Vaccine Hesitancy and Human Rights: A Comparative Analysis of Judicial Opinions in Europe and in the United States Addressing Parental Refusal to Vaccinate

Patrycja Dabrowska-Klosinska, currently a visiting researcher at the CSE, is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow pursuing a research project THEMIS, entitled “Protecting Human Rights and Public Health in Global Pandemics,” at the Health & Human Rights Unit, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. The project’s key objective is to map comparatively judicial standards of review applied by EU and US courts when deciding on individual rights and public health protection measures (for example, quarantines, treatment); and further examine how these standards could improve the human rights protection in the WHO’s International Health Regulations. Formerly, Patrycja was a member of the EU law team at the Center for Europe, University of Warsaw (2007-19), where she researched and taught EU law and governance after completing her PhD at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Discussant: Wendy Mariner / Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights

Moderator: Daniela Caruso / Jean Monnet Professor of European Law.

4:00 pm on Thursday, January 23, 2020
5:30 pm on Thursday, January 23, 2020
Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road (1st floor)