A co-ordinated international response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the great challenges of the past year, which has seen tensions in each phase of the pandemic from its initial identification to the sharing of scarce supplies of medical equipment and protective clothing, and now vaccines.
This week's open letter from 21 world leaders calling for a new treaty was welcome news. In a comment piece published today, our colleagues Dr Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott and Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci highlight the findings of their research on the international law already applicable to public health emergencies .
In this Week's Update, you will find further news from the research project Richard and Jean-Pierre are participating in, as well as the publication of a major report on racism and anti-terrorist policing in Europe.
Read the full Update here