In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many governments imposed so-called “lockdowns”, requiring people to remain isolated in their homes. The Austrian and New Zealand governments both imposed lockdowns during March and April 2020.
On November 9 2020, Tess Upperton, research fellow at the Law Faculty of the University of Graz, will give a lecture entitled “Lockdown By Press Conference? Comparing the COVID-19 Lockdowns in Austria and New Zealand” on how these two governments implemented and communicated lockdown measures, and why both lockdowns were later challenged and declared (partially) unlawful in court.
Tess Upperton, LL.B.(Hons), B.A., is a research fellow at the Law Faculty of the University of Graz since October 2020. She studied Law (LL.B., First Class Hons) and Psychology (B.A.) at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Her work in the fellowship focuses on comparative law and legal issues related to artificial intelligence.
The lecture will be held online. Registration is open until November 9 2020, 10:00 via mail: innovationsrecht(at)uni-graz.at