March 07
Trajan Shipley
22nd February 2021
Covid-19 External Relations & Trade Human Rights

Council adopts conclusions on human rights-based COVID-19 recovery

The Council of the EU has adopted conclusions in which it reaffirms the EU’s commitment to human rights in the context of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically highlighting that the pandemic has ‘a growing negative impact on human rights, democracy and the rule of law’, and that it further deepens pre-existing inequalities.

The conclusions underline that human rights, democracy and the rule of law will remain at the heart of the EU’s response to and recovery from COVID-19, noting that a socio-economic response with human rights at its core will allow for a better and more sustainable recovery.

The Council further called for the consideration of full immunisation against COVID-19 as a global public good and to en


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