CONTEMPORARY CRIMINAL LEGISLATIVE POLICY TRENDS TOWARDS COVID-19 DISEASE
Contemporary legislative policy towards Covid-19 disease in most countries, including the
Jordan and the UAE, has tended towards two directions, the first of which is the criminalization
of reluctance to inform about infection with the disease, and the second trend is the
criminalization of transfer disease infection to individuals by amending its private laws or by
issuing instructions or orders to include Covid-19 from an infectious disease, and obligating
individuals to take health prevention measures.
As for the Iraqi legislator, he was not successful in his criminal policy to confront this disease,
which was considered by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic, so I see the
need to amend the Public Health Law in a manner consistent with the severity and the severity
of its effects, especially its health, social and economic effects, to be in line with the
contemporary penal policy trends of most countries. The world - if not all of them - by explicitly
the criminalization of transmitting disease infection to individuals, and also proposing
tightening the penalty for refraining from reporting disease infection to limit its spread.
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