The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global public health and socio-economic crisis. But the rapid development of vaccines could strongly mitigate its impact and perhaps even bring much of this crisis to a close. However, pending questions around how these vaccines will be distributed, to whom they will become available and at what cost, still pose challenging human rights concerns. Drawing upon a range of international human rights laws and standards, this Amnesty International briefing lays out guidance for states and businesses to address these questions while fulfilling their human rights obligations and responsibilities.
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