Impact of Covid-19 on Socio-Economics and the Global Justice System

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International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume V, Issue IX, September 2021 | ISSN 2454–6186

Impact of Covid-19 on Socio-Economics and the Global Justice System

Nisal Pathiraja, Kiyara de Silva
University of London

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Abstract: As the end of 2019 drew nearer, the world eagerly awaited the New Year with high expectations, ranging from individual aspirations such as travelling and career related goals, to more general plans such as those pertaining to technology, the economy and society as a whole. These were soon dissipated with the occurrence of various unpleasant events including environmental tragedies and political unrest. The unprecedented outbreak of this virus has led to governments around the world implementing emergency protocols such as quarantine policies and public awareness programs.
This research focuses on how COVID-19 has made a great impact on world society and its’ functioning. Focus will be given to the origins of the virus and how the pandemic has made certain changes to the socio-economic aspect. It has now come to a point where everyone has to live with the virus until it is completely eradicated, this completion cannot be foretold. Therefore, this research will examine on how day to day life style has changed due to this pandemic and the new trends that have emerged from it. Governments are at the center of control; their actions need to be discussed as not all governments respond the same way. Finally, a detailed analysis will be given in relation to the global justice system on how the pandemic has transformed the traditional procedures. Furthermore, emphasis will be given on certain guidelines and recommendations implemented by various states and institutions in the modification and adaptation of the courts.


The Beginning of a Pandemic

On the 8th of December 2019, the Chinese government reported the first official case related to the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, from the city of Wuhan. On the 31st of December, the World Health Organization (WHO) was alerted about unusual cases of pneumonia. These initial recorded batches of cases would be the first of more than 45 million cases, a count which continues to rapidly increase daily. The virus is thought to have originated in an illegal seafood market and scientists have pointed out that the consumption of either bats or snakes are possible sources to the origin of this virus.