Belgian Court Rules COVID Pass Illegal & Orders Local Government To Withdraw Measure
A court in Belgium's Wallonia region, a French speaking region in southern Belgium that's home to approximately 3.5 million people, has ruled that the use of a COVID vaccine certificate is illegal. As a result, the court has ordered the local government to pay a daily fine of €5,000 ($5,658 USD) until they withdraw the measure.
The lawsuit was initiated by 'Notre bon droit' (Our good right), a non-profit organization.
According to the court, rules requiring these certificates for people to enter gyms, restaurants, cafés and various other places go completely against the rights and freedoms of individuals. Not only that, the judgement expressed that measures like vaccine passes do not serve the goal that they pursue, which is to stop the spread of COVID.
Despite the ruling, the Wallonia region stated that they would not repeal the regulation and has appealed the judgement.
The COVID pass is currently mandatory throughout the country as citizens wish to access certain venues. But regional governments are the ones responsible for enforcing these measures.
There are many science-based reasons calling into question the use of vaccine passes, many millions of people have been protesting against these measures since they've been implemented.
It appears that the largest and most constant gatherings in human history are not being televised, maintaining the presumption that only a small minority opposed these ideas.