The Human Rights Committee in its April 2020 COVID Statement, declared that States parties should not derogate from Covenant rights or rely on a derogation made when they are able to attain their public health or other public policy objectives by invoking the possibility to restrict certain rights, such as Article 21 (right to peaceful assembly), in conformity with the provisions for such restrictions set out in the Covenant. The full text of the statement is available below.

Human Rights Committee COVID Statement (April 2020) - Download (113 KB)