OHCHR guidance on COVID-19 and its human rights dimensions: now available in Albanian and Serbian!
COVID 19 is a test of societies, of governments, of communities and of individuals. Now is the time for solidarity and cooperation to tackle the virus, and to mitigate the effects, often unintended, of measures designed to halt the spread of the virus.
Respect for human rights across the spectrum, including economic and social rights, and civil and political rights, will be fundamental to the success of the public health response.
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), which is the leading UN entity on human rights, has prepared a series of guidelines on Covid-19 and its human rights dimensions on the following areas:
Access to health care; Emergency measures; Leaving no one behind; Housing; Persons with disabilities; Older persons; People in detention and institutions; Information and Participation; Stigmatisation, Xenophobia and racism; Migrants, Displaced People and Refugees; Social and Economic Impacts; Food; Privacy; Children; Gender; Water and sanitation; Indigenous peoples; Minorities; and International and Unilateral Sanctions.
You can download OHCHR guidelines in English here.
You can download the Albanian and Serbian translation of these guides, translated by UNMIK's Translation Unit in collaboration with UNMIK's Human Rights Office, here:
Albanian: Udhëzimet nga OHCHR për COVID-19 dhe ndikimi në të drejta të njeriut:
Serbian: OHCHR smernice o COVID-19 i njegovim dimenzijama o ljudskim pravima:
For further updates please visit the OHCHR Covid-19 Guidance page.