Australian Teacher Sues Compulsory COVID-19 Vaccination
OREANDA-NEWS. A college teacher from Australia was the first in the country to sue a state government over mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, ABC reported on Monday.
According to it, teacher Belinda Sentar asked the Supreme Court of Victoria to stop compulsory vaccination for school teachers.
The court session is scheduled for Tuesday morning.
The compulsory vaccination rule introduced in September for teachers and childcare providers in Victoria, Sentar says, "is not justified from a legal or ethical standpoint."
The state authorities, in particular, ordered all teachers to be vaccinated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by October 15, and the second by November 26.
"They do not recognize the citizen's right to make their own decisions and consent to medical intervention. This is discriminatory in itself," the teacher quotes ABC. She is seeking an urgent suppression of mandatory vaccination measures.
"The proposed regulation is inconsistent with international law, federal law, Australian policy and order, and the Victorian Human Rights Charter," Sentar said in her lawsuit.
The teacher also refers to Australia's Fair Labor Relations Act, the UNESKO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Australian Code of Medicine and the Nuremberg Code.
Sentar also calls into question the safety and efficacy of the vaccines in his lawsuit, ABC notes, despite assurances from experts that there is no scientific reason to believe that these vaccines can have long-term effects on human health.