COVID-19 and Beyond: legal and constitutional dimensions
This project is a collaboration between law scholars throughout New Zealand. The materials here form a repository of resources available to the law community.
This community library and repository of resources hosts scholarship, analysis and commentary on the legal and constitutional implications (broadly conceived) of the COVID-19 emergency and the New Zealand government’s response, and on policy and law reforms in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally in the post-COVID era.
- Scholarship, analysis and comments on New Zealand developments
- Public law
(lockdown and alert level framework; democracy and rule-of-law; government decision-making; human rights (generally); disaster law)
- Justice system
(criminal and civil legal systems; criminal justice; policing; prisons)
- Te Tiriti and Te Ao Māori
(rangatiratanga, Treaty partnership, Māori leadership, rights)
- Community welfare and wellbeing
(public health; housing; employment; welfare; family violence; immigration; refugees education; human rights (socio-economic))
- Technology and privacy
(data security; contact tracing; privacy; algorithmic decisions-making; state security)
- International law
(trade and investment law; public international law; Pacific; immigration; refugees; private international law; intellectual property)
(resource management; environment; climate change)
- Private law
(banking; finance; insurance; insolvency; bankruptcy; liability; class actions)
- Public law
From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, legal scholars across New Zealand’s universities have stepped up to perform our responsibilities as public intellectuals and our role of critic and conscience of society. This repository brings that work together in a comprehensive and easily accessible form, to provide greater visibility for that work and to stimulate ongoing analysis and debate about lessons learned and appropriate responses to new challenges and changed circumstances.
The repository is not soliciting original material; rather it is a community library designed to capture on an ongoing basis the important contributions that have been published elsewhere. We hope this resource will be useful to policy-makers, media and researchers in many disciplines, as well as legal academics.
For legal scholars, in particular, we anticipate that ready access to this material in a rapidly moving legal context will stimulate responses to each other’s work and move these discussions forward across a wide range of legal topics and forums.
Project members and supporters
This community library and repository of resources is a collaborative project involving scholars from law faculties and research centres from across New Zealand universities, including:
It is also supported from research centres from those universities: