Informed Consent
30 November 2021
Covid-19 injections are experimental therapies being deployed under emergency use authorisation (EUA). They are not fully approved by any regulatory body and have not undergone the complete review process required for full approval. All individuals have certain inalienable rights: informed consent and bodily autonomy being two of them.

Covid-19 injections are experimental therapies being deployed under emergency use authorisation (EUA). They are not fully approved by any regulatory body and have not undergone the complete review process required for full approval.

 

All individuals have certain inalienable rights: informed consent and bodily autonomy being two of them.
Informed consent is the right to grant permission to undergo a medical procedure only after receiving accurate, up-to-date and unbiased information about its risks and benefits.
Bodily autonomy is the right to make decisions pertaining to one’s body and health.

These rights must be upheld under any circumstances. Several medical and ethical conventions attest to the sanctity of these rights.

The Nuremburg CodeNuremberg Code, 1947

Declaration of Helsinki – Ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects – World Medical Association, 2013

Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights
UNESCO, 2017

The Siracusa Principles on the Limitation and Derogation Provisions in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – American Association for the International Commission of Jurists, 1985

World Medical Association Declaration of Geneva – World Medical Association, 2017

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – Australian Government, 1966

European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights – European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2001

The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights – The African Charter, 1981

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