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Report on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the right to education

Issued by

Special Rapporteur on the right to education


20 June 2020

presented to

UN Human Rights Council’s 44th session (June-July 2020)


Issued by Special Procedures


Education, COVID-19

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The health crisis has had numerous implications in all sectors of human life, leading to an economic crisis, as well as to what must be called an education crisis. In this report, the Special Rapporteur analyses the issues she considers to be the most pressing from a human rights perspective. Acting within a human rights framework is indeed crucial to ensure that measures adopted in response to the pandemic do not jeopardize the right to education and do not increase the suffering of the most marginalized.