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updated covid resources

Below we have compiled resources for researchers, decision makers, and practitioners to use in exploring the human rights dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic—featuring materials applicable in both U.S. and international settings. They include a broad spectrum of information from the U.S. National Academies, the United Nations, and other bodies concerning COVID-19, the response to COVID-19, and implications for internationally protected human rights. Opportunities for scientists, engineers, and health professionals to use their expertise to help address human rights challenges associated with the pandemic, as well as information about related upcoming events, can also be found below. 


national academies resources
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have an array of resources providing up-to-date information on COVID-19, along with other resources on prevention, response, and recovery from pandemic infectious disease, including resources with particular relevance for human rights. Browse National Academies resources.
other resourcesThe United Nations and other bodies have also produced useful resources on issues relating to human rights and COVID-19, including with regard to conflict, detention, freedom of information, and data responsibility. Browse these resources.
volunteer opportunities

Scientists, engineers, and health professionals have a unique opportunity to lend their expertise, through volunteering opportunities, to efforts to combat COVID-19. Browse volunteering opportunities. 

events A number of virtual events, including webinars, are being held to examine the human rights aspects of COVID-19. Browse selected events.