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Antigua: Constitutional rights are “not absolute”- vaccination can be mandated, lawyers say

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(Antigua Observer) “This issue of a choice to take or not to take without consequences is a fiction,” said senior counsel Anthony Astaphan as he explained that constitutional rights are “not absolute or unqualified”.

Astaphan made this statement in a discussion on state media regarding the constitutionality of mandatory vaccination.

He was joined by learned attorney Kenny Kentish who agreed that mandatory vaccination is justifiable by law.

“There is no such thing as an absolute right. The most important human right that you can think of is probably the right to life but there are laws that provide for circumstances in which the death penalty could be applied,” Kentish added.

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