COVID-19 emergency legislation is often fast-tracked, approved without much parliamentary scrutiny, expanding executive powers while limiting individual rights. Can sunset clauses provide a counterbalance by guaranteeing the temporary nature of the COVID-19 emergency legislation? Experience from anti-terrorism legislation suggests that sunset clauses may reinject democratic accountability, but only if there is a high quality and evidence-based review practice.
|Media of output||Blog|
|Publisher||University of London Press|
|Number of pages||7|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Nov 2020|