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164 judgments found.


AIDS Law Project v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2015
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 97 of 2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Poverty, Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Petitioner, AIDS Law Project, brought suit against the Government of Kenya, arguing that Section 24 of the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act, No. 14 of 2006 (the Act) was unconstitutional. The Petitioner argued that Section 24 of the Act was vague and overbroad, and therefore unconstitutional. Section 24 imposed criminal sanctions upon …Read more

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Attorney General, et al. v. Dickson Tapela, et al.

Country: Botswana
Year: 2015
Court: Court of Appeal of the Republic of Botswana at Gaborone
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Case 1: Tapela and Piye, two Zimbabwean nationals imprisoned in Botswana, both contracted HIV in prison. They were refused antiretroviral treatment for their condition based on a internal directive issued by the national government to all public medical institutions and personnel on March 26, 2004, indicating that testing, assessment, and treatment with antiretroviral and highly active …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, People living with HIV/AIDS, Testing
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L.N. & 21 Others v. Ministry of Health, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2015
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 218 of 2013
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioners suffered from renal failure and required frequent renal dialysis treatments. Kenyatta National Hospital did not have an adequate number of machines to serve Petitioners’ needs, and would often choose to treat in-patients before Petitioners. Furthermore, the National Hospital Insurance Fund would not reimburse Petitioners for treatments sought at private hospitals. Petitioners brought suit …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Kidney disease, Long-term care, Low income, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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Stransham-Ford v. Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2015
Court: High Court, North Gauteng
Citation: [2015] ZAGPHC, 27401/15
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

This case concerned physician-assisted suicide in South Africa. The applicant, a 66-year-old highly educated, experienced lawyer with four children and a mother, had terminal stage 4 cancer with only a few weeks left to live and brought suit against various government ministries. He sought a declaratory order that a medical practitioner may end, or enable …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Informed choice, Noncommunicable diseases, Palliative care, Patient choice, Suicide
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Millicent Awuor Omuya& 1 Or. v. Attorney General & 4 Ors.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2015
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 562 of 2012
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The petitioners were two women who gave birth and were detained by Pumwani Hospital when they could not pay maternity fees in full upon discharge. The first petitioner was referred to the hospital with a potential breech birth and was detained for 24 days after discharge when she was unable to pay her hospital bill. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Caesarean, Childbirth, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Humiliating treatment, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Low income, Maternal health, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Kenya) & 3 Ors. v. Attorney General & 2 Ors.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2015
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 266 of 2015
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The Director of Medical Services issued a letter on December 3, 2013 and a memo on February 24, 2014 to “All Health Workers” that directed them not to participate in training on safe abortion practice and threatened legal action for non-compliance. The Federation of Women Lawyers filed suit, stating that the letter and memo had …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Access to healthcare, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assisted reproductive technology, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Unsafe abortion
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Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) & 3 Others v. Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 2015
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Constitutional Appeal No. 1 of 2013
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

This case was filed by the families of two women who died during childbirth and the Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD). They argued that inadequate resources for maternal health violated the right to health under Objectives XIV (b) XX, XV and Article 8A of the Ugandan Constitution, the right to life under …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Childbirth, Clinics, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Indigent, Infant health, Infant mortality, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Midwifery, Poor, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Underprivileged
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Nyakaana v. National Environment Management Authority & 6 Ors.

Country: Uganda
Year: 2015
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2015] UGSC 14
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to property
Facts:

The National Environment Management Authority (“NEMA”) demolished the petitioner’s house after serving notice that his residential property was in a wetland. He filed a Constitutional Petition in the Constitutional Court maintaining that his rights over his property and his right to a hearing and to an appeal had been violated. He claimed that Sections 67, …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Harm reduction, Pollution, Water pollution, Water safety
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Tapela, et al. v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Botswana
Year: 2014
Court: High Court
Citation: (MAHGB-000057-14), BWHC 1 (2014)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants, two prisoners with HIV and an interested non-governmental organization, complain that the policy of denying Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (“HAART”) to non-citizen inmates is a violation of the rights of such non-citizen prisoners under the Constitution of Botswana. HAART is a drug treatment that helps control HIV mutation and reduces the likelihood of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, ARVs, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health expenditures, HIV, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, TB, Transmission, Tuberculosis
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Government of the Republic of Namibia v. LM, et al.

