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Building Back Better on the Right to Education amid the COVID-19 Era in South Africa

Lockdown-induced restrictions due to COVID-19 have taken a toll on education. With remote teaching being the only feasible way to impart knowledge, underprivileged learners have been disadvantaged. Catch-up classes may be a way to achieve realisation of the right to education.

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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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#BuildBackBetterAfrica

‘The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency—but it is far more. It is an economic crisis. A social crisis. And a human crisis that is fast becoming a human rights crisis.’ António Guterres, Secretary General United Nations

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Human Rights Community — Preparing for the Next Major Crisis

Eamon Gilmore, the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, welcomes GC Human Rights Preparedness as innovative, important and essential.

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Introducing GC Human Rights Preparedness

#BuildBackBetter is one of the hashtags from the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It speaks to hope, and to history too.

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