This weekend's G20 Riyadh summit has been criticised for its lack of progress on debt relief for low and middle-income countries facing the worse economic recession in the post-war period. Dr Stephen Connelly, Associate Professor of Law and Dr Celine Tan, Reader in Law, Co-Directors, Centre for the Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE), comment.
"Lockdowns in democracies have always been about trust. In order for localised lockdowns to be effective, it is important to know what the public health threshold is for creating a localised lockdown so that communities don’t feel that they are being disproportionately impacted." Dr Sharifah Sekalala comments on the potential challenges of a Leicester lockdown.
Dr Celine Tan, Reader in Law, School of Law, University of Warwick, comments on calls to drop the debt owed by developing countries to their sovereign and private creditors to free up financial resources needed to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The completion date can be changed by agreement. Estate agents and lawyers will play an important part in this negotiation, and it is to be hoped that all parties can work together in these difficult times to find a completion date that works for all, and respects the health of others involved in the process, such as removal firms." Dr Jane Bryan comments on the call from the Government to delay home moves to help in the fight against coronavirus.
Global health law expert Dr Sharifah Sekalala from the University of Warwick School of Law takes a look at the emergency legislation starting its Parliamentary passage today.