This contribution considers how adjudicators could determine the end of the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic. Considerable work examines the beginning and existence of pandemics and emergencies. By contrast, when either of these two phenomena end remains underexplored – creating legal uncertainty. This article reviews how pandemics as biological and social events, end, considers how international bodies have approached the end of emergencies, and assesses what this might mean for adjudicators deciding on the end of the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic and related public health emergency.
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Paddeu & Waibel: The Final Act: Exploring the End of Pandemics
Federica Paddeu (Univ. of Cambridge) & Michael Waibel (Univ. of Vienna - Law) have posted The Final Act: Exploring the End of Pandemics (American Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract: