U.N. - 7 Luglio The Global Monitor of Covid-19’s Impact on Democracy and Human Rights At the beginning of the pandemic, some policy analysts assumed that democracies would have performed better than autocracies in coping with the crisis. It has soon become apparent that state capacities and the quality of leadership played a more important role than the type of political regime. In fact, democracy aspects do not seem to affect fatality rates significantly. International IDEA analyzed whether basic welfare standards, civil society participation and personal integrity rights, for example, are important factors for limiting mortality during the first stages of the pandemic. On 7 July International IDEA will launch a Global Monitor of COVID-19’s Impact on Democracy and Human Rights co-funded by the European Union.