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🔗https://ukaji.org/2020/03/24/covid-19-and-administrative-justice-a-call-for-blogs-opinions-and-news/

🔗https://twitter.com/HansardSociety/status/1246797668376023041?s=20

🔗https://www.cigionline.org/articles/coronavirus-digital-governance-emergency-international-concern
Article by think tank on 'state power in digital space' during the Coronavirus.

🔗https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-surveillance-used-by-governments-to-fight-pandemic-privacy-concerns.html
Press article on use of government surveillance to fight Coronavirus.

🔗https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/19/facebook-google-could-share-smartphone-data-to-fight-coronavirus.html
Press article on Facebook and Google talking to government about sharing smartphone data to fight Coronavirus.

🌏🔗https://remotecourts.org/
Remote access for family court

🇬🇧🔗https://freedomnews.org.uk/legal-people-are-being-criminalised-for-coronavirus-offences-that-dont-exist/
Legal: People are being criminalised for coronavirus offences that don’t exist.


See also: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/democracy

Impact on the Justice Systems 

🇬🇧🔗https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/05ee6d57-2951-4aa6-853c-fa4ab9b4142b  
Robert Buckland taking questions on the impact of COVID-19 on the Justice system, prisons, sentencing and legal aid.
Tuesday 24th March @ 15:00

🇬🇧🔗https://www.judiciary.uk/announcements/review-of-court-arrangements-due-to-covid-19-message-from-the-lord-chief-justice/
Review of court arrangements due to COVID-19, message from the Lord Chief Justice

🇬🇧🔗https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/how-will-the-justice-system-withstand-the-coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-outbreak-courts-democracy-law
How will the justice system withstand the coronavirus pandemic?

🇺🇸🔗https://thejusticecollaborative.com/2020/03/new-report-poll-jail-prison-coronavirus/
“Fighting the Coronavirus With De-carceration: Policies and Polling” By the Justice Collaborative.

🇺🇸🔗https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-13/coronavirus-impact-mostly-business-as-usual-in-californias-courts
Justice in a time of coronavirus: Scared jurors, delayed trials, court closures

Protecting Democracy

See also: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/democracy


🌏🔗https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2020/03/emergency-laws-human-rights-pandemic-coronavirus
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. 

Recommendations

🇺🇸🔗https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/defend-our-elections/election-security/responding-coronavirus-crisis
Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis by Brennan Center for Justice. Focuses on election security and incarcerations.

🇺🇸🔗https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/policy-solutions/how-protect-2020-vote-coronavirus
How to Protect the 2020 Vote from the Coronavirus by Brennan Center for Justice.

🇺🇸🔗https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/pandemic-election-and-census
A Pandemic, an Election, and a Census by Brennan Center for Justice.

🇺🇸🔗https://hoodcommunist.org/2020/03/19/dont-let-panic-force-you-to-support-a-growing-fascist-police-state/
Don’t Let Panic Force You to Support a Growing Fascist Police State

Institutional Responses

🇺🇸🔗https://www.doj.nh.gov/news/2020/20200309-covid-19-municipal-elections.htm
New Hampshire- Information Regarding COVID-19 and March 10, 2020 Municipal Elections

Protecting Communities & Social Justice

🇺🇸🔗https://live-naacp-site.pantheonsite.io/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Ten-Equity-Considerations-of-the-Coronavirus-COVID-19-Outbreak-in-the-United-States-FINAL.pdf
Then equity implications of the coronavirus outbreak in the US. By National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

🇺🇸🔗https://medicinesocialjustice.blogspot.com/2020/03/covid-19-emphasizes-necessity-of.html
Medicine and Social Justice- COVID-19 emphasizes the necessity of Medicare for All by Joshua Freeman, M. D.

