A Human Rights Approach to Emergency Response? The Advocacy of Canada’s Human Rights Commissions during the COVID-19 Crisis: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/canadian-journal-of-political-science-revue-canadienne-de-science-politique/article/human-rights-approach-to-emergency-res

De Silva, N. (2020). A Human Rights Approach to Emergency Response? The Advocacy of Canada’s Human Rights Commissions during the COVID-19 Crisis. Canadian Journal of Political Science, 53(2), 265-271. doi:10.1017/S0008423920000438

A Human Rights Approach to Emergency Response? The Advocacy of Canada’s Human Rights Commissions during the COVID-19 Crisis Published online by Cambridge University Press: 06 May 2020 Nicole De Silva

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Emergencies can threaten human rights by disrupting societies, increasing vulnerabilities, and instigating exceptional measures from governments and other actors. As independent institutions mandated to protect and promote the human rights embedded in Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial legislation, Canada’s human rights commissions (HRCs) have mobilized to advocate for human rights during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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