Statement on COVID-19

01 April 2020

A message from David Isaac, Chair of the EHRC and the Commonwealth Forum of NHRIs on COVID-19.

“At this time of global crisis, international collaboration is more important than ever. National Human Rights Institutions are playing a vital role, giving a voice to people in the most vulnerable situations to promote humanity and defend our human rights. By sharing information, exchanging expertise and supporting one another Commonwealth NHRIs can assist in the global effort to tackle COVID-19 and ensure that human rights are not forgotten.”

Many of our members are already sharing information about how their NHRI is responding to COVID-19, including measures implemented by States to control the spread of Coronavirus. Over the coming weeks we will endeavour to collate and share this information in order to identify and inform best practice and collective action.

Let us know how your NHRI has been affected by and is responding to COVID-19 by emailing:

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