COVID-19 Response in the Eastern Partnership Region: Emergency measures and civil freedoms
December 18, 2020

COVID-19 Response in the Eastern Partnership Region: Emergency measures and civil freedoms


Amid the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus COVID-19, governments have been rapidly introducing new emergency measures. While these measures aim to save lives, they also have a major impact on civil society space and fundamental freedoms.

As part of its CSO Meter initiative, the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law and its partners from the EU’s Eastern partnercountries monitor how laws and practices affect civic freedoms. This document summarizes the key measures that countries have introduced as a response to the pandemic (up to April 5, 2020) that affect human rights and civic freedoms, and highlights civil society organisations (CSO) responses.

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