States of Emergency and Disaster Responses to Covid-19 in Practice: Emerging Trends for SSG/R
ISSAT has conducted an Advisory Note, aiming to deepen its Governing Board Members’ understanding of States’ responses to Covid-19 in practice, through a series of case studies, reflecting emerging practices and trends.
Through a quantitative and qualitative analysis of 66 countries which have introduced one of the following measures: state of emergency, disaster management approach, Covid-19 special legislation or other steps, the objective has been to assess whether one measure provides better practices than the others in terms of accountability and oversight mechanisms of the State security sector.
This note also examines whether one measure allowed stronger safeguards against potential slipping into stronger authoritarian political systems with longer-term impact on limiting the civilian space, curtailing political liberties and hindering community participation and inclusivity in decision-making.
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Do not forget to check out our related Thematic in Practice Pages:
Rule of Law Reform and States of Emergency
Security and Justice Reform Response to Covid-19 Crisis and
Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Relief & the Security Sector.