State of emergency and state of exception: powers and rights facing the pandemic

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
November 2021
Lead instructor: Barbara Randazzo
The pandemic have called into question the adequacy of the instruments that the law provided to face emergency situations. The measures adopted tested the relationship between Government and Parliament and between State and Regions and in particular their forms of "local" collaboration. They also highlighted the problems with political decisions based on scientific evidence. The measures deemed necessary to contain the spread of Covid-19, in order to protect the right to health, have competent authorities and subject to judicial control. The cycle of lectures aims to provide an in-depth study of the sensitive issues underlying these complex matters also from a European and international perspective
Mandatory for Public, international and european union law's PhD student
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • 25 November 2021 for courses starting in December 2021
  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


For help please contact

Students can contact the teacher by e-mail to arrange for day and reception hours.
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Wednesday, h. 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
At distance on MS Teams (direct call) only