🇺🇸🔗https://guides.library.pdx.edu/c.php?g=1010818&p=7322878
tCollection of resources on Coronavirus and Social Justice

🔗https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3560669
early chapter release: "Rights Based Approaches to Infectious Disease Outbreaks" 

🔗https://www.newamerica.org/indianapolis/blog/covid-and-black-community-communication-times-crisis/
Social justice

Recommendations

🇺🇸https://thejusticecollaborative.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/FACT-SHEET-PRACTICES-FOR-PROTECTING-IMMIGRANT-COMMUNITIES.pdf
Practices for protecting immigrant communities by the Justice Collaborative.

🇺🇸🔗https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/meaning-public-safety-time-coronavirus
The Meaning of ‘Public Safety’ in a Time of Coronavirus by Bernan Center for Justice

🇺🇸🔗https://kairoscenter.org/coronavirus-crisis-of-poverty/
The Coronavirus Crisis and the Crisis of Poverty

🇺🇸🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfZ3sarnRDQ
Dr. MarkAlain Dery: The Coronavirus From a Social Justice Perspective

🇺🇸🔗https://thejusticecollaborative.com/2020/03/new-report-poll-paid-family-sick-leave-free-access-coronavirus-response/
“The Care Economy: Policies and Polling on Mitigating the Effects of Coronavirus” by the Justice Collaborative.

Institutional Responses

Law Enforcement

🌎🔗https://globalinitiative.net/covidcrimewatch-n1/
Global crime watch

Recommendations

🇬🇧🔗https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reducing-detention-police-custody-time-radical-solutions-gibbs/
Reducing detention in police custody – time for radical solutions

🇺🇸https://thejusticecollaborative.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/TJC-Fact-Sheet-Law-Enforcement.pdf
Practices for law enforcement by the Justice Collaborative.

🔗https://policyexchange.org.uk/publication/policing-a-pandemic/
Policing the pandemic- The challenges of maintaining law and order during the Coronavirus response

Emergency responses//////
🇺🇸🔗https://thejusticecollaborative.com/covid19/emergency-response-law-enforcement/
COVID-19 Emergency Response: Law Enforcement by the Justice Collaborative.

Statement from Police Accountability Project (Australia)
http://www.policeaccountability.org.au/policing/policing-the-pandemic/

Institutional Responses

🇰🇪🔗https://twitter.com/DrMercyKorir/status/1243601322303262720
Kenyan police enforcing the Coronavirus curfew with force- unconfirmed

🇰🇪🔗https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/status/1245999503083286528
Kenyan police- unconfirmed

🇬🇧🔗https://www.thejusticegap.com/home-office-urged-to-suspend-hostile-environment-in-response-to-coronavirus/
Home Office urged to suspend ‘hostile environment’ in response to coronavirus

🇬🇧🖼Guidance for UK police enforcing lockdown


🇺🇸🔗https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/groups-release-immigrant-detainees-high-coronavirus-risk-69514557
Several Democratic U.S. senators, including Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California have also asked the Department of Homeland Security to make clear that it will not conduct immigration enforcement operations in or around hospitals or medical clinics

🇺🇸🔗https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/us-attorney-and-attorney-general-district-columbia-announce-covid-19-scam-prevention
[email protected]
202-252-7022
U.S. Attorney and Attorney General for the District of Columbia Announce COVID-19 Scam Prevention Measures launching a COVID-19 Pandemic Fraud Hotline, and through which citizens can report suspected scams related to the pandemic. 

🇬🇧🔗https://twitter.com/netpol/status/1242191833201065986?fbclid=IwAR0erghWoeD9H6rpt0265onZJ2_5caxLcnhfCLTlCcSyQNcRl1eNil-QqtU
Netpol encourages reports via email of disproportionate or discriminatory use of the new police powers. 

