Racism and the right to health: Preliminary observations on the Draft General recommendation n°37 by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Index Number: IOR 40/5785/2022

This submission to Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on racism and the right to health covers the following themes: barriers to accessing health faced by groups facing racial discrimination, lack of social determinants of health due to racial discrimination and structural inequality, the impact of coercive measures to protect public health on groups facing racial discrimination, with a focus on what happened during the pandemic, and international cooperation and assistance and its impact on racism in health. It is based on Amnesty International’s research on these issues across countries. It also provides some conclusions and key recommendations.

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