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The report reviews the main developments in human rights protection in the EU throughout 2020. It also presents FRA’s opinions on the outlined developments.

This year’s focus section outlines the importance of a rights-based approach in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and its consequences. It looks at states of emergency, and equivalent emergency situations and measures that Member States declared. It also examines the pandemic’s impact on rights in key areas of daily life. In addition, it sheds some light on the rights of particular groups in our diverse societies.