Is It Possible to Hold China Responsible in the Case of COVID-19?

5 Pages Posted: 11 May 2020

Date Written: May 2020

Abstract

In this article I will summarize the arguments I developed in a more complete study, already published online (at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3584944). Its purpose is to determine whether, in the light of public international law, there is state accountability for the thousands problems that occurred worldwide as a result of COVID-19. Thus, would the law of nations provide any mechanism to hold the Chinese government accountable if proven that it has not taken the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus? Are there international norms and case-laws addressing these issues?

Keywords: China; COVID-19; State responsibility

Suggested Citation

Mazzuoli, Valerio de Oliveira, Is It Possible to Hold China Responsible in the Case of COVID-19? (May 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3597799 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3597799

Valerio de Oliveira Mazzuoli (Contact Author)

School of Law, Federal University of Mato Grosso ( email )

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