Courts

🇸🇬🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKDx098WLPA
Singapore could be headed fir 3-digital rise in new cases due to COVID-19

🇬🇧🔗https://www.thejusticegap.com/covid-19-and-the-threat-to-a-fair-trial/
Covid-19 and the threat to a Fair Trial

🔗https://pravo.org.ua/en/news/20874310-how-covid-19-forces-courts-to-operate-creatively-under-new-circumstances
How COVID-19 Forces Courts to Operate Creatively Under New Circumstances

🔗https://www.supremecourt.uk/watch/uksc-2019-0057/judgment.html
UK Supreme Court handed down the first of several ‘virtual’ judgments on 25 March

Recommendations

🇺🇸🔗https://thejusticecollaborative.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/FACT-SHEET-PRACTICES-FOR-PROSECUTORS.pdf
Practices for prosecutors by the Justice Collaborative.

🇺🇸🔗https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/courts-responses-covid-19-crisis
Courts’ Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis by Brennan Center for Justice.

🇺🇸🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfun0veUVyw
COVID-19 and urgent criminal justice policy change. By Robert F. Gruler II, Criminal Defense Lawyer

Institutional Responses

🇯🇲🔗https://jis.gov.jm/ministry-of-justice-implements-covid-19-precautionary-measures/
Jamaica- Ministry Of Justice Implements COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

🇰🇪🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub_XS86Uo9A
Kenya suspends hearings and mentions of civil cases

🇬🇧🔗https://www.judiciary.uk/announcements/review-of-court-arrangements-due-to-covid-19-message-from-the-lord-chief-justice/
Review of court arrangements due to COVID-19, message from the Lord Chief Justice

🇬🇧🔗https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-courts-and-tribunals-planning-and-preparation 
UK’s Main info - Courts and Tribunals 

🇬🇧🔗https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hmcts-daily-operational-summary-on-courts-and-tribunals-during-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak#hmcts-operational-summary-30-march-2020
UK Courts going digital

🇬🇧🔗https://www.freemovement.org.uk/remote-hearings-in-the-immigration-tribunal-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/
Remote hearings in the UK courts

🇺🇸🔗https://www.thejusticegap.com/executive-release-covid-19-and-parole/
USA’s Executive release, COVID-19 and parole

🇺🇸🔗https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/coronavirus-upends-justice-system-states-close-courts-halt-trials-n1160961
Coronavirus upends justice system as states close courts and halt trials

🇺🇸🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-I68PhAW1M
Las Vegas Justice Court issues COVID-19 procedure

🇺🇬🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YIF_JcSXsY
Uganda suspends court hearings and appearances

Prisons

🇺🇸🔗https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/7/21167807/coronavirus-prison-jail-health-outbreak-covid-19-flu-soap
Prisons and jails are vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks

🇺🇸🔗https://www.forbes.com/sites/morgansimon/2020/03/17/want-to-slow-covid-19-legalize-marijuana-and-release-inmates/#667962e17cc0
COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidelines Are Incompatible With Overpopulated U.S. Prisons

🇺🇸🔗https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/11/coronavirus-outbreak-us-immigration-centers
Coronavirus inevitable in prison-like US immigration centers, doctors say

🇺🇸🔗https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020/03/06/when-purell-is-contraband-how-do-you-contain-coronavirus
Handwashing and sanitizers may make people on the outside safer. But in prison it can be impossible to follow public health advice.

Recommendations

🇺🇸🔗https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/how-coronavirus-could-affect-us-jails-and-prisons
How Coronavirus Could Affect U.S. Jails and Prisons By Brennan Center for Justice.

🇺🇸https://thejusticecollaborative.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/TJCVulnerabilityofPrisonsandJailstoCOVID19Explainer.pdf
Explainer: Prisons and Jails are Particularly Vulnerable to COVID-19 Outbreaks by the Justice Collaborative.

🇺🇸https://thejusticecollaborative.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/TJC-Decarceral-Guidelines-Sheet.pdf
Decarceral Guidelines- These guidelines are intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 both within jails and prisons and the communities where they are located by providing mechanisms for release and stopping the flow of new admissions to either facility. By the Justice Collaborative.

🇺🇸https://thejusticecollaborative.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/TJC_CoronavirusDefenseCourts_Onesheet_02.pdf
How Practitioners Can Address COVID-19 in Asking for Release By the Justice Collaborative.

