The world faces a pandemic of human rights abuses in the wake of Covid-19 | António Guterres

The virus has been used as a pretext in many countries to crush dissent, criminalise freedoms and silence reportingAntónio Guterres is secretary general of the United NationsFrom the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic almost one year ago, it was clear that…

The virus has been used as a pretext in many countries to crush dissent, criminalise freedoms and silence reporting

  • António Guterres is secretary general of the United Nations

From the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic almost one year ago, it was clear that our world faced far more than a public health emergency. The biggest international crisis in generations quickly morphed into an economic and social crisis. One year on, another stark fact is tragically evident: our world is facing a pandemic of human rights abuses.

Covid-19 has deepened preexisting divides, vulnerabilities and inequalities, and opened up new fractures, including faultlines in human rights. The pandemic has revealed the interconnectedness of our human family – and of the full spectrum of human rights: civil, cultural, economic, political and social. When any one of these rights is under attack, others are at risk.

The virus has thrived because poverty, discrimination, the destruction of our natural environment and other human rights failures have created enormous fragilities in our societies

Related: Decades of progress on extreme poverty now in reverse due to Covid

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