School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Queen's Contagion Cultures Lecture Series

Tuesday November 24, 2020 


Political Litigation Regarding COVID

Gregory Tardi
Executive Director of the Institute of Parliamentary and Political Law and Executive Editor of the Institute's Journal. Member, COVID Working Groups, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University

The COVID pandemic has given rise to many laws designed to help individuals and groups cope with resulting economic problems.  Less visibly, it has also engendered a great deal of litigation.  Some of this is deigned to attribute responsibility for the pandemic.  Other court cases have been launched in order to resolve specific issues resulting from COVID.  These cases are partly pure litigation, partly instruments of politics.  What are the most prominent COVID legal actions and what do they tell us about political litigation?