Country: Namibia
Year: 2014
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: (SA 49/2012) [2014] NASC 19
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Three Namibian women who were all pregnant and HIV-positive were sterilized at State hospitals after giving birth. The women claimed they were sterilized without their informed consent, and that they were sterilized due to their HIV-positive status. The first woman said that her doctor (through her nurse) told her that all HIV-positive women must have …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Caesarean, Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Counseling, Emergency care, Forced sterilization, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health records, HIV positive, HIV status, Informed choice, Mandatory sterilization, Medical records, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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Rosemary Namubiru v. Uganda

Country: Uganda
Year: 2014
Court: High Court
Citation: HCT-00-CR-CN---0050-2014
Health Topics: Aging, Child and adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Facts:

Appellant Rosemary Namubiru was charged with and convicted of committing a negligent act likely to spread infection of disease, contrary to Section 171 of Uganda’s Penal Code Act. Appellant worked as a nurse at Victoria Clinic, a public hospital in Kampala. On 7 January 2013, appellant began intravenous administration of antibiotics to two-year-old Mathew Mushabe. …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Duty of care, Elderly, Infant health; Pediatric health; Minor, Negligence; Standard of care; Health care workers; Health care professionals, Older persons, Public hospitals; HIV; HIV positive; Transmission; Hepatitis
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Okwanda v. Minister of Health and Medical Services, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2013
Court: High Court - Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 94 of 2012
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to housing, Right to social security, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

Petitioner, an elderly retired person, was diagnosed with diabetes and Benign Hypertrophy (a life-threatening terminal disease). Petitioner claimed that that the cost of the medication was prohibitive and that he was in need of urgent medical attention. Petitioner sought assistance of the court to enforce his fundamental rights to the highest attainable standard of health …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Diabetes, Diet, Elderly, Food, Health spending, Hunger, Indigent, Low income, Malnutrition, Noncommunicable diseases, Older persons, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Senior citizens, Underprivileged
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Dlamini v. Rex

Country: Swaziland
Year: 2013
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2013] SZHC 2
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Facts:

Appellants were appealing the denial of bail after being charged with armed robbery using firearms, attempted murder and violating a drug law. The first appellant contended that he suffered from pneumonia and frequent sinus problems that required high levels of ventilation and protection from colds, which would not be provided when in custody. Both appellants …Read more

Tags: Custody, Detainee, Detention, Health records, Medical records, Pneumonia, Prison conditions, Respiratory diseases
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Peter Mule Muthungu (suing as administrator and Personal representative of thereafter Estate of Jane Mueningui) v. Kenyatta National Hospital

Country: Kenya
Year: 2013
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Civil Suit 364 of 2007
Health Topics: Health information, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

As the administrator of the deceased’s estate, the plaintiff sought the medical records of the deceased from the defendant hospital. The plaintiff had separately filed a medical negligence suit against the defendant. The plaintiff and his counsel determined that the hospital records, which related to the deceased’s treatment before death, were necessary for the negligence …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Duty of care, Freedom of information, Health data, Health records, Medical records, Negligence
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Lohé Issa Konaté v. Burkina Faso

Country: Burkina Faso
Year: 2013
Court: African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (Cour Africaine des droits de l’homme et des peoples)
Citation: Application No. 004/2013
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to health
Facts:

Lohé Issa Konaté alleged that his criminal conviction in Burkina Faso for libel was a violation of his right to freedom of expression, contrary to Article 9 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (“Charter”) and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR”). At the High Court, Konaté …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail
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Front for the Liberation of the State of Cabinda v. Republic of Angola

Country: Angola
Year: 2013
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Citation: Communication 328/06
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Poverty, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to development, Right to property, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

