Court overturns ‘unlawful’ vaccine mandate for police, NZDF

Court overturns ‘unlawful’ vaccine mandate for police, NZDF
The police force has been covered by a mandate since Dec 2021 (Photo: Supplied)
Michael Andrew
The high court at Wellington has overturned a vaccine mandate for the police and defence forces after a judge found the circumstances of this particular mandate being applied did not justify the ensuing limitation of fundamental human rights and was therefore unlawful.Following a judicial review earlier this month, Justice Francis Cooke today upheld the applicants’ claims that two rights in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 had been limited by the mandate – the right to refuse a medical treatment under section 11, and the righ...

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