The human rights implications of the COVID-19 pandemic: A summary of the RightOn web chat series

The COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty it has brought have upended our lives. One consequence has been that many parts of the UN have not been able to meet – dealing a blow to multilateral diplomacy, including in the human rights sphere.
Against that background, in March 2020, a group of partners came together to ‘keep the conversation going’ in the area of human rights during the lock-down, by launching the ‘RightOn’ Wednesday web chat. Each week, these web chats brought together representatives of the international human rights community, as well as members of the general public, to debate and discuss the different human rights implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, and States’ responses thereto.
This new report summarises the main discussion points, conclusions and outcomes of this ‘first season’ of RightOn.
An interactive version of the report can also be found here.

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