Association for Information Regarding Vaccination and Right to Choose


Suspension of the formation of the Association and financial support

We, the members of the Greek association for information regarding vaccination and the right to informed consent (Σ.Ε.Π.Ε.Δ.Ε.) in our efforts to found our association as a registered entity, have been denied by the magistrate of Amarousion.

The purpose of our association is to provide officially accepted information on vaccines. It is comprised of citizens who are interested in safeguarding the right to choose, as described by the constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A governmental denial of this right does not have a place in any democratic society but a dictatorship.

But our application to found the association, submitted in September 2017 to the magistrate of Amarousion (Athens, Greece), was denied in February 2018 by the magistrate, who based her rejection on a law regarding mandatory preventive medicine, indirectly threatening parents with negative consequences such as removal of their children’s custody. But the law she cited to our lawyer in defense of her reasoning was misconstrued.

The word “mandatory” is in regard to the government’s responsibility to provide preventive care to the citizens of Greece; nowhere is it inferred that the citizens must accept said care or risk the consequences.

Given that this rejection was based on a single magistrate’s personal opinion, an opinion that goes against that of the Department of Health and does not take the constitution into account or the present laws regarding vaccination we have decided the following:

1. To submit a deposition of complaint to the First Instance Court of Athens (our court date is April 26 2018).
2. If our complaint is denied, to submit an appeal with the Appellate Court.
3. If the appeal is denied, to take our complaint to the Supreme Court.
4. If the Supreme Court fails to insure the protection of our legal rights, to turn to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasburg.

Our only other alternative was to not found our association at all, or to submit an application in another town, risking rejection again. Or we could alter our mission statement to not mention informed consent, canceling the very goal of our association.

This is why we felt our only choice was to take any and all necessary legal action. We will go all the way to the European Court of Human Rights to claim our self-evident, inalienable rights to informed consent regarding vaccination, for ourselves and for our children.

We have begun crowd-funding to cover the court expenses and make it possible to found our Association. We are addressing all those who are concerned about the politics behind health and medicine, the future of our children and the right to choose whether to vaccinate or not.

Thank you for your support of our common goal.

Respectfully,
The Administrative Council





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