AG: Court of Appeal upholds constitutionality of COVID-19 public health regulations

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    The Court of Appeal has upheld the constitutionality of the COVID-19 Public Health Regulations, according to the Attorney General.

    A media release from the AG’s Corporate Communications Unit says the court’s decisions on two challenges came today.

    It notes that a panel, comprising of Chief Justice Ivor Archie and two justices of appeal, found that the regulations are protected from constitutional challenge.

    The judges, it says, ruled that the regulations are well within the powers provided to government by the Public Health Ordinance.

    As a result of the decision, the AG was awarded 75% of the state’s costs in both the Court of Appeal and the High Court.