Keeping Civic Space Healthy

Saving Lives and Human Rights


The COVID-19 response is currently an all-consuming effort for governments and people in countries around the world. In this time of urgency, ICNL and ECNL offer a quick guide for authorities striving to protect lives in line with their duty to uphold human rights and protect human dignity, based on international human rights obligations.

The briefer is part of a broader ECNL/ICNL initiative to support human rights based approaches to overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic while also protecting our freedoms to association, assembly, expression and participation. More information will be available soon.

This briefer has been generously translated by our partners into several languages. Please check ECNL’s site for the available versions