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Providing for the unwanted in a time of crisis: The socio-economic rights of migrant workers in South Africa under covid- 19 pandemic
Migrants are amongst the most vulnerable groups in South Africa. They are often subjected to harsh forms of discrimination and excluded from government policy considerations. They have not fared differently under the ...
Ethiopia: Legal response to Covid-19
(Oxford University Press, 2021)
The Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE),1 which was promulgated in 1995, is the supreme law of the country which, among other things, defines the Ethiopian state and government structures.2 ...
Federalism under pressure: Federal ‘health’ factors and ‘co-morbidities’
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a ‘focusing event’ (Béland et al. 2020) for federalism like no other, placing it under the microscope and giving rise to the three questions set out in the introduction of this book. Each ...
South Africa: Surfing towards centralisation on the Covid-19 wave
When the Covid-19 pandemic reached its shores between February and March 2020, South Africa was already in a vulnerable situation – socially, economically, and politically. Although the country’s population, estimated ...
Controlling public health emergencies in federal systems
It was merely a day after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) a global pandemic that Ethiopia recorded its first case of infection. On 12 March 2020, a week after entering the ...
Introduction: How federations combat Covid-19
On 31 December 2019, the first cases of the coronavirus, Covid-19, were identified in Wuhan City, China. Its dramatic rate of transmission and deadly effects soon led to the city’s shutdown, but not before it took wing ...