Statement of Concern – COVID-19: Human rights, disability and ethical decision-making

This Statement of Concern is made by internationally recognised independent experts in the area of human rights, bioethics and disability who have come together to emphasise key human rights principles and standards that need to underpin ethical decision-making in the context of disability and the COVID-19 pandemic.



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  • Advocacy for Inclusion
  • AED Legal Centre
  • ANU Postgraduate and Research Students’ Association
  • Aspergers Victoria
  • Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
  • Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4)
  • Blind Citizens Australia (BCA)
  • Brain Injury Australia (BIA)
  • Children and Young People with Disability Australia
  • Community Disability Alliance Hunter
  • Deaf Australia
  • Deafblind Australia
  • Deafness Forum of Australia
  • Disability Advocacy and Complaints Service of South Australia (DACSSA)
  • Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)
  • Disability Justice Australia (DJA)
  • Disability Resources Centre (DRC)
  • Disability Research Group – University of Technology Sydney
  • Disabled and Neurodiverse Workers’ Alliance
  • Disabled Peoples Organisations Australia
  • Down Syndrome Australia
  • Enhanced Lifestyles
  • First Peoples Disability Network
  • Inclusion Australia (NCID)
  • Intersex Human Rights Australia
  • National Ethnic Disability Alliance
  • National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF)
  • NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
  • People with Disabilities ACT (PWD ACT)
  • People with Disabilities WA (PWD WA)
  • People with Disability Australia
  • Physical Disability Australia (PDA)
  • Physical Disability Council of NSW
  • Post Polio Victoria Inc.
  • Queenslanders with Disability Network
  • The Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand
  • Uniting Church in Australia Assembly
  • Women with Disabilities ACT (WWDACT)
  • Women with Disabilities Australia
  • Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV)
  • Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)


Over 1,000 individuals have endorsed this statement of concern. Their names are in the Word document below: