- Dr Bridget Haire, Kirby Institute, UNSW
- Dr Jane Williams,Sydney Health Ethics and Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney
- Professor Jackie Leach Scully, Disability Innovation Institute, UNSW
This project was part of the Australian Human Rights Institute's 2021 seed funding round, receiving $9,963.00.
This is an empirical ethics research project that aims to examine the potential impacts of a ‘vaccine passport’ using a human rights lens.
The study will identify the human rights impacts that the introduction of a vaccine passport could have on populations who experience vulnerability and/or marginalisation in the health context.
Specifically, the project will:
- Consider the ethical justification for a vaccine passport;
- Identify the risks and benefits of a vaccine passport in the Australian context; and
- Document and explore the perspectives of groups who may face barriers to vaccination (and thus freedom of movement) due to healthcare access or medical contraindications.
The project is a pilot for further research looking at human rights impacts of COVID restrictions.
if you are interested in being interviewed for this project, please contact Cherie Bennett at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 project update
Qualitative interviews are underway with key stakeholders from populations who experience vulnerability and/or marginalisation in the health context, and analysis and discussion of completed interviews has commenced.
Among other planned outputs, findings will be written up into a paper that will be submitted to a human rights-related peer reviewed journal.