Is Mandatory Vaccination Against COVID-19 Justifiable Under the European Convention on Human Rights?

Research output: Other contributionWeb publication/Blog post


Mandatory vaccination interferes with personal integrity but may be necessary to safeguard public health. However, states must consider all relevant factors in context and ensure such policies do not place disproportionate burdens on those hesitant about vaccination.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Law


  • COVID -19, European Convention on Human Rights, Vaccination, Proportionality, Right to Respect for Personal Integrity, Human rights
Original languageEnglish
Short descriptionBlog post
PublisherGlobal Campus on Human Rights
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Apr 15
Publication categoryPopular science

Bibliographic note

Anna Nilsson is a postdoctoral fellow in public international law at Lund University. She holds a PhD in human rights.