The pandemic’s severe impact across the globe has exposed flaws of social, economic, and political models, challenged the societies, tested the collective humanity, and aggravated inequalities. As the lack of social protection measures persisted, pre-existing inequalities, injustices, and gaps in human rights protection have become more pronounced. As the pandemic rages on, the article presents: Weakening democratic practices, Enhanced state surveillance and impact on personal freedoms/privacy, Restrictions on freedoms of information and expression, and Unequal impact of pandemic on vulnerable populations as four areas of growing concern for human rights. Read more here.
Source: UNDP Euroasia