Government Expression and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Advising, Nudging, Urging, Commanding

(2020) 31 Public Law Review 391

11 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2021 Last revised: 3 Feb 2021

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Dean R. Knight

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 31, 2020

Abstract

Comment on Borrowdale v Director-General of Health [2020] NZHC 2090, especially the ruling that the government’s messages during the early days of COVID-19 lockdown urging people to stay at home were not prescribed by law and unlawful.

Keywords: COVID-19; New Zealand; lockdown; rule of law; Bill of Rights 1688; New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990

JEL Classification: K1; K30

Suggested Citation

Knight, Dean R., Government Expression and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Advising, Nudging, Urging, Commanding (October 31, 2020). (2020) 31 Public Law Review 391, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3763553 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3763553

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