24/03/2020. The Chairpersons of the 10 UN Treaty Bodies urged global leaders to ensure that human rights are respected in government measures to tackle the public health threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read it here.
21/03/2020. Adjustments to the work of human rights treaties individual complaints and urgent actions procedures in light of the COVID-19 – Information Note. The OHCHR has published an information note on adjustments to the work of human rights treaties individual complaints and urgent actions procedures in light of the COVID-19. Given the difficulties that States parties and authors of communications may face in meeting established deadlines, an automatic two-month extension of deadlines has been given to provide observations or comments for all registered cases. You can read the note here.
20/03/2020. UNICEF issued this press release urging governments and partners to take action, guided by the Technical Note on the Protection of Children during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Note was produced under the leadership of UNICEF and through the contribution of several agencies under the aegis of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. More specific guidance is now being rapidly developed for children deprived of their liberty and children in alternative care who may be at higher risk of being affected by the COVID-19 outbreak due to the conditions in which they live. Please note that members of Child Rights Connect are closely involved in the development of this new guidance.