COVID-19

IDEAL Net has compiled a number of research repositories and databases that monitor and report on global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

These databases host a range of information, including national health responses, economic and social policies, and other legal challenges related to COVID-19.

Global and region-specific databases are available.

Global

ConstitutionNet

Constitutional and legal responses of government COVID responses around the world, provided by in-country scholars. 

Coronavirus Government Response Tracker

A joint project between the Blavatnik School of Government and the University of Oxford.

COVID-19 Law Lab

A United Nations initiative, containing an interactive world map with links to various legal documents relating to national COVID-19 responses around the world.

COVID-19 Legal Scholarship

Provides a regularly updated bibliography of COVID-19 legal literature from around the world, from the Melbourne Law School Academic  Research Service.

COVID-19 Researcher Life

Global research repository comprising available literature from prominent repositories on COVID-19 (updated regularly. It is the "world's largest Ai-driven & human-curated collection of research resources on COVID-19".

International Committee of the Red Cross

Information related to different responses taken to COVID-19, especially in the African and Asian continents. It also hosts resources that detail the impact of COVID-19 on different areas, including human rights and minority group concerns.

International Labour Organisation

An overview of policies implemented by governments, employers, and labour organisations of 188 countries and territories round the world.

KPMG: Government Response - Global Landscape

Hosts information related to government aid packages initiated in response to COVID. The "Government Stimulus tracker" displays the different approaches taken around the world to ease the economic impact of the pandemic.

LexisNexis Global COVID-19 Resources

Provides curated news, legislative issues, and research materials, all related to the intersection of COVID-19 and the law.

Our World in Data: Policy Responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Provides useful visual maps that display the different social and economic restrictions imposed by governments around the world in their policy responses to COVID.

Africa

COVID-19 and Coronavirus Resources for Africa

A section of AfricanLII dedicated to collating primarily African legal material relating to the regulatory responses to COVID-19. Sources include legislation, case law, practice directives, policies, and speeches from African nations. 

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Tracks economic challenges from COVID-19 and related policies implemented in a range of countries from North Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

Journal of African Law (COVID-19 edition)

The Cambridge University Press put out a submission call for articles relating to various aspects of law in Africa and the impact COVID-19 has had. Submissions closed on September 30, 2020.

Asia-Pacific

COVID-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

Provides resources detailing COVID-19 response policies and practices throughout different Asian nations. A full 29-chapter journal volume is expected to be released in the Spring of 2020, including five core sections: first-wave containment measures; emergency powers; technology, science, and expertise; politics, religion, and governance; and the economy, climate, and sustainability.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Tracks economic challenges from COVID-19 and related policies implemented in a range of countries from North Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

A collection of policy approaches to COVID-19 in Asia-Pacific nations.

New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office: COVID-19 Legislation

The Parliamentary Counsel Office website provides a collection of both active and expired legislative instruments enacted in New Zealand in response to COVID-19, including Acts, Gazette notices, and public health orders.

Europe

Council of Europe Portal: Human Rights and the Rule of Law

This site offers various resources surrounding issues of human rights and the rule of law in relation to the different COVID responses of governments within Europe.

Democracy Reporting International

An overview of emergency measures taken across European Union countries, up until early June 2020.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Tracks economic challenges from COVID-19 and related policies implemented in a range of countries from North Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

Latin & South America

Americas Society Council of the Americas

Country-specific information related to health data, government response measures, and economic impact of COVID-19 in Latin America.

Monitoring the Legal Response to COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

A collection of legal sources, publications, and bi-weekly reports on the COVID-19 response in the Latin America and Caribbean region, coordinated and updated by a group of law librarians.

OCED Policy Responses to Coronavirus

Health, social, economic, and governance information of the 15 Latin American nations part of the OECD Latin American Country Regional Programme Steering Group (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay).

North America

Coronavirus Pandemic: Canada's Response

Collection of writings providing insight and analysis of the Canadian COVID-19 response and related arising issues.

HeinOnline

Academic research relating to different economic, health, and social aspects of COVID-19, focused mainly on the United States.