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Rule of Law in Times of Health Crises

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law at BIICL has developed a consultancy paper on 'Rule of Law in Times of Health Crises' on behalf of the A4ID Rule of Law Expertise Programme (ROLE UK)  The ROLE UK programme focusses on building long-term partnerships between the UK legal sector and legal actors in developing countries to strengthen the rule of law and facilitate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The aim of the paper is to clarify the link between Rule of Law (ROL) and emergency situations, with a focus on health crises, and to showcase the core importance of the ROL in relation to government responses during and after a crisis. The paper was developed by a group comprised of researchers from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the University of Edinburgh's Global Health Academy.


Dr Julinda Beqiraj, Maurice Wohl Senior Research Fellow in European Law; Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci, Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, BIICL; Nyasha Weinberg, Research Fellow in Rule of Law Measurement

Dr Luciana Brondi,  University of Edinburgh Global Health Academy

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