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“There is no help for our community”: The impact of States’ Covid-19 responses on groups affected by unjust criminalization: Report

Index Number: POL 30/5477/2022

This report documents the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 pandemic measures on marginalized and criminalized communities. State responses to Covid-19 have magnified the inequalities faced by groups and communities that were already targeted or otherwise impacted by unjust and discriminatory criminal laws, including LGBTI people, sex workers, people who use drugs, people in need of abortion, homeless people and people living in poverty. Putting human rights at the heart of government efforts to address public health emergency responses is not an optional consideration, it is an obligation.

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