🇬🇧🔗https://reform.uk/research/reducing-prison-population-extending-home-detention-curfew-and-scrapping-short-sentences
REDUCING THE PRISON POPULATION: EXTENDING HOME DETENTION CURFEW AND SCRAPPING SHORT SENTENCES

🇬🇧🔗https://reform.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Reform%20perspectives%20-%20reducing%20the%20prison%20population_0.pdf
In the context of the present COVID-19 threat, the challenges facing the prison estate pose new and unprecedented problems.The Government must look at the steps they can immediately take to reduce the prison population without compromising public safety.  By Aidan Shilson-Thomas #reformjustice 

🇺🇸🔗https://youtu.be/ZQ7CMKwB-Ng
National Emergency Webinar on COVID-19 and Criminal Legal and Immigrant Detention System- Experts talk about the potential interventions for mitigating the harm of coronavirus spread on those impacted by the criminal legal and immigration detention systems

🇺🇸🔗https://thejusticecollaborative.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/TJC-Fact-Sheet-COVID19-Practices-for-Jails-and-Prisons.pdf
Practices for jails and prisons factsheet by the Justice Collaborative.

🇺🇸🔗https://thejusticecollaborative.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/TJC-Fact-Sheet-Jails-and-Prisons.pdf
Practices to avoid in jails and prisons by the Justice Collaborative

🇺🇸🔗https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e1f966c45f53f254011b45a/t/5e6a7163013d6607f4829b92/1584034147254/NBFN+COVID-19+Response.pdfhttps://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e1f966c45f53f254011b45a/t/5e6a7163013d6607f4829b92/1584034147254/NBFN+COVID-19+Response.pdf
Recommendations from The National Bail Fund Network working to free people from the criminal legal and immigration detention systems during the COVID-19 crisis.

🇺🇸🔗https://www.prisonpolicy.org/blog/2020/03/06/pandemic/
No need to wait for pandemics: The public health case for criminal justice reform by Prison Policy Initiative.

🇺🇸🔗https://medium.com/@JustSolutions/covid-19-and-justice-c7c7ab127e3a
COVID-19 and Justice

🇺🇸🔗https://www.aclum.org/en/news/aclu-massachusetts-issues-covid-19-response-recommendations?ms_aff=MA&initms_aff=MA&ms_chan=tw&initms_chan=tw
The ACLU of Massachusetts Recommendations

Demands

🇫🇷🔗https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-18/france-urged-to-free-prisoners-to-thwart-virus-in-crowded-jails
France urged to released inmates.

🇮🇹🔗https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/italy-release-inmates-fight-coronavirus-prison-rights-group-12553514
Italy urged to release inmates

🇺🇸🔗http://sfpublicdefender.org/news/2020/03/public-defender-seeks-immediate-release-for-people-in-jail-with-short-sentences-and-heightened-risk-of-coronavirus/
San Francisco- Public Defender Seeks Immediate Release for People in Jail with Short Sentences and Heightened Risk of Coronavirus

🇺🇸🔗https://www.nashvillescene.com/news/pith-in-the-wind/article/21121800/nashville-public-defender-release-vulnerable-defendants-without-bail
Nashville, Nashville Public Defender: Release Vulnerable Defendants Without Bail

🇺🇸🔗https://thelensnola.org/2020/03/12/public-defenders-request-the-release-of-all-non-violent-offenders-in-jail-due-to-coronavirus/
Orlens Parish, Public defenders request the release of all non-violent offenders in jail due to coronavirus

🇺🇸🔗https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/groups-release-immigrant-detainees-high-coronavirus-risk-69514557
Seattle- Groups: Release immigrant detainees at high coronavirus risk

🇺🇸🔗https://transformativespaces.org/2020/03/04/demands-from-grassroots-organizers-concerning-covid-19/
Demands from Grassroots Organizers Concerning COVID-19 by Transformatives Spaces

