GC Human Rights Preparedness

COVID-19, ESC Rights and Societal Resilience

It is becoming increasingly clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is both a consequence and cause of deepening social inequalities. An effective human rights-based response requires us to firmly prioritise the realisation of economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights and to envisage global solidarity mechanisms that will render this possible.

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Human Rights Preparedness of African States for the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

A number of human rights issues have emerged regarding how African states went about declaring states of emergency and implementing emergency measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Responding to COVID-19: The Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations Perspective

Do states have human rights obligations beyond borders to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic? This post argues that states have extraterritorial obligations grounded in international human rights law to respond to a pandemic.

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Fulfilling Urban Poor Women’s Rights During COVID-19: The Case of Indonesia

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit urban poor women severely, including in Indonesia. The state as a duty-bearer with respect to human rights has struggled to assist them; more specifically, the state’s efforts in curbing the pandemic have not reached them.

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Rights of LGBTIQ+ Persons in Africa During COVID-19

Since the new wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in December 2019, many states around the world have taken drastic steps including lockdowns and quarantine to ensure minimal spread of the virus.

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The Video of Their Crimes: Protecting the Right to Record

The world is presently grappling with a pandemic that has restricted global travel. Now more than ever, as a human rights community, we are having to extensively rely on the capabilities of citizens to document the atrocities happening in their community to enable us to rise up in solidarity and demand justice.

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A Feminist Human Rights Preparedness for Pandemics and Other Emergencies

La humanidad es todavía algo que hay que humanizar: Humanity is still something to be humanised.

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