All measures taken by the government to address the spread of COVID-19 must align with its obligations to uphold human rights standards. The government must also take necessary steps to ensure that vulnerable people in the community are not adversely affected by the implementation of such reforms. No one should be defined by their rights because of who they are, where they live, or what they do.
Amnesty International’s submission to the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 makes several recommendations that if the government upholds, would place human rights at the centre of its approach.
We all have the right to live happy and healthy lives. The vaccine crisis is an unprecedented human rights issue which has had an immediate impact on the future and our world. Learn more about how Amnesty will continue to challenge injustice through our coronavirus pandemic campaign.