Human Rights at the Time of COVID-19: A guidance note

This note highlights key principles that need to be complied with in the design and implementation of measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ukraine. Any emergency responses to the situation must be proportionate, necessary and non-discriminatory. 

In relation to children, the availability of substitute caregivers when a parent or other primary caregiver is hospitalized must be ensured, as well as the availability of psycho-social support for hospitalized children. Development of contingency plans for children who face prolonged periods without formal education should also be prioritized.

Published 2020-04-14

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