Discussant

The last year has testified the challenges federal and non-federal states faced to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic. From the group papers and in a comparative perspective, is it possible to identify similarities and differences in consistently implementing measures in response to the 2020 pandemic crisis?
Moreover, it is important to address the role of the constitutional and supreme courts in order to enhance or establish new features of centralization, decentralization or cooperation. Reflections about the papers also bring the discussion of the judicial interference in shaping the crisis management. The debate will focus on the main issues related to the fight against Covid-19 in the countries and systems presented, especially with regard to constitutional jurisdiction and constitutional interpretation related to the tension between national and subnational levels.