Understanding Legal Responses to Covid-19: Challenges of Authoritarian Systems

The contribution would address two intertwined challenges: that of assessing the factual situation 'on the ground' in systems characterised by the denial of freedom of information, freedom of research and freedom of speech; and the challenges of comparative constitutional analysis a with systems typically characterised by the denial of political and legal accountability, sometimes exacerbated by explicit rejection of the principle of separation of powers.