COVID-19: Core Human Rights Obligations Cannot Be Disregarded

Human Rights Limitations and Emergency Laws at the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic by Dr Alejandro Fuentes, Senior Researcher The eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the life and habits of millions of people across the world. Governments have reacted with different strategies and at different paces, trying to defeat a silent enemy, operating in the unknown. Scientists are doing…

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The Coronavirus & Human Rights

Blogpost about the Coronavirus and human rights by Morten Kjaerum, Director of Raoul Wallenberg Institute The current Covid-19 crisis is first and foremost a health issue and increasingly it is also becoming an economic challenge. Nonetheless, it is also all about our basic human rights. In this text I will make a brief outline of some…

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COVID-19: Advice From Our Colleague in China

Our Senior Programme Officer in China, Chen Ting Ting, gave her colleagues at the institute some advice from her experience in Beijing in these difficult times with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).   Please see her best advice below: Limit time on media and social media about outbreak-related information if it escalates your anxiety or plants new worries and…

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COVID-19: A Letter From the Director

Dear all, The corona-virus has an impact on our health. The global economy is affected. And, what about human rights? What are the civil, political, economic and social rights dimensions of the current crisis? How does it impact gender equality and the protection of refugees and migrants? Like all institutions and organisations, RWI is affected…