🇺🇸🔗https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_fxXxfvaI0_SM-T6G9h81BwzRY3yu4Hn/view
ACLA- Release of incarcerated people, court operations and limiting arrests during the outbreak

🇺🇸🔗https://theappeal.org/indiana-advocates-call-on-governor-to-release-elderly-and-infirm-prisoners-as-coronavirus-spreads/
Indiana- Call to release elderly and infirm prisoners

🇺🇸🔗https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/12/21177045/coronavirus-covid-19-prisons-illinois-pritzker-clemency-italy-iran
Chicago- Call to release elderly and infirm prisoners. There are nearly 7,800 incarcerated people in state prisons age 50 or older. Advocates say many, if not most, of them could be safely released to the public.

🇺🇸🔗https://thejusticecollaborative.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Letter-to-Governor-Newsom_CDCR_COVID_19-1.pdf
California-  Call to release elderly and infirm prisoners

🇺🇸🔗https://legalaidnyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-Response-Plan-Letter-0309.pdf
New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) has called on ICE to release detainees to control the spread of COVID-19

🇺🇸🔗https://www.aclusocal.org/en/aclu-hrw-letter-adelanto-re-covid-19
California- We are writing to urge you to immediately develop evidence-based and proactive plans for the prevention and management of COVID-19 at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center. 

Institutional Responses

The source for many of the news items from Prison Studies Org.

🇦🇫Afghanistan

🇦🇫🔗https://www.democracynow.org/2020/3/31/headlines/afghanistan_releases_hundreds_of_prisoners_to_limit_coronavirus_outbreaks
Afghanistan Releases Hundreds of Prisoners to Limit Coronavirus Outbreaks


🇧🇪Belgium

🇧🇪🔗https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/belgium-all-news/101432/coronavirus-some-prison-sentences-may-be-postponed/
Sentences to be postponed.

🇧🇿Belize

🇧🇿🔗https://www.breakingbelizenews.com/2020/03/18/prison-disallows-visits-as-of-saturday-in-preparation-for-covid-19/
Visitors disallowed 

🇻🇬British Virgin Islands

🇻🇬🔗https://bvinews.com/govt-restricts-visits-to-prison-and-residential-establishments/
Restricts visits to prisons

🇨🇦Canada

🇨🇦🔗https://globalnews.ca/news/6703990/convicts-serving-intermittent-sentences-granted-leave-from-prison-during-covid-19/
Convicts serving intermittent sentences to be released

🇨🇦🔗https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/03/14/jails-and-prisons-ban-visitors-allow-weekend-inmates-to-stay-home-as-coronavirus-fears-grow.html
Ban visitors and allow weekend inmates to stay home

🇰🇾Cayman Islands

🇰🇾🔗https://www.caymancompass.com/2020/03/19/prison-visits-suspended/
Cayman Islands suspends prison visits. 19 March 2020.

🇧🇭Bahrain

🇧🇭🔗https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/03/bahrain-pardon-prisoners-coronavirus-formula-one.html
Bahrain to pardon hundreds of prisoners

🇮🇷Iran

🇮🇷🔗https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-51723398
Coronavirus: Iran temporarily frees 54,000 prisoners to combat spread

🇮🇷🔗https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-iran-frees-85-000-prisoners-to-combat-spread-of-covid-19-11958783
Iran to release 85,000 prisoners

🇮🇱Israel

🇮🇱🔗https://www.timesofisrael.com/prisons-locked-down-over-coronavirus-fears/
Prison lock down

🇮🇪Ireland

🇮🇪🔗https://www.longfordleader.ie/news/national/525710/irish-prisons-seek-to-release-200-prisoners-in-response-to-coronavirus-recommendations.html
Ireland to release 200 prisoners

🇬🇾Guyana

🇬🇾🔗https://www.stabroeknews.com/2020/03/17/news/guyana/prison-service-to-curb-visits-as-part-of-covid-19-response/
Curb visits

