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CVRO and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law Event 14 October 1- 2pm

      Parliamentary Review of the Coronavirus Act 2020: Scrutiny Delayed, or Scrutiny Denied? We are delighted to announce a Webinar in collaboration with the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law on the upcoming six-month review of the Coronavirus Act 2020, taking place on Thursday 14 October 2021, 13.00 – 14.00.  The speakers … Continue reading “CVRO and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law Event 14 October 1- 2pm”

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NEW PUBLICATION: On Parliament’s Marginalisation and the Six-Monthly Reviews of the Coronavirus Act 2020

In advance of the next six-month review of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (due at the end of September), we have just published “Parliament’s One-Year Review of the Coronavirus Act 2020: Another Example of Parliament’s Marginalisation in the Covid-19 Pandemic” in The Political Quarterly. In this paper we consider the last such six-monthly review (i.e. the one-year review) and argue … Continue reading “NEW PUBLICATION: On Parliament’s Marginalisation and the Six-Monthly Reviews of the Coronavirus Act 2020”

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Accountability and the Government’s New Approach to COVID-19

  The last few weeks have seen a comprehensive upheaval of the Government’s approach to COVID-19. In addition to a change in the Secretary of State for Health, there has also been a marked change in tone, which has shifted from imploring individuals to ‘follow the rules’, to emphasising ‘personal responsibility’ while committing to the … Continue reading “Accountability and the Government’s New Approach to COVID-19”

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Good Practice in COVID-19 Review: Lessons from Scotland and Wales

Introduction Research conducted by the CVRO one year on since the pandemic started, suggests that the Westminster Parliament has insufficiently engaged with human rights and equality considerations in respect of the pandemic, whether in PMQs or parliamentary debates. In terms of COVID-19 related committee inquiries, out of 61 inquiries launched since the beginning of the … Continue reading “Good Practice in COVID-19 Review: Lessons from Scotland and Wales”

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Six-Monthly Votes on the Coronavirus Act 2020: A Meaningful Mode of Review?

This post was originally published on the blog of the UK Constitutional Law Association. A year since the Coronavirus Act 2020 received Royal Assent, Parliament will today (25 March 2021) once more debate the Coronavirus Act 2020 and its effects, effectiveness, and continuation. The Coronavirus Act 2020 is a touchpoint in the legal and regulatory response … Continue reading “Six-Monthly Votes on the Coronavirus Act 2020: A Meaningful Mode of Review?”

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