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Information from the Commission concerning the non-application of certain provisions of Regulation (EU) 2020/698 by the United Kingdom COVID-19 outbreak (Regulation (EU) 2020/698 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 May 2020 laying down specific and temporary measures in view of the COVID-19 outbreak concerning the renewal or extension of certain certificates, licences and authorisations and the postponement of certain periodic checks and periodic training in certain areas of transport legislation OJ C 183I , 3.6.2020

Update from UK Parliament on coronavirus

Coronavirus Act 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2020

Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

Scrutiny of secondary legislation laid to tackle coronavirus pandemic

The Electronic Monitoring (Responsible Persons) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Order 2020

The Criminal Procedure (Amendment No. 2) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020

The Tribunal Procedure (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 2020

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 2020

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Coronavirus) (England) (Amendment) Order 2020

The National Health Service (Performers Lists) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Offender Management Act 2007 (Coronavirus) (Approved Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Prison and Young Offender Institution (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 2020

The Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Amendment Regulations 2020

The Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

The Coronavirus (Retention of Fingerprints and DNA Profiles in the Interests of National Security) Regulations 2020

The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020

Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984

Case Law

Rassegna Giurisprudenza REGNO UNITO e IRLANDA Ottobre 2020 – Gennaio 2021

Covid-19 – Rassegna giurisprudenziale United Kingdom – Updated: 3 October 2020 – England and Wales, by Chiara Graziani

Dolan -v- Secretary of State for Health and Social Care: full textsummary

UK Protection Court 5.5.2020 – Dying surrounded by family is a fundamental right

BP v Surrey County Council & Anor [2020] EWCOP 17 (25 March 2020) – notwithstanding the current art. 15 ECHR

Comments and Papers

Covid-19 and constitutional law in the United Kingdom – Merris Amos

Coronavirus contract law in Scotland by Hector L. MacQueen

Covid-19 and frustration in English law by Hugh Beale y Christian Twigg-Flesner

L’emergenza COVID-19 in Francia e nel Regno Unito: un bilancio comparato, by Valentina Fredianelli


“Coronavirus Contract Law” in Scotland by Hector L MacQueen

COVID-19 and English Contract Law by Hugh Beale & Christian Twigg-Flesner

The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy – July 2020

The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy – April 2020 by Prime Minister

Il Covid-19 e il mito dell’eccezionalismo britannico by DOMENICO CERABONA

Keeping Covid-19 emergency legislation socially distant from ordinary legislation: principles for the structure of emergency legislation by Ronan Cormacain

Dal Coronavirus alla Corona. Emergenza pandemica ed evoluzione costituzionale nel Regno Unito by Alessandro Torre

The U.K. Races to Catch Up on COVID-19 by Duncan Fairgrieve

Will COVID-19 Mark the End of an Egalitarian National Health Service? by Sabrina GERMAIN

The UK COVID-19 Response: A Behavioural Irony? by Anne-Lise SIBONY

No unity in the United Kingdom by Catriona Mullay

Mental health and capacity laws in Northern Ireland and the COVID-19 pandemic: Examining powers, procedures and protections under emergency legislation by Anne-Maree Farrell & Patrick Hann

“It’s about how much we can do, and not how little we can get away with”: Coronavirus related legislative changes for social care in the United Kingdom by Sarah Vicary, Kevin Stone, Pearse McCusker, Gavin Davidson, Tim Spencer-Lane

Il Coronavirus Act 2020 e le misure adottate dal regno unito per affrontare l’emergenza Covid-19 by Giulia Caravale

La justice civile en temps de crise sanitaire; L’exemple de l’Angleterre et pistes de réflexion pour le système français by Michaël Haravon


Le misure di “lockdown”, la libertà di movimento e lo stato di diritto durante la pandemia di CoViD-19 in Inghilterra by Riccardo Labianco

O direito como experiência. Dos “coronation cases” aos “coronavírus cases” by Nelson Rosenvald

Right Restriction or Restricting Rights? The UK Acts to Address COVID-19 by Joelle Grogan

Stato d’emergenza, sovereignty of Parliament e le sue sfide Riflessioni brevi sulle implicazioni costituzionali del CoVid-19 nel Regno Unito by Luca Dell’Atti

Parliament’s role in the coronavirus crisis. Holding the government to account by Alice Lilly, Hannah White

Coronavirus and Social Security Entitlement in the UK by Neville Harris, Ciara Fitzpatrick, Jed Meers, Mark Simpson

COVID-19 regulations on religious freedom in the United Kingdom and the response of the Catholic Church in England and Wales – Olir by David Garciandía Igal

Measures in England relating to the Covid-19 crisis with an impact on private law by Eva Lein

-Coronavirus Act 2020: il ruolo del Parlamento di fronte all’emergenza sanitaria by Cosimo Serpolla

La réponse législative du Royaume-Uni à la crise sanitaire by Aurélien Antoine

A four-nation exit strategy How the UK and devolved governments should approach coronavirus by Akash Paun, Jess Sargeant and Alex Nice

COVID-19 and Labour Law: United Kingdom by Tonia Novitz

Lifting lockdown. How to approach a coronavirus exit strategy

Bailout for business after coronavirus

The criminal justice system. How government reforms and coronavirus will affect policing, courts and prisons

UK – Comparative Covid Law – Video scheda di Claudio Martinelli

The United Kingdom‘s Coronavirus Act, Deprivations of Liberty, and The Right to Liberty and Security of the Person by Jonathan Pugh

Protecting consumers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: update on the work of the CMA’s Taskforce

Products in a Pandemic: Liability for Medical Products and the Fight against Covid-19 by Duncan Fairgrieve, Peter Feldschreiber, Geraint Howells & Marcus Pilgerstorfer QC

Helicopter Money: Could the government force the Bank of England to print money? by Alex Schymyck

Emergency Legislation and Sunset Clauses by Sean Molloy

Legislating in Times of Crisis: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme di Alan Bogg and Michael Ford (part 1part 2)

The legal rights of healthcare workers to personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic di James Robottom

Is Gagging NHS Workers Lawful? Coronavirus and Freedom of Speech di George Letsas & Virginia Mantouvalou

Right Restriction or Restricting Rights? The UK Acts to Address COVID-19 di Joelle Grogan

Cremation under coronavirus restrictions di David Pocklington

Parliament’s role in the coronavirus crisis di Raphael Hogarth

A tale of two crises – Will COVID-19 force the UK Government to extend the transition period? di Jonh Bell

Speaker’s House – Houseof Commons London SW1A 0AA

House of Commons takes historic first step towards virtual proceedings

The UK Covid-19 Response: A Behavioural Irony? di Anne-Lise Sibony

Being a Judge in Times of Pandemic di José Igreja Matos

A Domestic Court’s Attempt to Derogate from the ECHR on behalf of the United Kingdom: the implications of Covid-19 on judicial decision-making in the United Kingdom di Stevie Martin

Why did government not use the Civil Contingencies Act? di Andrew Blick & Clive Walker

I diritti fondamentali alla prova del coronavirus. Perché è necessaria una legge sulla quarantena di Gian Luigi Gatta

Will inflation make a comeback after the crisis ends? di David Miles & Andrew Scott

The Guardian view on parliament in lockdown: time for a virtual recall di The Guardian