IALS/WFD Digital Conference: Are emergency measures in response to COVID-19 a threat to democracy?

Video date: 
Thursday, 10 September, 2020
Video speaker(s): 
Anthony Smith, CEO, Westminster Foundation for Democracy
Dr Constantin Stefanou, Director, Sir William Dale Center for Legislative Studies (IALS)


The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) co-organized a digital conference concentrating on the nature of emergency legislation adopted in various countries in response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The digital conference was based on the presentation of new research findings. The aim is to amass enough information so that we can begin to tackle this narrative on the basis of factual information rather than assumptions.

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