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 resourcesThe 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

https://www.ishr.ch/sites/default/files/documents/protecting_human_rights_in_times_of_covid-19.pdf

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

https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/03/19/human-rights-dimensions-covid-19-response#_Toc35446577

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

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/03/coronavirus-how-humanrights-help-protect-us/

  • UN Office Belarus, Права человека во время распространения коронавируса

https://un.by/novosti-oon/prava-cheloveka/4951-prava-cheloveka-vo-vremyarasprostraneniya-koronavirusa

  • International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR)

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

https://www.iphronline.org/tajikistan-transparency-key-to-building-public-truston-covid-19.html

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

https://www.iphronline.org/ngos-urge-kyrgyzstan-to-release-azimjon-askarovamid-covid-19-crisis.html

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

https://www.civicus.org/index.php/media-resources/media-releases/4357-civicus-states-should-put-human-rights-at-the-centre-of-all-responses-tocovid-19

  • OHCHR, COVID-19 Guidance

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/COVID19Guidance.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3vrFOEkRi0OpBsdwhZ1GYxxMZa66U9nvT_MPtRq1kMYVDfoiYfpb0gRts

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

https://www.article19.org/resources/access-to-the-internet-can-be-a-matter-of-life-and-death-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

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

https://datastudio.google.com/embed/reporting/c686bea7-3152-4dd2-b483-fce072f3ddbf/page/UkoKB

  • 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

https://rm.coe.int/sg-inf-2020-11-respecting-democracy-rule-of-law-and-human-rights-in-th/16809e1f40

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

https://www.omct.org/files/2020/04/25784/omct_covid19_prisonsresponse_en.pdf

  • 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

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25785&LangID=E

  • 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

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25788&LangID=E


Last updated on 17 April 2020