: A perspective on preparedness in text and photo

In 2015 a flow of migrants and refugees seemed to suddenly take Europe by surprise. It led to violations of human rights and loss of lives. What were the reasons behind and how could Europe have prepared better?

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