State reforms

Questionning the health pass’ proportionality

11 / 02 / 2022

GenerationLibre reviews the proportionality of the Covid Pass. Presenting philosophical, legal and health arguments, we call for its immediate lifting.


With its Mapping of confined freedoms monitoring more than 50 restrictions of freedoms since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in the continuity of its cost-benefit analysis of lockdowns, GenerationLibre is now reviewing the proportionality of the health pass by crossing the views of Kevin Brookes, PhD in political science, Nicolas Gardères, PhD in law, and Henri Leleu, PhD in health economics.

A technological tool without precedent in history, the health pass questions the political choice to be made between disciplinary utilitarianism and the liberal tradition which accepts a share of risk as inherent in freedom..

In the present state, everything in our eyes drives the State to throw out the health pass without
further delay.

The society of control into which the health pass is tipping us constitutes an attack on
individual freedom that can become irreversible as quickly as it is imperceptible.

From a legal point of view, the decision to extend it constitutes a double attack on the Rule of Law through the procedure leading its implementation and the impossibility of proving the
proportionality of the restrictions on freedoms, which are nonetheless substantial.

If its extension in July 2021 undoubtedly explains the good vaccination rates in France, no clinical or epidemiological study has yet shown its efficacy on the evolution of the epidemic and its effect seems insufficient to convince the 5 to 15 % of unvaccinated French people.

Discover HERE our analysis note “Covid-19: a cost-benefit analysis of lockdowns” (May 2021)

Discover HERE our mapping of confined freedoms (since May 2020)

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