COVID-19 and Coronavirus Resources for Africa

This section of the AfricanLII website is dedicated to collating primarily African legislationcaselaw, practice directives, policies, speeches and other material or legal, policy and regulatory nature relating to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.  We also try to report significant legal developments that could help shape responses in Africa.

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Covid-19 and the justice and legal sector

Covid-19, the viral threat that is sweeping across the world, is not exempting the judicial and legal sector. It raises problems for the operation of courts and legal practices as well as posing novel legal dilemmas. Here is a glimpse of some of the challenges being dealt with internationally in relation to the law, reported over the last week.  

As Jifa reported earlier this month, law firms reacted to the epidemic early with partial closures. Now, some have closed their offices completely. Others are keeping just a few staff in the offices while others work at home. But how is it decided who stay safely at home, and who must risk their health going to work?