Problems of the legal framework for controlling the spread of COVID-19 infection

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The aim of the report is to analyze the “Covid-19 Infection Spread Management Law”. The author uses analytical and descriptive methods. The results are formulated as research questions, which will be answered in the presentation of the report. From a legal point of view, it is important to determine whether the legal framework for controlling the spread of Covid-19 infection is complete and in line with the epidemiological situation in the country.The purpose of this law is debatable. How can this law work at the present time, if its purpose is to restore the law after the end of an emergency, if the relevant situations are still difficult to predict? Is it possible that the general legal order does not work during an emergency? The law stipulates that there must be effective action by state and local government institutions in connection with the spread of Covid-19 infection in the country. What are the efficiency criteria? Are these criteria defined and are they (will) be met? Can the spread of infection be controlled? Is it possible to manage an epidemiological phenomenon, or can we still try to manage the limited resources available to deal with the negative effects of Covid-19? Are the factors determining the prevalence of Covid-19 precisely known, which could be one of the most important directions in the pandemic control strategy? Can and to what extent are restricted human rights in the context of the Covid-19 crisis? These are just some of the issues related to the legal framework for pandemic containment. Certain regulatory guidelines for controlling the spread of Covid-19 infection could be controversial and disputable.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
EventRSU Research week 2021: PLACES - Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 25 Mar 202125 Mar 2021
Conference number: 2


ConferenceRSU Research week 2021: PLACES
Abbreviated titleRW2021
Internet address

Field of Science*

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type*

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)


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