Our partners from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) have released their first bulletin on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the state of fundamental rights titled “Coronavirus pandemic in the EU: Fundamental Rights Implications“. The report outlines some of the measures EU Member States have put in place to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic and covers the period 1 February – 20 March 2020.
The publication focuses on four inter-related issues:
- measures to contain COVID-19 and mitigate its impact in the areas of social life, education, work, and freedom of movement, as well as asylum and migration;
- the impact of the virus and efforts to limit its spread on particular groups in society;
- incidents of xenophobic and racist discrimination, including hate crime;
- the spread of disinformation concerning the outbreak and the implications of related containment measures on data protection and privacy.
To read the full report, please visit FRA’s website.