Inter-American Human Rights Commission: “Coronavirus May Be Pretext to Further Limit Rights of Most Vulnerable”

Joel Hernández García, who chairs the OAS Commission, explains the content of the resolution passed on the pandemic in the region. "It is important to remember what the basic rights charter entails," he argues.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) passed a resolution on April 10th expressing concern over respect for the most basic rights during the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic in the Americas.

"Every time policies are designed to safeguard the population's right to health, these policies need to be based on a broad perspective of the whole range of human rights, assuming they are universal and indivisible," explains Joel García Hernández, president of the IACHR.

"This situation is unprecedented in many ways, because we are . . .

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