The following information reflects measures taken by states in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic that may influence the state’s ability to ensure the rights and obligations protected by the ICCPR. The geo-map below serves to visually illustrate whether a state of emergency exists and whether the UN has received a notification on the basis of a simple index that assigns a darker blue hue to states with a declared state of emergency, and a lack of notification to the Committee. It should directly be qualified that this index cannot account for states wherein a de facto state of emergency exists as a result of measures imposed. It is based upon data collected through primary and secondary sources by the CCPR and partners and has been limited to states who have ratified the ICCPR.
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