🇱🇺Luxembourg

🇱🇺🔗https://today.rtl.lu/news/luxembourg/a/1483295.html
Reduces visits to minimum

🇲🇻Maldives

🇲🇻🔗https://avas.mv/en/79630
Deep clean of prisons

🇲🇹Malta

🇲🇹🔗https://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/court_and_police/101105/corradino_prison_takes_early_covid19_steps_to_protect_inmates#.XnS4coj7TIU
New steps to protect inmates

🇲🇦Morocco

🇲🇦🔗https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2020/03/296631/covid-19-new-preventive-measures-for-moroccan-prisons/
New preventative measures in prisons

🇳🇵Nepal

🇳🇵🔗https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/convicts-sentenced-to-less-than-year-to-be-freed-on-bail-or-without-bail/
Prisons with less than a year go free.

🇵🇭Philippines

🇵🇭🔗https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1096991
Ramps up efforts to protect inmates

🇿🇦South Africa

🇿🇦🔗https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/prisons-undergo-deep-cleaning-limit-coronavirus/
Prisons to be deep cleaned in South Africa

🇹🇭Thailand

🇹🇭🔗https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1881255/all-prisons-closed-to-visitors-march-18-31
Prisons closed to visitors

🇹🇹Trinidad

🇹🇹🔗https://trinidadexpress.com/newsextra/prisons-lock-down-over-covid/article_8ec5c80a-679e-11ea-941d-cfd28e6c7b02.html
Prison lock down

🇹🇷Turkey

🇹🇷🔗http://bianet.org/english/health/221429-prison-visits-court-hearings-suspended-over-coronavirus
Prison visits and court hearings suspended

🇬🇧United Kingdom

🇬🇧🔗https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-and-prisons
Main info - Prisons

🇬🇧🔗http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/29434
Reassurance from HMIP 

🇬🇧🔗https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/03/15/low-risk-inmates-could-released-temporarily-ease-pressure-coronavirus/
Low risk prisoners might be released

🇬🇧🔗https://twitter.com/DannyShawBBC/status/1245046448623964160
The Ministry of Justice is releasing 35 pregnant prisoners and 34 women in mother and baby units from jails in England and Wales due to the outbreak

🇺🇸🔗https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/14/health/prisons-coronavirus-visitations-banned/index.html
Federal and most state prisons banning visitors

🇺🇸United States of America

🇺🇸🔗https://www.bop.gov/resources/news/20200313_covid-19.jsp
Federal Bureau of Prisons COVID-19 Action Plan

🇺🇸🔗https://worthrises.org/pressreleases/coronavirusdemands
https://gothamist.com/news/where-hand-sanitizer-contraband-are-ny-prisons-ready-coronavirus
NEW YORK, NY – On Monday, national headlines picked up New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s outrageous plan to use prison labor to mass produce hand sanitizer to combat the spread of coronavirus for $0.26 per hour. Worth Rises urges elected officials to protect incarcerated people from harm and exploitation.

🇺🇸🔗https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51947802
Jains begin releasing prisoner. 19 March 2020

🇺🇬Uganda

🇺🇬🔗https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Uganda-Prisons-Service-suspends-inmates-Orik-Mapenduzi/688334-5497640-13vdonwz/index.html
Suspends visits to inmates

Victims and Witnesses Services

Institutional Responses

🇬🇧🔗https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-victim-and-witness-services
Main info - Victim and Witness services 

Legal Aid

Institutional Responses

🇬🇧🔗https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-legal-aid-agency-contingency-response
This page provides advice and guidance for legal aid providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

https://asauk.org.uk/preparing-for-the-unexpected-helping-the-advice-sector-respond-to-a-local-emergency/

Action and Advocacy

Campaigns

🇺🇸🔗https://humaneoutbreakresponse.org/
Humanity not cages. Demand for a humane response to outbreak.

