‘Vaccine passport II: law-making and scientific uncertainties’

This session will deal with legal and societal issues of the ‘passportisation’ approach of the pandemic. Introducing a right to participate in certain aspects of social and cultural life (going to a restaurant or a gym, gathering in a public space, travelling abroad, etc.) according to the health status of individuals raises the thorny question of the implementation of legal discrimination in democratic states: are the latter ready to assume the implementation of a differential legal regime based on the sanitary status of individuals which itself is evolving? Such a regime would in amount to making vaccination compulsory, whereas it is currently a matter of free choice, in a context of growing mistrust of vaccines due to doubts about their effectiveness and safety.