COVID-19 and human rights: guiding principles for New Zealand

COVID-19 Human rights New Zealand

Essential moves have been made to manage the impact of COVID-19 in New Zealand. This means significant changes to how society is operating. These unprecedented measures limit liberties and physical freedoms in order to protect the right to health and the right to life itself.

In response, Amnesty International has provided this briefing on human rights principles for the Epidemic Response Committee and other decision-makers in the immediate and longer-term.

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