UCL Faculty of Laws


Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and human rights

By Professor Jeff King (Professor of Law at UCL Laws), Professor Octávio Luiz Motta Ferraz (Professor of Law at King's College London) and Dr Andrew Jones (Research Fellow at UCL Laws)

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23 December 2021

Publication details

King, Jeff; Ferraz, Octávio Luiz Motta and Jones, Andrew (2021) 'Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and human rights', Lancet. 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02873-7. 


In principle, mandatory vaccination is compatible with human rights law, yet great care is needed in the design of any mandates, argue Professor Jeff King, Dr Andrew Jones and Professor Octavio Ferraz in an article for The Lancet.

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