Petition No 0431/2020 by R.L. (Italian) on claims for compensation of damages caused by COVID-19 outbreak  
Petition data  

0431/2020

Summary title: Petition No 0431/2020 by R.L. (Italian) on claims for compensation of damages caused by COVID-19 outbreak

Petition number: 0431/2020

Topics: Health,  Justice

Country: Italy

Name of association: AGSPP (genitori per la pari potesta)

Petitioner data  

Name: R. L.

Petition Summary  

The petitioner points out that in the United States class-action lawsuits have been filed against the Chinese government seeking damages over COVID-19 outbreak. He also refers to international media accusing the World Health Organization of connivance and submission to Chinese interests in the management of the pandemic. Finally, he refers to a study by the Henry Jackson Society, which claims that China's conduct with respect to COVID-19 violated the International Health Regulations, in particular the obligations of timely notification and information-sharing and that therefore China could be brought before the International Court of Justice. For these reasons, the petitioner calls for an investigation to determine who is responsible for COVID-19 pandemic and to bring an action for damages before the competent judicial authorities.