Mandatory Vaccination and Human Rights I

Mandatory vaccination is often opposed in principle. For example, the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, told the BBC on Dec 10, 2021 that he thought mandatory vaccination is “unethical”. Many others presume mandatory vaccination violates human rights. This view is mistaken, at least as a matter of international and comparative constitutional law, as I argue in this paper based on a piece I published recently in The Lancet.