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Austria's lockdown for the unvaccinated: what does human rights law say?

By Alan Greene, Reader in Constitutional Law and Human Rights, University of Birmingham
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As winter sets in across Europe, COVID-19 cases are beginning to rise, despite the vast roll-out of mass vaccination programmes earlier this year. Austria’s government has pointed the finger of blame firmly at the unvaccinated, announcing a new lockdown only for those who have not had the jab.

Like other pandemic policy decisions, this lockdown raises questions about how far states can take emergency powers, and whether they will violate human rights law in doing so. What might the European Convention on…The Conversation


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