COVID 19 and States of Emergency: Lockdown Bubbles through Layers of Law, Discretion and Nudges – New Zealand

Verfassungsblog, 2020

10 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2020 Last revised: 4 May 2020

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Dean R. Knight

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 7, 2020

Abstract

This contribution explains the legal basis for the COVID-19 lockdown and governmental response in New Zealand. It discusses some of the issues, challenges and future possible future developments too.

Keywords: COVID-19, New Zealand, emergency powers, rule of law, civil liberties

JEL Classification: K1, K10, K30, K40

Suggested Citation

Knight, Dean R., COVID 19 and States of Emergency: Lockdown Bubbles through Layers of Law, Discretion and Nudges – New Zealand (April 7, 2020). Verfassungsblog, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3566873

Dean R. Knight (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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