The article discusses the importance of adopting a human rights-based approach in addressing the lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic. The article highlights the case of a human rights-based hospital in Sweden that actively reached out to vulnerable individuals in the community during the pandemic, emphasizing how the human rights-based approach contributes to building trust and thereby realizing the right to life and health. Based on this example it explores the need for a human rights-based approach in crisis management including climate-induced disasters. The article emphasizes the interconnectedness of all human rights and the need for economic prioritizations that align with social justice commitments. It highlights the role of institutions, legal frameworks, and collaborative efforts at various levels to ensure the realization of human rights and the principle of ‘leave no one behind’. The article concludes by advocating for the integration of human rights principles into legislation, policies, and actions to build a fairer and more resilient society.