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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Possibilities for Criminal Law Reaction in Europe: A Review


Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the newest dangerous contagious disease in the world, emerged at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. World Health Organization at the daily level publishes numbers of infected patients as well as several dead people around the world and in every region particularly. However, public health and criminal law are inevitably linked. National criminal laws in Europe mainly prescribe criminal offences for transmitting a dangerous contagious disease. Numerous states have closed their borders, quarantining their nationals that entering in the state. Strangers cannot enter in European Union. However, many do not abide by the restrictions, and people who have become ill with coronavirus walking the streets and committing a criminal offence. The authors in the work, in the first place, explain the connection between public health and criminal law and then elaborate criminal jurisdictions in Europe.


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IssueVol 49 No Supple 1 (2020) QRcode
SectionReview Article(s)
Coronavirus Dangerous contagious disease; Criminal offence Transmitting

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TURANJANIN V, RADULOVIĆ D. Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Possibilities for Criminal Law Reaction in Europe: A Review. Iran J Public Health. 2020;49(Supple 1):4-11.