Monday, May 10, 2021

Lex-Atlas Compendium of National Legal Responses to Covid-19

Lex-Atlas: Covid-19 is made up of an international network of legal scholars who have written country reports on the legislative response to COVID-19:

"The project is motivated by the need for an integrated overview of national legal responses to Covid-19, focusing on the legal response to the pandemic with attention to its socio-political context. National responses have varied considerably. Epidemiological performance is but one measure, and a difficult one to judge when transparency is doubtful. Countries have employed emergency powers differently, but understanding them requires attention to the broader constitutional structure in which they are situated.  Most countries had various forms of institutional disruption, variable social policy coverage, and different responses to the human rights needs of vulnerable groups. The aim of the Compendium is to aim for a neutral account of the principal developments, with references to further reading. It is hoped this will assist policy makers in future pandemic preparedness, to fashion ongoing responses to Covid-19, and to assist scholars and historians to come to evaluative judgments of state responses to Covid-19."

The project has produced country reports that all have the same structure to allow for easier cross-national comparisons.

Collen Flood, University of Ottawa law professor, is a member of the editorial committee.

The project has the support of the Faculty of Laws, University College London, the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London, and the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany.  

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