Petitions

🇺🇸🔗https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/UBI/?t=3&akid=41650%2E4539304%2EDaJrpC
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

🇺🇸🔗https://www.aila.org/infonet/sample-motion-continuance-covid19
Sample Motion for Continuance Due to COVID-19

🇺🇸🔗https://thejusticecollaborative.com/covid19/emergency-response-courts/
COVID-19 Emergency Response: Courts by the Justice Collaborative.

🇺🇸🔗https://thejusticecollaborative.com/covid19/emergency-response-prosecutors/
COVID-19 Emergency Response: Prosecutors by the Justice Collaborative.

Emergency Responses for Prisons

🇺🇸🔗https://thejusticecollaborative.com/covid19/emergency-response-prisons/
COVID-19 Emergency Response: State & Federal Prisons by the Justice Collaborative.

🇺🇸🔗https://thejusticecollaborative.com/covid19/emergency-response-jails/
COVID-19 Emergency Response: Local Jails by the Justice Collaborative.

🇺🇸🔗https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/defend-our-elections/election-security/responding-coronavirus-crisis
Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis by Brennan Center for Justice. Focuses on election security and incarcerations.

🇺🇸🔗https://www.aila.org/File/Related/20030201q.docx

🇺🇸🔗https://www.aila.org/File/Related/20030201r.docx
Template Request for Release from the Immigration Justice Campaign who are  charged

Law Firms Planning Resources

🇺🇸🔗https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/legal-professionals-positioned-to-successfully-navigate-coronavirus-covid-19-legal-issues-thanks-to-resources-from-bloomberg-law-301018508.html
Legal Professionals Positioned To Successfully Navigate Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legal Issues Thanks To Resources From Bloomberg Law

🇺🇸🔗https://www.aila.org/practice/management/risk-management/seven-steps-immigration-law-firms-should-take
Seven Steps Immigration Law Firms Should Take Immediately – March 20, 2020

🇺🇸🔗https://www.aila.org/practice/management/tips/2020/how-the-new-emergency-coronavirus-law-may-impact
How the New Emergency Coronavirus Law May Impact Your Immigration Practice – March 19, 2020

🇺🇸🔗https://thinkimmigration.org/blog/2020/03/16/business-continuity-planning-immigration-law-practice-in-the-era-of-covid-19/
Think Immigration: Business Continuity Planning: Immigration Law Practice in the Era of COVID-19 – March 16, 2020

🇺🇸🔗https://www.aila.org/practice/management/risk-management/guiding-law-firm-through-crisis
Navigating Rough Waters: Guiding Your Law Firm Through Times of Crisis - March 16, 2020

🇺🇸🔗https://www.aila.org/practice/management/tips/2020/fifteen-tips-videoconferencing
Fifteen Tips to Make You Always Ready for Videoconferencing Just in Time for COVID-19 – March 12, 2020

🇺🇸🔗https://www.aila.org/practice/management/risk-management/pandemic-proof-your-immigration-practice
Pandemic-Proof Your Immigration Practice – March 12, 2020

🇺🇸🔗http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leap-announces-fully-remote-purchase-installation--training-of-cloud-software-for-law-firms-to-combat-covid-19-301022947.html
LEAP Announces Fully Remote Purchase, Installation, & Training of Cloud Software for Law Firms to Combat COVID-19

New Laws and Regulations Proposed

See also:
https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/government
https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/democracy


🇦🇺Australia

🇦🇺🔗https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/new-laws-in-south-australia-could-see-potential-coronavirus-spreaders-arrested
🇦🇺🔗https://au.news.yahoo.com/sa-laws-tackle-covid-19-030808974--spt.html
People at risk of spreading coronavirus could be arrested and detained by police under new laws to be introduced in South Australia.

