Skip to main content
It's About People 2022: Embracing Digital Transformation: For a Sustainable and Ethical Future

Full Program »

Unprecedented Perspectives of Comparative Constitutional Law: Constitutional Court Case Law During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Boldizsár Szentgáli-Tóth
Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies
Hungary

Kinga Kálmán
Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies
Hungary

Evelin Burján
Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies
Hungary

Our research project aims to map out the constitutional implications of the Covid-19 pandemic with a global database from the related constitutional case law. Several scholars have pointed out several legal aspects of the public health emergency during the recent months. Significant contributions have focused on the extra-ordinary restrictions on fundamental rights and also the separation of powers aspects of the crisis. However the comparative analysis of the related constitutional case law is still to be systematized by the literature. The constitutional courts (or supreme courts with constitutional review competencies) have reflected on several aspects of the pandemic. The deeper understanding of this constitutional practice would lead to the reconsideration of several issues even in the theoretical and practical field concerning the scope and the extent of emergencies, the limitations on fundamental rights during these periods, on the separation of powers between the main constitutional actors under extra-ordinary circumstances, and also on the constitutional impact of a global pandemic. However, on several occasions during the recent months, it has been reported that the difficulties as regards the availability of the required information constitute significant obstructive factors for such research projects. Therefore, our research group, comprised of constitutional lawyers and experts with relevant informatics and database-related knowledge, will establish a database from the constitutional court rulings linked to the extra-ordinary public health situation. This data set will serve as a key source for numerous further research projects. The conference would provide us an excellent opportunity to discuss the details of our envisaged project with experts of similar interest.

 

 


Powered by OpenConf®
Copyright ©2002-2021 Zakon Group LLC