Realising the importance and timeliness of the topic, the Right On initiative held a web chat titled ‘Business, the economy and livelihoods in a COVID-19 world’.
In times when public authorities make decisions that affect public health, civil liberties, and people’s prosperity, respecting the public’s right to access information on these decisions is vital.
Older persons rank high amongst groups that are most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to prevent COVID-19 becoming a humanitarian disaster in the context of conflict situations, refugee and IDP populations?
Refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are particularly vulnerable to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus because they can hardly comply with measures of confinement and social distancing, and have limited access to healthcare facilities.
As the international community begins preparing post-pandemic recovery programmes, increasing emphasis is placed on the urgent need to ‘build back better’ and to draw lessons from the COVID-19 crisis for building a more just, equitable, green, and peaceful world.
The RightOn webinar earlier this week brought together experts to discuss the use of technologies to facilitate contact tracing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and asked whether such approaches represented a risk to the right to privacy. A diverse range of perspectives on human rights law – including those of civil [...]
As the Coronavirus outbreak continues to unfold, it is becoming clear that the pandemic and the concurrent economic crisis are impacting women differently than men.
While the question of democracy and the rule of law in crisis has been around for quite some time, the misuse of personal data, the surge in fake news, extensive surveillance, and human rights violations amid COVID-19 have all further undermined faith in the democratic process and the idea of equality before [...]
The Coronavirus outbreak has amplified existing inequalities and discrimination, making the battle of ‘leaving no one behind’ all the more difficult. On 15 April 2020, the Right On initiative held a web chat titled ‘Inequality and discrimination during COVID-19’. The discussants for the occasion were Mr Rui Macieira (Permanent Representative of Portugal, [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our lives, including the global conversation on human rights.On 8 April 2020, the Right On consortium, led by the Universal Rights Group (URG), the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN in Geneva, the Kingdom of the [...]