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”

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”

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”

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?”

Human Rights and COVID-19 in Parliamentary Inquiries: Reflections on One Year of the Pandemic

As part of the CVRO’s assessment of COVID-19 Review, we have carried out an analysis of COVID-19 related inquiries carried out by parliamentary committees over the last year. A list of all COVID-19 related inquiries carried out so far can be found here. The purpose of the analysis is to track the role of human rights … Continue reading “Human Rights and COVID-19 in Parliamentary Inquiries: Reflections on One Year of the Pandemic”