06 May 2020 – Legality of government’s extraordinary powers during lockdown challenged

Type of Intervention: Judiciary
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice, Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Former parliamentary law drafter / Director General Health

Overview: Legal challenge calls into question the legal basis for government’s extraordinary powers for lockdown
Full details here: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6882842/Borrowdale-SOC-v-1.pdf

Type of Justification: No justification given
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – other
Evidence/Justification: academic and legal speculation that the Health Act section 70 does not apply beyond individual quarantine