Case Studies on Federalism in the Time of Covid-19

The presentation will look at different federal legal systems and how they constitute unique case studies of comparative constitutional law during emergencies in general, and pandemics in particular. Selected topics in this matter include: how the multilevel distribution of powers relating to health care and disaster management played a role in shaping responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, and in particular how emergency powers were used by different orders of government. Tentative conclusions will be drawn from the initial results of the multi-phase Lex-Atlas:Covid-19 project.