Czech Republic: Case at the Human rights Court in Brussels
Legal case at the Human rights Court in Brussels. In the present case, the parents refused to submit to the legal obligation to vaccinate their children because they considered, in substance, that such a vaccination was against the interest of their children. As a result, they were sanctioned, denied permission to set up a privately run school, and their children were denied enrolment in a public nursery school. Given that in the present cases no one was forced to undergo a vaccination, the question does not directly concern the legitimacy of compulsory vaccination, but that of the sanction imposed on the applicants. Does this sanction threaten the physical and moral integrity of the applicants, as well as their right to education? Audience at the High Court took place on July 1st and we are awaiting the decision to be made. This decision will be a precedence for all EU countries.