The state of Cabinda was declared annexed by Angola without any Cabindan participation in 1975. Despite protests by the Cabindan people, Angola exercised sovereignty over Cabinda. Groups in Cabinda attempted to re-claim autonomy of their country in 2002, but Angola undertook a massive military campaign against them. Angola’s large military force committed numerous documented human …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Cruel treatment, Humanitarian crisis, Indigenous groups, Low income, Military, Poor, Threat of violence, Torture
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Dudley Lee v. Minister for Correctional Services

Country: South Africa
Year: 2012
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [2012] ZACC 30
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

While incarcerated in congested prison with poor hygienic conditions, Dudley Lee was infected with tuberculosis (TB).  The responsible prison authorities were aware of the risk of the inmates’ contracting TB, but did not have a comprehensive system in place to reduce the risk of infection. Rather, the prison authorities relied on a system of inmates …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Examination, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Malnutrition, Negligence, Prison conditions, Remedies, Standard of care, TB, Tort, Tuberculosis
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British American Tobacco South Africa v. Minister of Health

Country: South Africa
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court of Appeal
Citation: (463/2011) [2012] ZASCA 107 (20 June 2012)
Health Topics: Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to a clean environment, Right to health
Facts:

Section 3(1)(a) of the Tobacco Products Control Act of 1993 (the “Act”) prohibited any person from “advertising” or “promoting” a tobacco product.  The appellant, a tobacco manufacturer, contended that this prohibition should not extend to its one-to-one communication with consenting adult consumers of tobacco products as it was an unconstitutional limit on both the appellant’s …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Smoking, Tobacco regulation
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Georgina Ahamefule v. Imperial Medical Centre

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2012
Court: High Court of Lagos State
Citation: Suit No. ID/16272000
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

The Plaintiff was a nurse at a medical centre. Defendants were the medical centre and a doctor at the centre. While employed at the medical centre, the Plaintiff became pregnant and developed a skin disorder. She sought medical attention and the Defendant doctor performed several diagnostic tests. Neither the nature nor the outcome of the tests …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Compensation, Compulsory testing, Damages, Duty of care, Employment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Informed choice, Involuntary testing, Mandatory testing, Maternal health, Miscarriage, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Pregnancy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Standard of care, STDs, STIs, Transmission
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Patricia Asero Ochieng, et al. v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2012
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition 409 of 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioners were citizens of Kenya living with HIV. They claimed that provisions of the Anti-Counterfeiting Act, 2008 (the Act) severely restricted access to affordable, essential medicines, including generic medicines for HIV-related diseases, in violation of their fundamental rights to life, dignity and health protected under articles 26(1), 28 and 43 of the Constitution of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Children, Drug quality, Drug safety, Essential medicines, Generic drugs, HIV, HIV positive, Intellectual property, Manufacturing, Minor, Patents, Pediatric health, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Poor, Pricing, Spurious medicines, Transmission, Underprivileged
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Center for Health Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) v. Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 2012
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Constitutional Petition No. 16 of 2011
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Medicines, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioners claimed that the lack of provision of basic health maternal commodities in Government Health Facilities and the negligent, unethical behavior of health workers toward expectant mothers in those facilities resulted in violations of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (the “Constitution”). Specifically, the petitioners claimed violations of the right to health and …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Children, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Essential medicines, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health spending, Humiliating treatment, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Infant health, Infant mortality, Inhuman treatment, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Midwifery, Negligence, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Poor, Pregnancy, Primary care, Public hospitals, Remedies, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Minister of Health and Social Services v. Medical Association of Namibia

Country: Namibia
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2012] NASC 7; SA 13/2010 and 21/2010
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Medicines
Facts:

The Minister of Health and Social Services issued regulations for the Medicines Act that created a licensing scheme for medical practitioners to be able to continue to dispense certain medicine. It also established a three-month transitional grace period, where medical practitioners already dispensing medicine could apply for the license and continue dispensing medicine while their …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health regulation, Pharmaceuticals
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Petition No. 409 of 2009

