The Civil Society Alliance for Human Rights in the Pandemic Treaty (CSA) is an informal, open group of organizations and individual experts working to mainstream human rights considerations in the negotiations of the “Pandemic Treaty” by the WHO “Intergovernmental Negotiating Body” (INB), as well as in related processes in the field of governing pandemic preparedness and response (PPR).
In this context, a priority objective of the CSA is the democratization of the process of formulating the Treaty, as well as of other PPR processes, by ensuring effective participation of communities and civil society organizations, including those representing and working with marginalized and criminalized groups.
In late 2021, some of the members of what will later be identified as the CSA agreed upon Ten Human Rights Principles for a Pandemic Treaty (see below, references). Rather than a final document, these are understood as a living document, open to further refinement in line with developments in the “Pandemic Treaty” process and within the CSA. The ‘Principles’ are currently sufficient “common ground” within the CSA, which doesn’t see a need (right now) to elaborate a more specific set of common ideas.
Diversity of opinion is a fundamental strength of the Alliance, and connection with it should not impede any individuals or organizations from pursuing their own advocacy goals.