How far are we free to dispose of our own body? To what extent can we, for example, refuse an act of compulsory vaccination for our children? Up where the State can and should go in the control exercised over the body of citizens, as it is to protect the interest general – but also, in principle, the health of individuals, including against their will? These issues are far from new
But they arise with a new sharpness since the announcement of the Bill which should increase the number of mandatory vaccines in France in young children, from 1 January 2018. Cette immunization requirement to eleven – instead of three today – “be”.
justified because this is not just an individual act, but an act of solidarity, a way to protect society”, argued the Minister of health, Agnès Buzyn, in July. But the immunization policy is facing, in France, a great defiance: four French in ten believe that vaccines are not safe, a world record. In health law, citizens can more easily than in the past, enter judge.
Evidenced by the actions of the anti-vaccinales leagues. But in the name of what rights? The notion of dignity humaineC’ is that the vaccine is “rare and exceptional impairment to the fundamental freedom of the free and informed consent [to an act of care]”, says Timothée Vaccaro, medical law, student in the journal The small March 17 lawyer legal student. However, this consent “is a particularly strong legal foundation in the fact that it is based on the notion of human dignity. ” In this sense, “not granted vaccination would be an invasive Act to prejudice the integrity of the human body, which is protected by the provisions of the law of bioethics”. “The refusal of a person..
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