A General and Constitutional Outline of Italy’s Efforts Against COVID-19

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, in Italy no aspect of individual and social life remained untouched, nor did the legal system. Several constitutional problems arose, concerning all the principles which form the core of the republican form of State. After an overview of the COVID-19 outbreak and the main legal tools employed to face it in Italy, some of these problems are surveyed. In brief, at the peak of the emergency, democracy, rights of the human person and regional and local autonomy have been put to the test, but not breached. However, in the aftermath, during the recovery phase, the solidarity and internationalism principles face particularly difficult challenges, in which the destiny of Italy and the European Union are intertwined.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • COVID-19
  • Constitutional Law
  • Democracy
  • Italy
  • Rights of the Human Person
  • Solidarity


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