Legal Approaches to Responding to Emergencies: Covid-19 as a Case Study

Constitutional INSIGHTS No. 6
376
This publication is only available in electronic format
Published: 
15 September 2021
Language: 
English
Pages: 
11
ISBN: 
978-91-7671-462-1 (PDF)
Author(s): 
Charmaine Rodrigues
Co-Publisher(s): 
Constitution Transformation Network

During the Covid-19 pandemic, numerous countries invoked different constitutional provisions and laws to respond to the unexpected health crisis. Constitutional INSIGHTS No. 6 examines the use and non-use of state of emergency powers by countries across Asia and the Pacific in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the implications for other democratic rights and processes.

Contents

Introduction

1. What different forms of emergency powers were available and used to address Covid-19?

2. Were there any legal issues of concern regarding the use of states of emergency during the pandemic?

3. What insights for the future can be drawn from these experiences?

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