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Amnesty UK Briefing: Coronavirus Bill 2019-2021

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These are extraordinary times, and Amnesty International UK (AIUK) recognises the need for extraordinary measures. Indeed, appropriate, necessary and proportionate measures to prevent, treat and control epidemic disease are core to the right to health, and the positive obligation to protect life.

Such measures must, however - where they amount to restrictions or limitations on other rights enjoyed by those in the UK - be compatible with international human rights standards.

Amnesty International Briefing Coronavirus Bill 20219-21