COVID-19 and human rights – List of tools and resources

Recently IPHR and partners published a guide: COVID-19 and its impact on prison monitoring and freedom of expression – a compilation of useful resources. The publication is intended to provide an overview of some of the key human rights standards and guidelines in relation to states’ Covid-19 responses, with a particular focus on prisons and other places of detention and the fundamental freedoms of information and expression.

The compilation reflects a selection of useful guidelines and tools for use in the middle of the pandemic crisis. The last chapter includes links to useful tools and resources on human rights and COVID-19.

Yet, as the crisis evolves, new materials appear every day. We will continue monitoring, publish and regularly update these resources in the list below.

List of tools and resources

International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), Protecting Human in Times of COVID-19. A Brief Overview of Statements and Recommendations by the UN Human Rights Mechanisms

Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Dimensions of COVID-19 Response

Amnesty International, COVID-19: How human rights can help protect us

UN Office Belarus, Права человека во время распространения коронавируса

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR)

IPHR – Tajikistan: transparency key to building public trust on COVID-19

IPHR – Kyrgyzstan, NGOs urge Kyrgyzstan to release Azimjon Askarov amid COVID-19 crisis

CIVICUS, States should put human rights at the centre of all responses to COVID-19, Media release 24 March 2020

OHCHR, COVID-19 Guidance

Article 19, Access to the Internet can be a matter of life and death during a pandemic, Statement on 31 March 2020

APT, Covid-19 and Persons Deprived of Liberty Information Hub

Council of Europe, Respecting Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights in the Framework of the COVID-19 Sanitary Crisis. A Toolkit for Member States, Information Documents SG/Inf(2020)11, 7 April 2020

OMCT, Building our Response on Covid-19 and Detention. OMCT Guidance Brief to the SOS Torture Network and Partner Organizations

UN HCHR, COVID-19 Pandemic – Informal Briefing to the Human Rights Council, Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 9 April 2020

UN OHCHR, “States responses to Covid 19 threat should not halt freedoms of assembly and association“ – UN expert on the rights to freedoms of peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Clément Voule, 14 April 2020

Last updated on 17 April 2020