Submission to Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers
CAJ has responded to a call for evidence from the Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers, which is supported by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. The commission is reviewing the UK’s public health legislative framework and institutional arrangements, alongside government decision-making, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
CAJ engaged extensively with the emergency legislation put into effect in Northern Ireland in response to the pandemic, scrutinising compatibility with the ECHR and other human rights standards.
Our submission to the independent commission focuses on the following areas:
- Restrictions on gatherings, legal certainty and consistency.
- The Coronavirus Regulations and the Northern Ireland Assembly.
- Northern Ireland specific travel regulations
- NI Restrictions on vaccine eligibility.
Download the full submission here.