Making Law in Emergencies: Multinational Comparisons
The Covid-19 pandemic led to experiments not just in how legal systems ‘cope‘ with emergencies, inevitably moving towards executive power, but also in how it creates an enormous amount of law under extreme conditions. Emergency law-making is in some ways a new frontier in the writing about emergencies. In the Lex-Atlas:Covid-19 project, we have found that states have been in prolonged conditions of public health emergencies requiring a steady stream of legal adaptation and innovation ensuring the functioning of most legal systems. This panel explores the comparative insights arising from multiple nations in the Lex-Atlas:Covid-19 project.