Hit Me with Your Best Shot: Mandatory Vaccinations in Italy Become a Reality

Hit Me with Your Best Shot: Mandatory Vaccinations in Italy Become a Reality

By: Kathryn Bristor.

In response to a national measles outbreak, the Italian government has enacted a mandatory vaccinations law for school-aged children as a prerequisite to school enrollment, with hefty consequences for noncompliance.  While not everyone is in agreement about this law, the Italian people may not be able to afford to refuse vaccinations without putting their loved ones, and themselves, at risk.

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Paradiso and Campanelli v Italy: Surrogacy Agreements and their Exploitation of Surrogate Mothers and Children in the EU

Paradiso and Campanelli v Italy: Surrogacy Agreements and their Exploitation of Surrogate Mothers and Children in the EU

By: Kelly Kane.

A recent case before the European Court on Human Rights has raised the issue of surrogacy as a form of human trafficking.  While Article 8 prohibits “interference by a public authority with the exercise of” the right to private life and family life, in January the Court determined that removal of a six-month-old child from his adoptive parents was not a violation of this right.

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