International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Article 7
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is a multilateral treaty that commits states parties to respect the civil and political rights of individuals, including the right to life, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, electoral rights and rights to due process and a fair trial. It was adopted by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2200A (XXI) on 16 December 1966 and entered into force 23 March 1976 after its thirty-fifth ratification or accession.
Article 7: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In particular, no one shall be subjected without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation.
The following principles were ignored during the Covid crisis:
The licensing of novel Covid mRNA vaccines is based on emergency authorisations (in the EU, decree 507/2006, in the US Emergency Use Authorisation) due to the absence of completed Phase III studies at the time of the immunisation campaigns. The latter therefore have to be regarded as experimental. Nevertheless people were put under pressure to get vaccinated. In countries like Austria, Germany, France or Italy people were even forced by law to get vaccinated under threat of severe penalty or professional ban.