Right restriction or restricting rights? The UK acts to address COVID-19 [Blog post]

Grogan, Joelle ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3666-256X (2020) Right restriction or restricting rights? The UK acts to address COVID-19 [Blog post]. Verfassungsblog - On Matters Constitutional, Berlin, Germany. [Other]

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Abstract

The UK was initially slow to adopt measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic. However on 23 March 2020 and following escalating infection and mortality rates, the government introduced the most restrictive measures on movement in modern UK history. These lockdown measures which introduced sweeping limitation on movement outside the home were introduced through statutory legislation: regulations which were made by the government and not debated nor legislated by Parliament. This paper considers the issues the UK’s legal responses to address the COVID-19 raises in terms of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

Item Type: Other
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
Item ID: 30280
Notes on copyright: SUGGESTED CITATION: Grogan, Joelle: Right Restriction or Restricting Rights? The UK Acts to Address COVID-19, VerfBlog, 2020/4/17, https://verfassungsblog.de/right-restriction-or-restricting-rights-the-uk-acts-to-address-covid-19/.
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Depositing User: Joelle Grogan
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2020 11:32
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 15:21
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/30280

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