🇨🇳China

🇨🇳🔗https://www.chinalawblog.com/2020/01/breaking-news-china-issues-new-employment-rules-for-dealing-with-the-coronavirus.html
China Issues New Employment Rules For Dealing with the Coronavirus
🇨🇳🔗https://yen.com.gh/149051-coronavirus-china-introduces-law-stop-online-spread-negative-news.html
🇨🇳🔗https://www.businessinsider.in/politics/news/china-introduced-a-sweeping-new-law-that-bans-people-from-posting-all-negative-content-online-and-it-could-be-used-to-suppress-news-of-the-coronavirus/articleshow/74443474.cms
China introduces a new law to ban negative content online 

🇨🇳🔗https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/can-coronavirus-outbreak-change-chinas-wildlife-trade
Passage of new laws on Monday (Feb 24) banning outright the trade and consumption of wild animals

🇬🇭Ghana

🇬🇭🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g8kvsypcMU
Ghana lays a new bill in parliament to enforce a ban on public gatherings.

🇿🇦South Africa

🇿🇦🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrpL2XXl5VY
Police and Justice Ministers give updates on COVID-19 regulation.

🇰🇷South Korea

🇰🇷🔗https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-04-20-intl-hnk/h_878ccdcbf1c36b0a299cbf9b784a36e5
Mandated GPS-based app to monitor people quarantined at home.

🇬🇧United Kingdom

🇬🇧🔗https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/58-01/0122/20122.pdf
Coronavirus Bill 

🇬🇧🔗https://t.co/lr2yVcHF84?amp=1
Briefing: Coronavirus Bill, Courts and the Rule of Law 

Reactions
🇬🇧🔗https://www.thejusticegap.com/coronavirus-bill-what-happens-when-the-crisis-is-over/
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

🇺🇸🔗http://content.ebscohost.com/ContentServer.asp?EbscoContent=dGJyMMTo50SeqK44y9fwOLCmsEieqK5Ssq64Sa%2BWxWXS&ContentCustomer=dGJyMPGvrkiwqLFKuePfgeyx43zx1d%2BI5wAA&T=P&P=AN&S=R&D=a9h&K=142243802
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.

Recommendations
🇺🇸🔗https://thejusticecollaborative.com/covid-19-policy-shifts/
COVID-19 Emergency Action Plan Policy Shifts- A list of all policies amended nationally, across states and counties

Potential Injustices and Exploitation

🇨🇳🔗https://science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6481/959.summary
The cost of secrecy 

🇨🇳🔗https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20200316/NEWS06/912333549/Boca-Raton-Florida-law-firm-Berman-Law-Group-sues-China-over-coronavirus-COVID-1
The Berman Law Group Files Class Action Complaint Against the Chinese Government for Their Alleged Failures to Contain the Coronavirus

🇶🇦🔗https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/mar/20/covid-19-lockdown-turns-qatars-largest-migrant-camp-into-virtual-prison
Covid-19 lockdown turns Qatar's largest migrant camp into 'virtual prison'
 
🇺🇸🔗https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/mar/12/vulnerable-prisoners-exploited-to-make-coronavirus-masks-and-hand-gel
Vulnerable prisoners 'exploited' to make coronavirus masks and hand gel
 
🇬🇷🔗https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/mar/11/lesbos-coronavirus-case-sparks-fears-for-refugee-camp-moria
Lesbos coronavirus case sparks fears for refugee camp. Wave of anti-migrant violence has left refugees without food and medical care – and more vulnerable to disease than ever before

🇦🇹Austria

Collection and analysis of mobile phone location data without legal basis

Propagation of violation of net neutrality law by the government & regulatory authority

Law that allows police, military, and private security firms to force-vaccinate


https://asauk.org.uk/preparing-for-the-unexpected-helping-the-advice-sector-respond-to-a-local-emergency/ 

🇬🇧🔗https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-52121216
Sourced from: https://twitter.com/Habibakatsha/status/1245755871566663686
"The first person in Britain to be arrested and convicted under the Coronavirus Act is a Black woman. Arrested and fined for 'failing to provide identity or reasons for travel to police, and failing to comply with requirements'." 

Legal Guides

See also: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/end-of-life