Law & Justice
Resources for Law, Lawyers, Courts, Justice System
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Using technology to enable access to justice at scale. Running a law clinic, community advice center or pro-bono operation requires the support of a greater network. Baobab Connect provides a set of tools to refer and track cases, manage remote teams and measure impact in the pursuit of access to justice.
The University of Cambridge's Faculty of Law has released a Google Drive document created by the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences to help distribute literature about legal and ethical issues facing front-line healthcare professionals COVID-19.
🔗Department of Justice Canada COVID, Government of Canada's latest information on legislative and other measures adopted to protect Canadians in response to the pandemic.
🔗Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) COVID-Liberty Updates, examples and responses to how civil liberties are being affected due to the pandemic.
🔗BC Freedom of Information (BC FIPA) Exception because of COVID-19.
🔗Advice on Procurement During the Emergency
🔗The Federal Legislative Response to Coronavirus
🔗European Union Statement on Processing Personal Data COVID
A list of legislation being proposed, discussed, passed, and rejected that pertains to the U.S. and global community
Don’t Let Panic Force You to Support a Growing Fascist Police State
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Impact on the Justice System
Robert Buckland taking questions on the impact of COVID-19 on the Justice system, prisons, sentencing, and legal aid.
Review of court arrangements due to COVID-19, message from the Lord Chief Justice.
New tech will help keep the criminal justice system moving during COVID-19 pandemic
New video technology is being brought forward to help keep the justice system in the UK moving during the coronavirus pandemic.
How will the justice system withstand the Coronavirus pandemic?
“Fighting the Coronavirus With De-carceration: Policies and Polling” By the Justice Collaborative.
Justice in a time of Coronavirus: Scared jurors, delayed trials, court closures.
In a new age of emergency laws, human rights are more important than ever- A pandemic generates precisely the kind of instability and fear which has historically been used to suppress civil liberties.
Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis
Responding to the Coronavirus crisis and how this does not need to negatively affect democracy.
How to Protect the 2020 Vote from Coronavirus
How to protect the integrity of the 2020 vote.
A Pandemic, an Election, and a Census
An article discussing the various civic issues that are at issue during 2020.
New Hampshire- Information Regarding COVID-19 and March 2020 Municipal Elections
Information Regarding COVID-19 as it related to the March 10, 2020 Municipal Elections.
Call for Public Comment
COVID-19 and administrative justice – a call for blogs, opinions, and news
A call for blogs, opinions, and news, from the UK Administrative Justice Institute
Protecting Communities & Social Justice
Handbook for citizens: Rights and obligations during a state of emergency
The government has declared a state of emergency in the Czech Republic due to the threat to health related to the proven occurrence of the Coronavirus (identified as SARS CoV-2), which has been added to the list of infectious diseases and the deliberate spreading of which shall now be a criminal offence. This presents an overview of how to behave and what is permitted within the state of emergency pursuant to the extraordinary measures in effect.
Ten equity implications of the Coronavirus outbreak in the US
Then equity implications of the Coronavirus outbreak in the US. By National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Medicine and Social Justice- COVID-19 emphasizes the necessity of Medicare for All by Joshua Freeman, M. D.
Collection of resources on Coronavirus and Social Justice
early chapter release: "Rights Based Approaches to Infectious Disease Outbreaks"
Global Detention Project
COVID-19 Global Immigration Detention Platform
Open document crowdsourcing resources and experiences. Maintained by Professor Kim Gallon at Purdue University.
Practices for protecting immigrant communities by the Justice Collaborative.
The Meaning of ‘Public Safety’ in a Time of Coronavirus by Bernan Center for Justice
The Coronavirus Crisis and the Crisis of Poverty
Dr. MarkAlain Dery: The Coronavirus From a Social Justice Perspective
“The Care Economy: Policies and Polling on Mitigating the Effects of Coronavirus” by the Justice Collaborative.
Action and Advocacy
Humanity not cages. Demand for a humane response to outbreak.
Universal Basic Income- The outbreak of COVID-19 reminds us that many people live paycheck-to-paycheck when they shouldn’t have to.
Templates and Samples
Sample Motion for Continuance Due to COVID-19
COVID-19 Emergency Response: Courts by the Justice Collaborative.
COVID-19 Emergency Response: Prosecutors by the Justice Collaborative.
Emergency Responses for Prisons
COVID-19 Emergency Response: State & Federal Prisons by the Justice Collaborative.
COVID-19 Emergency Response: Local Jails by the Justice Collaborative.
Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis by Brennan Center for Justice. Focuses on election security and incarcerations.
Template Request for Release from the Immigration Justice Campaign who are charged
New Laws and Regulations Proposedso
People at risk of spreading Coronavirus could be arrested and detained by police under new laws to be introduced in South Australia.
China Issues New Employment Rules For Dealing with the Coronavirus
China introduces a new law to ban negative content online
Passage of new laws on Monday (Feb 24) banning outright the trade and consumption of wild animals
Ghana lays a new bill in parliament to enforce a ban on public gatherings.
Police and Justice Ministers give updates on COVID-19 regulation.
Mandated GPS-based app to monitor people quarantined at home.
Briefing: Coronavirus Bill, Courts and the Rule of Law
Legal Education Foundation
Mis-reporting of the Coronavirus regulations
Coronavirus Bill: What happens when the crisis is over?
How will life change under a new virus law?
Evening Standard; 3/4/2020, p14, 1p
🇺🇸United States of America
The article discusses COVID-19 has produced legitimate panic as local governments and medical professionals in New York are doing their best to quash the fears of the public and be proactive in their approach. It mentions that New York's governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a law emergency management authorization for the state's Coronavirus response. New York Amsterdam News.
COVID-19 Policy Shifts
COVID-19 Emergency Action Plan Policy Shifts- A list of all policies amended nationally, across states and counties
Concerns about Privacy and State Power in Digital Space
Article by think tank on 'state power in digital space' during the Coronavirus.
Press article on use of government surveillance to fight Coronavirus.
Possibility that Facebook and Google may share smartphone data
Don’t Let Panic Force You to Support a Growing Fascist Police State
Potential Injustices and Exploitation
The cost of secrecy
The Berman Law Group Files Class Action Complaint Against the Chinese Government for Their Alleged Failures to Contain the Coronavirus
COVID-19 lockdown turns Qatar's largest migrant camp into 'virtual prison'
Vulnerable prisoners 'exploited' to make Coronavirus masks and hand gel