Questions tagged [state-of-emergency]

Questions about the use of exceptional powers (such as the revocation of habeas corpus) by governments to preserve their citizens' safety and security.

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What have been the dates on which the state of alarm in Spain for Covid-19 has been extended?

The pandemic began in March 2020 and I know that the state of alarm has been extended 6 times. I would like to know the dates on which the government has announced an extension of the state of alarm ...
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Can a UK general election be delayed after Parliament is dissolved?

The UK was scheduled to hold a general election on 7 May 2020 (until the 2017 election was called). If that election were to be scheduled for that date, Parliament would have been dissolved at the ...
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What is the difference between war powers and emergency powers?

What is the difference between war powers and emergency powers? I have been hearing about both war powers and emergency powers in the context of COVID-19, but I have not been able to find a clear ...
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What countries have granted emergency powers as a result of Covid-19?

What countries have granted emergency powers as a result of COVID-19? I have recently read the articles linked below regarding emergency powers granted as a result of Coronavirus, but I have been ...
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Which right has priority in a shut down in states of emergency: the emergency law or the asylum law (international refugee law)?

Refugee law is the branch of international law which deals with the rights and duties States have vis-a-vis refugees. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refugee_law Refugees are protected by the refugee ...
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Can Romanian politicians, army, police, etc be held accountable for decisions taken while in a “state of emergency”?

Romania has declared a state of emergency because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has a few effects. Two of which I consider relevant for this questions are: they limit some of people's rights (like ...
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Is a quarantine applied to territories without infections too early? [closed]

Could early quarantine of territories (States, provinces, countries) without infections be suboptimal? Let's take the case of Argentinian Provinces with no known infections, and to a lesser extent, ...
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Who has the authority to institute mass quarantines in the US?

As countries around the world (Italy, China) implement mass quarantines, several questions arise for people in America. Is it constitutional to ban public assembly? What level of government (federal, ...
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Who would be in charge of quarantine decisions in this situation?

Sorry if this is the wrong StackExchange, but I figured it was more appropriate here than on Writing. I'm writing a story with a sequence where city authorities decide to block travel out of the city ...
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Can Boris Johnson invoke the Civil Contingencies Act to suspend the Benn law?

The Economist lists that among the possibilities of what Johnson might do to avoid asking the EU for an extension past Oct 31: He might invoke an emergency under the Civil Contingencies Act, to ...
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Can Brexit be undone in an emergency?

In case Brexit has already happened, can it be reversed after a short time? Legally, the answer is no, I think. But I can imagine a situation where, during the first few days after Brexit, all ...
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Why is the President allowed to veto a cancellation of emergency powers?

This seems like a major bug in checks and balances, since it requires 2/3 majority in both chambers to override the veto. Doesn't this give the President power to do anything they wish, as long as ...
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What's the aim of the National Emergency disapproval vote?

What is the purpose of the measure disapproving of Trump's national emergency being pushed by Congress if they know Trump is just going to veto it, since they're nowhere near enough votes to override ...
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How does a state of National Emergency affect/empower the government & citizens of the United States?

Sorry if this is a really broad question, but what exactly does a "national emergency" technically do in the United States of America? How are each of the branches of government affected by this state,...
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Why were emergency responses so underwhelming in the 2011 attack in Norway? [closed]

Anders Breivik's terrorist attack on children at Utøya Island on 22 July, 2011 was an avoidable tragedy. Why was there no helicopter or adequate emergency response teams? It took several hours for a ...
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Did the current US administration express a position about national emergency state extension?

Note: this is related to this question According to Wikipedia, the US is in a national emergency state for a long period (more than 15 years): The United States declared a national emergency on ...
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Time Limits on, and Purpose of State of Emergency in France?

It was reported in the Independent that France ended the state of emergency on 1 November of this year (2017). Is there a time limit to which an emergency can be imposed in the country? Why do ...