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Short Update: COVID-19 toolkit for civil society on responding to human rights risks from emergency powers

FairTrialsAdmin - April 9, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Rule of Law

The NGO Rights and Security International (formerly Rights Watch UK), in collaboration with nineteen civil society partners globally, has launched a Covid-19 Toolkit for Civil Society Partners on Emergency Powers and Crisis Responses: Human Rights Risks.  

The toolkit provides a guide for civil society organisations (CSOs) and human rights defenders (HRDs) to anticipate emergency laws and policies; scrutinise, from a rights based perspective, the process by which these laws and policies are passed and their content; and identify and respond to emergency measures, particularly those that are having a disproportionate impact on marginalised and vulnerable groups.  

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