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COVID-19, Law, and Regulation

Rights, Freedoms, and Obligations in a Pandemic

Ian Freckelton AO QC & Belinda Bennett & Gabrielle Wolf

COVID-19, Law, and Regulation

COVID-19, Law, and Regulation

Rights, Freedoms, and Obligations in a Pandemic

COVID-19, Law, and Regulation

 

Analyses a wide range of major COVID-19 legal responses around the world, across criminal justice, regulatory, liability, bioethical, human rights, and other issues.


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Beschrijving COVID-19, Law, and Regulation

COVID-19 is the most severe pandemic the world has experienced in a century. This book analyses major legal and regulatory responses internationally to COVID-19, and the impact the pandemic has had on human rights and freedoms, governance, the obligations of states and individuals, as well the role of the World Health Organization and other international bodies during this time.

The authors examine notable legal challenges to public health measures enforced during the pandemic, such as lockdown orders, curfews, and vaccine mandates. Importantly, the book contextualizes the legal analysis by examining the broader social and economic dimensions of risks posed by the pandemic.

The book considers how COVID-19 impacted the operation of the criminal justice system, civil litigation concerning negligently caused deaths and business losses arising from contractual breaches, consumer protection litigation, disciplinary regulation of health practitioners, coronial inquests and other investigations of unexpected deaths, and occupational health and safety issues. The book reflects on the role of the law in facilitating the remarkable scientific and epidemiological
achievements during the pandemic, but also the challenges of ensuring the swift production and equitable distribution of treatments and vaccines. It concludes by considering the possibilities that the legal and regulatory responses to this pandemic have illuminated for effectively tackling future global health
crises.


ISBN
9780192896742
Pagina's
584
Verschijnt
NUR
820
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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