Constitutional implications of Covid-19

Author Jason Brickhill

ISSN: 2519-7886
Source: The Corporate Report, Volume 10 Issue 1, 2020, p. 33 – 38


Like other modern constitutions, our supreme law serves two main purposes: it guarantees certain human rights and it structures, empowers and limits the state. In this new coronavirus reality, large sections of government have suspended operations, and many of our rights and freedoms have been severely curtailed. If the Constitution has not been cryogenically frozen, how does it apply now? Key ideas: Covid-19; Constitution; national state of disaster; government; judiciary; public participation