Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (A/HRC/44/49): Disease pandemics and the freedom of opinion and expression

23 Apr 2020

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In the report, David Kaye (the Special Rapporteur) expresses concern that some measures to battle the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic may fall short of legality, necessity, and proportionality. The Special Rapporteur identifies five areas of concern, demonstrating that access to information, independent media, and other freedoms of expression are crucial to confronting pandemic problems.