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Baobab Law

πŸ”—https://baobab.law/

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.



πŸ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xkFI2tOjlotDZqO3f59OcAQ4_LNOHA3GIq1sjv-m3-Y/edit?ts=5e7b6ca0

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.


πŸ”—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.


πŸ”—Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) COVID-Liberty Updates, examples and responses to how civil liberties are being affected due to the pandemic.


πŸ”—BC Freedom of Information (BC FIPA) Exception because of COVID-19.


πŸ”—Advice on Procurement During the Emergency

πŸ”—The Federal Legislative Response to Coronavirus

πŸ”—European Union Statement on Processing Personal Data COVID


πŸ”—https://www.covid-19list.com/tables/legislation-being-passed

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

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://hoodcommunist.org/2020/03/19/dont-let-panic-force-you-to-support-a-growing-fascist-police-state/




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See also:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/democracy


Impact on the Justice System 

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—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.


πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—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.


New tech will help keep the criminal justice system moving during COVID-19 pandemic

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/news/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.


πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—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?


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://thejusticecollaborative.com/2020/03/new-report-poll-jail-prison-coronavirus/

β€œFighting the Coronavirus With De-carceration: Policies and Polling” By the Justice Collaborative.


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—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:

πŸŒπŸ”—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

Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/defend-our-elections/election-security/responding-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

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/policy-solutions/how-protect-2020-vote-coronavirus

How to protect the integrity of the 2020 vote.


A Pandemic, an Election, and a Census

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/pandemic-election-and-census

An article discussing the various civic issues that are at issue during 2020.


Institutional Responses

New Hampshire- Information Regarding COVID-19 and March 2020 Municipal Elections

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.doj.nh.gov/news/2020/20200309-covid-19-municipal-elections.htm

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

πŸ”—https://ukaji.org/2020/03/24/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

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΏπŸ”—https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/handbook-for-citizens-rights-and-obligations-during-a-state-of-emergency-2/

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

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—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)


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—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.


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://guides.library.pdx.edu/c.php?g=1010818&p=7322878

Collection of resources on Coronavirus and Social Justice


πŸ”—https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3560669

early chapter release: "Rights Based Approaches to Infectious Disease Outbreaks" 


πŸ”—https://www.newamerica.org/indianapolis/blog/covid-and-black-community-communication-times-crisis/

Social justice


Global Detention Project

πŸ”—https://www.globaldetentionproject.org/covid-19-immigration-detention-platform

COVID-19 Global Immigration Detention Platform


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oc_yyd0zOmIbOQ9hAjSfnfEohdT0YhlpS_Ceqw0a5b0/edit

Open document crowdsourcing resources and experiences. Maintained by Professor Kim Gallon at Purdue University.


Recommendations

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έhttps://thejusticecollaborative.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/FACT-SHEET-PRACTICES-FOR-PROTECTING-IMMIGRANT-COMMUNITIES.pdf

Practices for protecting immigrant communities by the Justice Collaborative.


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/meaning-public-safety-time-coronavirus

The Meaning of β€˜Public Safety’ in a Time of Coronavirus by Bernan Center for Justice


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://kairoscenter.org/coronavirus-crisis-of-poverty/

The Coronavirus Crisis and the Crisis of Poverty


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfZ3sarnRDQ

Dr. MarkAlain Dery: The Coronavirus From a Social Justice Perspective


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://thejusticecollaborative.com/2020/03/new-report-poll-paid-family-sick-leave-free-access-coronavirus-response/

β€œThe Care Economy: Policies and Polling on Mitigating the Effects of Coronavirus” by the Justice Collaborative.

Action and Advocacy

Campaigns

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://humaneoutbreakresponse.org/

Humanity not cages. Demand for a humane response to outbreak.


Petitions

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—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

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.aila.org/infonet/sample-motion-continuance-covid19

Sample Motion for Continuance Due to COVID-19


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://thejusticecollaborative.com/covid19/emergency-response-courts/

COVID-19 Emergency Response: Courts by the Justice Collaborative.


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://thejusticecollaborative.com/covid19/emergency-response-prosecutors/

COVID-19 Emergency Response: Prosecutors by the Justice Collaborative.


Emergency Responses for Prisons

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://thejusticecollaborative.com/covid19/emergency-response-prisons/

COVID-19 Emergency Response: State & Federal Prisons by the Justice Collaborative.


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://thejusticecollaborative.com/covid19/emergency-response-jails/

COVID-19 Emergency Response: Local Jails by the Justice Collaborative.


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—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.


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.aila.org/File/Related/20030201q.docx


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.aila.org/File/Related/20030201r.docx

Template Request for Release from the Immigration Justice Campaign who are  charged

New Laws and Regulations Proposedso

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊAustralia

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ”—https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/new-laws-in-south-australia-could-see-potential-coronavirus-spreaders-arrested

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ”—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.


πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³China

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸ”—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

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸ”—https://yen.com.gh/149051-coronavirus-china-introduces-law-stop-online-spread-negative-news.html

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸ”—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 


πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸ”—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


πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­Ghana

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­πŸ”—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g8kvsypcMU

Ghana lays a new bill in parliament to enforce a ban on public gatherings.


πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦South Africa

πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ”—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrpL2XXl5VY

Police and Justice Ministers give updates on COVID-19 regulation.


πŸ‡°πŸ‡·South Korea

πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ”—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.


πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§United Kingdom

Coronavirus Bill 

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/58-01/0122/20122.pdf


Briefing: Coronavirus Bill, Courts and the Rule of Law

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://t.co/lr2yVcHF84?amp=1

Legal Education Foundation


Mis-reporting of the Coronavirus regulations

https://tommorris.org/posts/2020/thats-not-what-the-law-says


Coronavirus Bill: What happens when the crisis is over?

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.thejusticegap.com/coronavirus-bill-what-happens-when-the-crisis-is-over/


How will life change under a new virus law?

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/evening-standard-comment-how-will-life-change-under-a-new-virus-law-police-need-knife-powers-the-a4378231.html

Evening Standard; 3/4/2020, p14, 1p


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈUnited States of America

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—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.


COVID-19 Policy Shifts

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—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


Concerns about Privacy and State Power in Digital Space

πŸ”—https://www.cigionline.org/articles/coronavirus-digital-governance-emergency-international-concern

Article by think tank on 'state power in digital space' during the Coronavirus.


πŸ”—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.


πŸ”—https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/3/18/21184160/government-location-data-coronavirus

Possibility that Facebook and Google may share smartphone data


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—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

Potential Injustices and Exploitation

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸ”—https://science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6481/959.summary

The cost of secrecy 


πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸ”—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


πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦πŸ”—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'


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—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