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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions for the The Oxford Compendium of National Legal Responses to Covid-19. If you have a question that is not on this list, please contact us at onlinemarketing@oup.com.

1) What content can be found within the Compendium?

The topical coverage of each report is substantively similar and structurally almost identical. Please see the About and the Author Guidance Code pages for a detailed description of the content of the reports.

2) How often is the Compendium updated?

Each jurisdiction's report will be updated at least three times, approximately every three months after the initial publication. Previous versions will be archived and available on this website. Readers are advised to have regard to the Lex-Atlas: Covid-19 website for other updates and information.

3) How accessible is the Compendium and will my screen reader software work with it?

The Compendium supports A and AA criteria of WCAG 2.0 and works with most popular screen-reading software. We have worked hard to ensure that all users have an equal level of access to the content in the Compendium, and are happy to answer any questions on this subject as well as receive comments on areas that could be improved.

4) Can I receive email alerts regarding news and updates to the Compendium?

You can subscribe to an RSS feed from the home page which will deliver the latest information about new content. You can also visit the Lex-Atlas: Covid-19 project site to sign up for their mailing list and follow them on Twitter.

5) What is the relationship between the Compendium and the Lex-Atlas: Covid-19 project?

The Lex-Atlas: Covid-19 project comprises the broader network of jurists that produced the Compendium. The Compendium is the primary but not exclusive output of the project. It provides a non-evaluative overview of practices in each country. A range of other outputs will engage in comparative evaluative analysis of country responses with a view to identifying some best and worst practices. It is intended that the Final Report of the project’s Editorial Committee will be published by Oxford University Press on an open-access basis.

6) Why is the Compendium neutral in tone? Where can I find comparative evaluation of best practices?

The Compendium aims to avoid policy judgments because the Editorial Committee believes that any evaluation based on international comparison must be preceded by an independent and scholarly account of how each jurisdiction responds to issues of common interest, curated by an Editorial Committee applying common standards to each report. The Compendium is intended to be a resource for policy makers, scholars, and individuals who wish to form their own opinions and comparisons on the basis of an account that aims to be as objective as possible.

A range of other outputs will engage in comparative evaluative analysis of country responses with a view to identifying some best and worst practices.

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