Management of Legal Instruments in Fighting Pandemics

Andrzej Kwiatkowski
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXV, Special Issue 3, 119-130, 2022
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/3024


Purpose: Law constitutes an effective instrument of society management and goods distribution. The law’s impact is verified in situations of threat to public policy and safety or citizens’ health and life. In Poland the state of fight against pandemics connected with corona virus SARS-CoV-2 threat showed very low level of legal instruments management. Permanent institutional instability, and sometimes chaos in the implementation of particular law solutions, led to negation of rationality basics in administrative and judicial practice. The goal of the paper is to present Polish official authorities’ legal actions. Design/Methodology/Approach: Social research methods (observation), study of documents and case study with regard to administrative and judicial practice. Findings: Shaping authorities’ tasks and competences. Practical implications: Research of actual influence of law institutions. Originality/value: The study has features of originality due to the general nature of the topic taken, the methods adopted and the results obtained. Skillfully refer to the normative state and previous knowledge. The value of the article lies in the analysis of detailed issues that take up not only theoretical and legal topics, but also those that are directly related to practice.

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