Protecting Migrants’ Civic Freedoms Amid COVID-19


The COVID-19 pandemic has been called the “great equalizer.” However, its trajectory has hit certain populations more than others. Migrant groups, in particular, are being devastated. While experts have warned of dire humanitarian crises if governments do not take swift action, we must consider the long-term effects that the pandemic could have on migrants’ civic freedoms.

In this piece, written for InterAction and based on an in-depth ICNL analysis on the issue, Legal Advisor Kate Barth discusses how the pandemic response could negatively and positively impact migrants’ ability to exercise their civic freedom. She concludes with a list of recommendations for civil society organizations working to support this access and ensure civic freedoms are protected for all. Read the full piece here.