[RESOURCES] Fundamental Rights and Non-Discrimination

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World Justice Challenge - Fundamental Rights and Non-Discrimination Resources:
Fundamental Rights and the Covid-19 Pandemic World Justice Project (10/20/20) - https://worldjusticeproject.org/sites/default/files/documents/Fundamental%20Rights-10.20.20.pdf
Covid-19 Law Lab United Nations https://covidlawlab.org/
CIVICUS Monitor: Tracking Civil Space - COVID-19 - CIVICUS - Tracking conditions for citizen action
Covid-19 Media Freedom Monitoring International Press Institute - COVID-19 Media Freedom Monitoring - International Press Institute
International Guidance on the Nelson Mandela Rules for Treatment of Prisoners OSCE and Penal Reform International (2018) https://cdn.penalreform.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/MR_Guidance_Doc.pdf
A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons The Marshall Project (updated weekly) - A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons | The Marshall Project
Solidarity in the Time of Covid-19: Civil Society Responses to the Pandemic CIVICUS (November 2020) - https://www.civicus.org/documents/reports-and-publications/SOCS/2020/solidarity-in-the-time-of-covid-19_en.pdf
Covid19 Civic Freedom Tracker International Center for Not-for-profit Law (ICNL) - COVID-19 Civic Freedom Tracker
State of Civil Society Report 2020 CIVICUS (2020) - State Of Civil Society Report 2020
International News and Guidance on Covid-19 and Prisons World Prison Brief, Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research, Birkbeck, University of London (March 2020) - International news and guidance on COVID-19 and prisons - 13 March - 30 November | World Prison Brief

Terrific WJP discussion last week of the key rights challenges emerging in the pandemic. The recording is a must-listen! Fundamental Rights and Non-Discrimination in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action | World Justice Project

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Freedom House published the report Freedom in the World 2021 today!
The main takeaway: “…freedom declined for the fifteenth straight year in 2020 due to backsliding by countries including Belarus, India, and the United States”.

This is a despairing article. Interestingly enough, their analysis of India, Brazil, China the US, and other declining countries corresponds with WJP’s data as well. Although WJP’s Index doesn’t specifically measure the strength of democracy, this correlation proves the importance of having strong rule of law to maintain a robust democracy.