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Helping public authorities understand Charter obligations during COVID-19

The Charter requires any restrictions on human rights to be justified, proportionate and necessary. During a state of emergency restrictions should also be time bound, with safeguards for vulnerable communities whose rights are most impacted.


Our education services support public authorities to understand human rights risks relating to the pandemic and make decisions that are compliant with the Charter.

Knowing your Charter obligations

COVID-19 impacts different sectors in different ways. Our services are adapted and tailored to address decision-making in these contexts.

Our services help public authorities to:

  • understand how the Charter protects human rights during a state of emergency
  • identify their human rights obligations during COVID-19
  • explore relevant COVID-19 related scenarios from their workplace
  • lawfully limit human rights when required
  • know where to go for further information and resources.

Contact us to discuss your needs

For more information, please call us on 1300 292 153 or emailĀ

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Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton Victoria 3053

General enquiries

1300 891 848

Enquiry line
1300 292 153 or (03) 9032 3583

1300 152 494

NRS Voice Relay
1300 555 727 then use 1300 292 153

Media enquiries
0447 526 642

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission acknowledges that we work on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We also work remotely and serve communities on the lands of other Traditional Custodians.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.