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Rule of Law and Good Governance Principles Applicable to Data-Driven Responses to Public Health Emergencies

Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci, Dr Jan van Zyl Smit

This report forms part of the project The Role of Good Governance and the Rule of Law in Building Public Trust in Data-Driven Responses to Public Health Emergencies, a COVID-19 Rapid Response research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (grant AH/V015214/1).

This document seeks to outline a series of Rule of Law and good governance principles that should underpin data-driven responses to public health emergencies and can serve for assessing the legal frameworks that form part of such responses.

From the Citizen Jury deliberations that took place as part of this project, we know that Rule of Law and good governance considerations are relevant to public trust in the measures that have been adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The content of this output reflects an attempt to learn lessons from the on-going pandemic and identify principles applicable to this and any future health emergencies. This document does so by drawing together and building on previous work on the subject, including:

- Work Package 2.1 report for this project: Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci, Rule of Law and Good Governance Principles for National Responses to Public Health Emergencies ('WP 2.1 report').

- A4ID report: The Rule of Law in Times of Health Crises ('A4ID report').

- RECONNECT report: Dr Joelle Grogan and Nyasha Weinberg, Principles to Uphold the Rule of Law and Good Governance in Public Health Emergencies ('RECONNECT report').

- OMDDAC Research Compendium: Data-Driven Responses to COVID-19: Lessons Learned ('OMDDAC report').

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