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Covid-19 and human rights in the Middle East

Thursday 18 June 2020

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, states in the Middle East and across the world have taken emergency powers and special measures to deal with an unprecedented situation. But many people have raised concerns that such measures and their implementation can infringe on human rights and must be monitored carefully.

In this podcast, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, and Sara Elizabeth Dill, Arab Regional Forum Liaison Officer for the IBA War Crimes Committee, consider the issues and look at specific developments across the Middle East.