Fundamental Rights Implications of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights compiled a bulletin on the fundamental rights implications of the coronavirus pandemic in the EU. The bulletin, which covers the period from 1 February to 20 March 2020, scrutinizes the measures taken by the EU Member States to address the coronavirus outbreak. It includes topics such as the restrictions on freedom of movement and their impact on daily life. Furthermore, it analyses the impact of the outbreak on specific groups in society, identifies discriminating and xenophobic incidents, and describes the fight against disinformation. The bulletin is the first of a series of three-monthly reports on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the 27 EU Member States (for the second report, see separate news item).

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)


Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

Deputy Head of Section