Protect Human Rights as we recover
Building back better means supporting an economic and social recovery that is fair and just for all, that doesn’t involve exploitation, and puts in strong protections to ensure companies respect human rights.
“The danger is that states, particularly non-democratic or less open societies, would use the opportunity given by the health emergency to crack down on particular minority groups, or individuals or groups that they see as highly problematic.”
– Fionnuala Ni Aolain, UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
As many communities cannot access their fields and forests during the pandemic, there have been reports of increased land grabs and illegal logging and mining activities.