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Our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Our work

In these challenging times, we will lead the way in upholding our nation’s shared values of justice, freedom and compassion. We will create a fairer Britain by championing the rights of the most disadvantaged in our society. In particular, we will uphold the rights of those in the most vulnerable situations during and after this time of national emergency.


How coronavirus has affected equality and human rights

This report summarises evidence that helps us understand the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on different groups in society.

Read the report
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How we're responding to the pandemic

Chair David Isaac talks about the work we're doing to make sure equality and human rights are considered in the response to the pandemic.

Read David's blog
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Advice to governments

For businesses

Inclusive justice: interim report

Interim findings from our criminal justice inquiry, as the use of video and phone hearings increases in response to COVID-19.

Read the interim report
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Last updated: 24 Jan 2021