Inquiry into human rights implications of UK Government’s COVID-19 response

Date: 9th April 2020
Category: Policies & procedures, General principles, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

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Closing date: 22nd July 2020

The UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights has called for evidence to examine whether the Government’s COVID-19 response is human rights compliant.

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This includes scrutinising any legislation that the Government brings forward to contain and control the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as how those measures are then implemented, and how the response could be differently affecting different groups of people.

The Committee has called for evidence in relation to the following questions:

  1. What steps need to be taken to ensure that measures taken by the Government to address the COVID-19 pandemic are human rights compliant?
  2. What will the impact of specific measure taken by Government to address the COVID-19 pandemic be on human rights in the UK?
  3. Which groups will be disproportionately affected by measures taken by the Government to address COVID-19 pandemic?

Submissions of no more than 1,500 words can be made through the written submission portal.

  • Together is preparing a submission and is keen to hear from members about their views and any concerns. Please contact: