Addressing health inequalities in times of COVID-19

Minorities and indigenous peoples between deeply rooted and new, emerging forms of discrimination


  • Silvia Angioi



COVID-19, right to health, minorities, indigenous peoples


In numerous countries, the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic has affected ethnic, racial and religious minorities most severely, along with indigenous peoples. On one hand, the pandemic is laying bare the presence of deeply rooted patterns of discrimination in access to health; on the other hand, for some states and non- state actors, it also represents a useful opportunity to persecute particular ethnic and religious minorities through additional forms of discrimination, labelling, stigmatization and scapegoating.

Author Biography

Silvia Angioi

Silvia Angioi is an Associate Professor of International Law at the Department of Law, University of Sassari, Italy. Currently, she is working on a research project on international migrations that involves several Italian universities. Her publications focus mainly on human rights, the integration of human rights in the EU development and trade policies, and United Nations peacekeeping.