The Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development Review of Legal Experiences and Global Practices Relating to COVID-19



This Review aims to provide a holistic and non-exhaustive overview on the various laws and policies that have been implemented by states, international organizations, the private sector and civil society organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had legal impacts on all aspects of life and all groups of people. The review focuses on the following areas for scope: (a) the role of the stakeholders; (b) the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable groups; and (c) impacted sectors. Based on contributions submitted by GFLJD Partners and further research, the Review highlights best practices from states and various organizations worldwide with regard to each area. The Review then provides recommendations in each area of interest, which the GFLJD hopes will guide future policymaking in relation to COVID-19 and future crises.

The GFLJD envisions that the Review will serve as a useful guide for policymaking. By bringing together more than 140 partners and legal practitioners, the GFLJD is a strategic hub in the field of law and development. In the context of the pandemic, we believe it is our duty to share this expertise and knowledge with as many people as possible. The Review spotlights the many best practices that states and organizations have implemented in the light of COVID-19, and illustrates the many obstacles created by the pandemic. In doing so, the GFLJD hopes that this Review shares and co-generates knowledge among policymakers.

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