55: UPDATE HUMAN RIGHTS ON NON-MANDATORY VACCINATION



As many of our members are aware already we have all been protected with the Human Rights laws pertaining to UNESCO Bioethics & Human Rights 2005.  There has due to Covid been an updated version specifically linked to Covid in the Human Rights laws.

The Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe - Resolution 2361 (January 2021) - https://pace.coe.int/en/files/29004/html 

 (Downloadable PDF version available at the bottom of this page)

Convention on Human Rights & Biomedicine (ETS No. 164, Oviedo Convention) Biomedical Research (CETS No.195)

Clearly states the following:

Article 7.3.1     ensure that citizens are informed that the vaccination is not mandatory and that no one is under political, social or other pressure to be vaccinated if they do not wish to do so.

Article 7.3.2     ensure that no-one is discriminated against for not having been vaccinated, due to possible health risks or not wanting to be vaccinated.

Further article may be useful regarding Covid passports:

Article 7.5.2     use vaccination certificate only for their designated purpose of monitoring vaccine efficacy, potential side effects and adverse events


These articles will be included on every letter concerning vaccinations on this website, you are free to use this information for personal use.


OVIEDO CONVENTION - Human Rights    https://www.coe.int/en/web/bioethics/oviedo-convention


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