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6 Apr 2020

COVID-19: New types of protest, advocacy & demands from business-focused HRDs & groups

The COVID-19 pandemic and its response are an impediment to physical organizing and human rights defense around the world - but in the midst of this evolving situation, many human rights defenders and the groups they belong to are organizing in new and innovative ways to continue to denounce business-related human rights abuses, including abuses of communities' land rights, labour rights, environmental degradation, and corrupt practices that involve businesses. Given the scale of the crisis, many see it as an opportunity to replace exploitative practices with just, equitable, and accountable new systems.

Our coverage of COVID-19 response on HRDs and civic freedoms is available here.