The European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) considered that the fines for parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are legal; so are the decisions of schools to refuse to accept such children.
The message appeared on the Council of Europe's Twitter account.
The first judgment from the European Court of Human Rights on compulsory #vaccination of children has found no violation of the #humanrights convention.#ECHR press release https://t.co/BTHxmxW1F5 pic.twitter.com/khuwV82O4h— Council of Europe office in Brussels (@CoEinBrussels) April 8, 2021
In Czech Republic, vaccinations against nine diseases are obligatory. The parents who refuse to get their children inoculated may be fined. Schools and kindergartens may refuse to accept such children.
However, parents of some children who refused to get them vaccinated (and were fined for that), filed a lawsuit agsainst the Czech Republic. The court ruled that the measures that they appealed against :have a reasonable relation of proportionality with the goals of the Czech Republic: protection from diseases that carry grave risks for health", the court said.
The ECHR also added that a number of European countries began to treat vaccination campaign more seriously, as the number of voluntary vaccinations reduced, which resulted in the lowering of collective immunity.
It is the precedent created by the decision of the Court; according to it, obligatory vaccinations do not contravene European Convention for Human Rights. Normally, such cases are not considered by this legal authority.