Uncertainty, administrative decision making and judicial review
Published on 24 June 2022
The role of courts has been rather significant in the COVID-19 pandemic, weakening the theory that the judiciary is not equipped to manage emergencies and contribute to govern crisis management. Although the analysis shows that differences exist across countries, depending on institutional varieties and political contexts, the experience of COVID-19 has shown that, even in times of emergency, courts can adapt, and provide the necessary balance to the power shift towards the executives. Both action and inaction affecting fundamental rights have been scrutinised, with different intensity across countries, to ensure that governments took the necessary measures to contrast the pandemic, taking into account fundamental freedoms and the rule of law.
Source: European Journal of Risk RegulationDownload pdf (737.71 KB)