THE LEGAL AND PROCEDURAL IMPACT OF THE CORONA PANDEMIC ON PROCEDURAL DEADLINES AND LITIGATION: COMPARATIVE STUDY
Keywords:Corona, curfew, emergency conditions, force majeure
The region and the countries of the world as a whole were exposed to a global epidemic of Covid 19 at the beginning of the year 2020, which greatly affected all areas of political, economic and health life. The World Health Organization declared a state of emergency in the world, so countries made partial or total closures and curfews. The Jordanian legislator declared a state of emergency and activated Defense Order No. (5) Of 2020 in accordance with the provisions of Defense Law No. 13 of 1992, and closed all activities except for the medical field. In the judicial field, litigation and court procedures stopped from March 18, 2020 to May 25, 2020, and that, created a legislative vacuum in regulating legal relations, exceeding legal periods, and a defect in procedural deadlines in light of this emergency circumstance. Here, many questions arise about how to address the legal impact on judicial procedures that were suspended as a result of the curfew, the dates of the sessions that were postponed, and the impact on the implementation law in both Jordanian legislation compared to Egyptian legislation.