Adding its weight to calls around the world for a legal response to the Coronavirus catastrophe, a joint co-authored paper released by the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) entitled: “Coronavirus compensation? Assessing China’s potential culpability and avenues of legal response,” has urged that Beijing face the full force of international law.
“If a company pollutes, we expect it to clear up the mess. Covid-19 spread because of China’s negligence, cover-up, lies,” rails HJS’s promotional video. “So far the world’s biggest economies have spent £3.2 trillion cleaning up the mess. To make sure this never happens again, the world should explore the possibilities of legal action against China.”