COVID-19: How human rights can help protect us
The way governments decide to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic will impact the human rights of millions of people.
Amnesty International is closely monitoring government responses to the crisis. These are extraordinary times, but it’s important to remember that human rights law still applies. Indeed, it will help us get through this together.
Here’s a quick look at how human rights can help protect us, and what the obligations of governments are in relation to the pandemic.
The right to health
Most governments have ratified at least one human rights treaty which requires them to guarantee the right to health. Among other things, this means they have an obligation to take all steps necessary for the prevention, treatment and control of diseases.
In the context of a spreading epidemic, this means ensuring that preventive care, goods and services are available to everybody.
A local NGO noted that nearly 70% of low-income families could not afford to buy the protective equipment the government was recommending, including masks and disinfectant. If states are endorsing the use of such items, they must ensure that everyone can access them.
Under Research Foundation of India Muhim has started for the Poor and Needy People Help as “Hum Hai Insaan” By Research Foundation of India Chairman, Mr. Vaibhav Jain Chapter Head ,Sagar Madhya Pradesh and Team. Soon circulation of “Hum Hai Insaan“ can work for other District also. This Muhim started as on 25 March 2020 under Research Foundation of India, Registered Page No 85/25/03/2020 on Presence of
- Patron, Shri Abhishek Bhargav, Garhakota , Sagar
- Patron, Chairman,Research foundation of India.
- Vaibhav Jain ,President Hum Hai Insaan Chapter Head , Sagar Madhya Pradesh, Research Foundation of India
- Mr. Raj Kishore Kurmi, Vice President, Hum Hai Insaan & Professor, Govt. School
- Dr. Reshu Jain, Shalby Hospital, Jabalpur
- Mrs. Anwesha Jain, Social Worker
Visit:- “Hum Hai Insaan“ Page