Compulsory Vaccination and Fundamental Human Rights in the World of Work

Sara Hungler


During the COVID-19 epidemiological emergency, several countries adopted regulations which have affected the world of work. The impact of these measures on workers and other employees has been the subject of numerous studies. Among the legislation, there are some that apply to specific occupational groups, such as healthcare workers, and others that apply more generally to a broad section of society. What they have in common is that they restrict the fundamental rights of workers to an extent that justifies a thorough human rights and constitutional rights analysis. The aim of this paper is to analyse the issue of compulsory vaccination by focusing primarily on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and attempt to interpret it in relation to the domestic regulation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The second part of the paper is a case study based on the Hungarian legislation, which was adopted recently.


COVID-19; human rights; employees; European Court of Human Rights; Hungarian legislation

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Date of publication: 2022-03-29 11:56:17
Date of submission: 2022-01-06 12:30:23


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