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

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

Framställningsnummer: 0431/2020

Ämnesområden: Rättsliga frågor,  Hälsa

Land: Italien

Föreningens namn: AGSPP (genitori per la pari potesta)

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Namn: R. L.

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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.