Country: Kenya
Year: 2012
Court: High Court of Kenya
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Petitioners were indigent Kenyan citizens that were infected with HIV/AIDS. Petitioners depended on antiretroviral drugs for treatment of their condition; and, because of their poverty, relied on a program administered by the Kenyan government and an NGO for the provision of these drugs at little or no cost. This program could afford to operate as …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, AIDS, Generic drugs, Health spending, HIV, People living with HIV/AIDS
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Cipla Medpro Ltd. v. Aventis Pharma SA

Country: South Africa
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court of Appeal
Citation: Case No: 139/2012 and Case No: 138/2012; [2012] ZASCA 108
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Aventis, a pharmaceutical company, applied for a preliminary injunction against infringement of its patent on its cancer drug Taxotere in order to restrain Cipla, an Indian pharmaceutical company, from importing, manufacturing or selling Cipla’s generic equivalent of the drug. Prior to this, Cipla had applied for revocation of Aventis’ amended patent on a number of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Cancer, Generic drugs, Health insurance, Intellectual property, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Patents
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Benali v Libya

Country: Libya
Year: 2012
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 1805/2008
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

On 9 August 1995, B, a Libyan citizen, was arrested by the Libyan Internal Security Agency and held in secret detention at Abu Slim prison. In September 2000, B’s relatives were informed that B was alive and allowed to visit him in prison. During those visits, B told his relatives he had been regularly tortured …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Forced disappearance, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement, Torture
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Ochieng v. Attorney General

Country: Kenya
Year: 2012
Court: High Court of Kenya (Nairobi)
Citation: Petition No. 409 of 2009
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The petitioners were Kenyan citizens living with HIV/AIDS. They petitioned seeking a declaration that the fundamental rights of life, human dignity and health as protected and envisaged by the Constitution, encompassed access to affordable and essential drugs and medicines, including generic HIV/AIDS drugs. The petitioners also sought a declaration that the Anti-Counterfeit Act, 2008 and …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, AIDS, Essential medicines, Generic drugs, HIV, HIV positive, Intellectual property, Patents, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pricing, TRIPS
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Joyce Nawila Chiti v. Zambia

Country: Zambia
Year: 2012
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication no. 1303/2004
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to education, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

On 28 October 1997, JC (a military officer) was arrested by Zambian police for an attempted coup d’état. He was severely tortured and charged with treason. While being tortured, he was forced to sign false confessions and to implicate other military officials. Because of the torture, he was hospitalized at various times. On 31 October …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Cancer, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Execution, Forced disappearance, Forced displacement, HIV, HIV positive, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Malnutrition, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Police, Prison conditions, Refugees, Torture
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The Kenya Society for the Mentally Handicapped (KSMH) v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2012
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition 155A of 2011
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to education, Right to health
Facts:

The petitioners, the Kenya Society for the Mentally Handicapped, brought suit against the Kenyan government for violating the rights of Kenyans with intellectual, mental and psychosocial disabilities. They brought suit against six respondents: the National Council for Persons with Disabilities for not implementing measures that address the needs of people with mental disabilities, formulate policies to …Read more

Tags: Budget, Mental disability, Mental institution, Mental retardation
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Déogratias Niyonzima v. Burundi

Country: Burundi
Year: 2012
Court: Committee Against Torture
Citation: Communication No. 514/2012; U.N. Doc. CAT/C/53/D/514/2012
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Niyonzima was secretary general of the Peoples Reconciliation Party in Burundi. On August 1, 2006 Niyonzima was arrested outside his home by 20 armed police men. No reason was given for his arrest. Niyonzima was taken first to the National Intelligence Service and then back to his home. His home was searched and items were …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Humiliating treatment, Torture
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Center for Health Human Rights and Development, et al. v. Nakaseke District Local Administration

Country: Uganda
Year: 2012
Court: High Court at Kampala
Citation: Civil Suit No. 111 of 2012
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Nanteza Irene, the deceased, was taken to Nakaseke Hospital for obstetric care and management in order to deliver a child. The plaintiffs asserted that she died because she had an obstructed labor condition and did not receive appropriate medical care and attention. The assigned doctor on duty for the day that she went to the …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Duty of care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inadequate treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Negligence, Pregnancy, Public hospitals
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