Austrian country reports on fundamental rights in the context of COVID-19

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As National Focal Point of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’ research network FRANET, the ETC Graz was commissioned to undertake research on COVID-19 and its implications in Austria. Concretely, FRANET collected information on fundamental rights-relevant developments in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak between March and June 2020.

Markus Möstl and Wanda Tiefenbacher compiled four country reports on Austria:

Building on country reports from 26 countries, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has compiled four bulletins analysing different fundamental rights aspects of the pandemic in the European Union.

 

New in the foreign policy committee of the Austrian Federal Parliament: The Agreement between the Republic of Austria and UNESCO on the establishment of the International Human Rights Centre in Graz

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The Federal Parliament of Austria recently announced that the Agreement with the UNESCO on the establishment of the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels would be discussed in the meeting of the foreign policy committee on 30 June.

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COVID-19: The human rights dimension

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Gerd Oberleitner, UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security and professor at the Faculty of Law (Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, REWI) at the University of Graz, on the restrictions of human rights due to measures taken because of the coronavirus disease, the particular effect on vulnerable groups and the consequences for the human rights system.

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