‘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.
Date: 18 May 2021, 15:00 (Tuesday, 4th week, Trinity 2021)
Venue: Venue to be announced
Speakers: Professor Timothy Endicott (Oxford Law Faculty), Dr Christine Rollier (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Maison Française d'Oxford
Organisers: Prof Pascal Marty (Maison Française d'Oxford), Judith Rainhorn (Wolfson College and Maison Française d'Oxford), Mogens Laerke (MFO), Thomas Lacroix (Maison Française d’Oxford)
Part of: 'Science and the Public Sphere' Seminar
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pf-6vrTsqHNMYh4PCOhJjAUzXVxUlV_tS
Audience: Public
Editor: Anne-Sophie Gabillas