Legislative responses to COVID-19

Jurisdiction

Webpage / Link

Australia - Commonwealth of Australia https://www.australia.gov.au/
Australia - State and Territory government information https://www.australia.gov.au/#state-and-territory-government-information
Australia - New South Wales https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/information/covid19-legislation
Australia – New South Wales – Information about orders made under Public Health Act 2010, section 7, including exemptions  https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/public-health-orders.aspx
Australia - Northern Territory, Australia - directions made under section 52, Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/chief-health-officer-directions

Australia – Queensland – Directions made under Public Health Act 2005, section 362B -  Australia – Queensland – Directions made under Public Health Act 2005, section 362B

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers
Australia - South Australia - declarations and directions made under Emergency Management Act 2004 and South Australian Public Health Act 2011 https://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/Web/Information/CV19/CV19.aspx
Australia - Victoria - Directions made under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, section 200 https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19
Australia - Western Australia - legislation  https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/aspassed_2020.html
Australia - Western Australia - Declarations and directions under Emergency Management Act 2005 or  Public Health Act 2016 https://www.wa.gov.au/government/document-collections/covid-19-coronavirus-state-of-emergency-declarations
Canada - Federal https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/csj-sjc/covid.html
Canada - all - Canadian Parliamentary Review issue on legislative responses to COVID-19 http://www.revparlcan.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/43n3e_20_printversion.pdf
Cook Islands – Government information   https://covid19.gov.ck/
Hong Kong (SAR of PRC) https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/
Pacific Community updates 

https://www.spc.int/updates/blog/2021/06/covid-19-pacific-community-updates

Pakistan https://courtingthelaw.com/wp-content/uploads/National-Health-Security-Legal-Framework-Courting-The-Law.pdf
Kenya http://kenyalaw.org/kenyalawblog/kenyas-response-to-covid-19/
New Zealand http://www.pco.govt.nz/covid-19-legislation/
South Africa https://sacoronavirus.co.za/
United Kingdom - General http://www.legislation.gov.uk/coronavirus
United Kingdom - HL Select Committee on the Constitution report on COVID-19 and the use and scrutiny of emergency powers https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld5802/ldselect/ldconst/15/15.pdf 
United Kingdom - plus Crown Dependencies, New Zealand, and Bahrain - essays on "Parliaments and the pandemic" https://studyofparliamentgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Parliament...
United Kingdom - General -- Hansard Society - Coronavirus Statutory Instruments dashboard https://www.hansardsociety.org.uk/publications/data/coronavirus-statutory-instruments-dashboard
United Kingdom - Northern Ireland https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/coronavirus
United Kingdom - Scotland https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
United Kingdom - Wales 

https://gov.wales/coronavirus-law

United Kingdom - Guernsey http://www.guernseylegalresources.gg/article/175800/2020
United Kingom - Isle of Man https://covid19.gov.im/
United Kingdom - Jersey https://www.gov.je/Health/Coronavirus/Pages/index.aspx
General list of pandemic-related legislation https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=d75c6657-a3f7-4312-b341-7ba8da835fd8&utm
 

Webinars or presentations

Webpage / Link

BIICL -- Global Legislative Responses to Coronavirus Webinar 30 June 2020 https://www.biicl.org/events/11401/global-legislative-responses-to-coronavirus
IALS and WFD webinar on 10 September 2020 on emergency legislation in response to COVID-19 - link to actual webinar https://ials.sas.ac.uk/digital/videos/alswfd-digital-conference-are-emergency-measures-response-covid-19-threat-democracye
CommSec webinar series - COVID-19 and rule of law issues, 28 July 2020: Webinar 1: COVID-19 impact

On-demand webinar recording: https://thecommonwealth.org/media/event/event-rule-law-webinar-series-one

CommSec webinar series - COVID-19 and rule of law issues, 18 August 2020: Webinar 2: Access to justice

On-demand webinar recording: https://thecommonwealth.org/rule-law-webinar-2-how-has-covid-19-affected-access-justice-commonwealth

CommSec webinar series - COVID-19 and rule of law issues, 15 September 2020: Webinar 3: Online justice

On-demand webinar recording: https://thecommonwealth.org/rule-law-webinar-3-new-age-online-courts-has-covid-19-pandemic-ushered-era-develop-justice-through

CommSec webinar series - COVID-19 and rule of law issues, 29 September 2020: Webinar 4: Cybercrime

On-demand webinar recording: https://thecommonwealth.org/rule-law-webinar-4-covid-19-and-rise-cybercrime-across-commonwealth

CommSec webinar series - COVID-19 and rule of law issues, 20 October 2020: Webinar 5: Legislative approaches and law enforcement On-demand webinar recording: https://thecommonwealth.org/rule-law-webinar-5-legislative-approaches-and-law-enforcement-covid-19-commonwealth
CommSec webinar series - COVID-19 and rule of law issues, 10 November 2020: Webinar 6: Small States On-demand webinar recording: https://thecommonwealth.org/rule-law-webinar-6-promoting-rule-law-commonwealth-small-states-during-covid-19
Singapore Management University School of Law webinar on 10 September 2020 on public law and private law aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic - call for papers by 15 June 2020 https://adminlawblog.org/2020/06/01/conference-announcement-global-public-private-law-approaches-to-the-covid-19-pandemic/

 

Jurivision.CA, "Legal responses to COVID-19: The unsung work of legislative drafters" 

https://jurivision.ca/legal-response-covid-19-legislative-drafters/?lang=en
Lawmaking around the World in the Time of COVID-19 ‒ Webinar 22 October 2020 -- International Conference on Legislation and Law Reform (iLegis) in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law Scholl.

More information here.

On-demand webinar recording: https://youtu.be/G4f1MsxZ8mA