International law

Law, Leadership, and Legitimacy in a Time of Disease

Law, Leadership, and Legitimacy in a Time of Disease

This publication’s COVID-19 series offers vital lessons about law and effective governance in response to public health threats.

Tracking Legal Responses to COVID-19

Tracking Legal Responses to COVID-19

The Regulatory Review’s extensive COVID-19 global series exemplifies Penn Law’s international and cross-disciplinary strengths.

Comparative Administrative Law Matters in the Fight Against COVID-19

Comparative Administrative Law Matters in the Fight Against COVID-19

The Regulatory Review’s global COVID-19 series offers valuable lessons that can help improve administrative law and policy.

China’s Administrative State Is Both a Blessing and a Curse

China’s Administrative State Is Both a Blessing and a Curse

China’s approach to regulatory law has both helped and hindered the government’s response to COVID-19.

Chile’s Political and Institutional Response to COVID-19

Chile’s Political and Institutional Response to COVID-19

Expanded executive power presents challenges to plans for constitutional and political reform.

The Need for Global Protections Against Existential Risks

The Need for Global Protections Against Existential Risks

International collaborative mechanisms are needed to prepare for threats to human existence.

Did Japan’s Lenient Lockdown Conquer the Coronavirus?

Did Japan’s Lenient Lockdown Conquer the Coronavirus?

Despite federal attempts to fight COVID-19, Japanese law prioritizes individual rights and regional autonomy.

Lessons From New Zealand’s COVID-19 Success

Lessons From New Zealand’s COVID-19 Success

The United States might well have saved many lives by following New Zealand’s science-based playbook.

Italy’s Complex Legislative Framework Impairs its COVID-19 Response

Italy’s Complex Legislative Framework Impairs its COVID-19 Response

Italy’s pandemic policies struggle with the same legislative and regulatory challenges as traditional laws.

Vietnam’s Astonishing Success at Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Vietnam’s Astonishing Success at Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Decades-long efforts in Vietnam to improve local governance have kept recorded coronavirus cases low.

Brazil’s COVID-19 Response is Caught Between Denialism and Technocratic Hubris

Brazil’s COVID-19 Response is Caught Between Denialism and Technocratic Hubris

Self-interested and apathetic policies by its executive made Brazil one of the most infected countries in the world.

Regulatory Uncertainty Over Emergency Powers in Switzerland

Regulatory Uncertainty Over Emergency Powers in Switzerland

Democratic process and federalism concerns raise questions about the Swiss government’s COVID-19 policies.