UN Statement on COVID-19 Exacerbating the Risk of ill-treatment and Torture Worldwide

On 26 June 2020, the UN Anti-Torture Mechanisms issued a statement on how COVID-19 exacerbates the risk of ill-treatment and torture worldwide. The statement notes that excessive force to enforce curfews and social distancing rules can amount to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment. The experts stressed that independent documenting of the living conditions of persons deprived of their liberty, as well as the monitoring of the use of force by law enforcement officials are an indispensable part of the overall COVID-19 response.

4 August, 2020

The Campaign to Decriminalise Poverty and Status is a coalition of organisations from across the world that advocate for the repeal of laws that target people based on poverty, status or for their activism.


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