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597 judgments found.


X v. Germany

Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 54646/17
Health Topics: Prisons, Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence
Facts:

The applicant, a Russian national, arrived in Germany in 2002. In 2002 and 2011, the competent domestic authorities denied the applicant’s asylum requests. In 2012, the applicant was granted a residence permit, which was later prolonged until March 2018. In 2014, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution investigated the applicant due to …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Detention, Execution, Forced disappearance, Inhuman treatment, Terrorism, Torture
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CASE OF GÜÇ v. TURKEY

Country: Turkey
Year: 2018
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 15374/11
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant, a caretaker employed by an education center, had been taken into police custody on suspicion of child molestation. The local prosecutor lodged an indictment against the applicant, charging him with sexual abuse, sexual assault and unlawful detention of a minor. The court, however, ordered the applicant’s acquittal, holding that it was not possible …Read more

Tags: Children, Incompetence, Mental competence, Minor, Molestation, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment
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Poland v. Council of the European Union

Country: Poland
Year: 2016
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: C-358/14
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Tobacco
Facts:

Pursuant to Article 7 and Article 9 of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the European Union passed Directive 2014/40 to regulate tobacco products. The Directive required cigarette packs to include graphic images of diseased human organs and banned menthol cigarettes. It also regulated electronic or “e-cigarettes” by limiting the amount of nicotine they could …Read more

Tags: Health regulation, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Alimov v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2016
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 14344/13
Health Topics: Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

This case relates to the lawfulness and material conditions of the detention of an Uzbek refugee in Turkish holding facilities. The applicant and his family sought refuge in Turkey. The applicant was refused entry. He was placed in a detention facility at the airport pending his repatriation. The applicant’s new asylum request was rejected, to …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Cleanliness, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Immigrants, Immigration, Refugees
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Case of Dubská and Krejzová v. The Czech Republic

Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2016
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications nos. 28859/11 and 28473/12
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

Ms. Šárka Dubská and Ms. Alexandra Krejzová brought an action against the Czech Republic, claiming that Czech legislation violated the right to private life provided by Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms by effectively prohibiting health professionals, including midwifes, from assisting in home births. Czech legislation required …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Childbirth, Health regulation, Maternal health, Midwifery, Pregnancy
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Otgon v. Republic of Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2016
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: ECHR 343 (2016)
Health Topics: Infectious diseases, Public safety, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The applicant and his daughter were admitted to the hospital as they suffered from serious dysentery after drinking tap water. She ensued action against the State-owned utilities provided. The District Court ruled in her favor. The Higher Courts confirmed the findings of the first instance but reduced the award by more than half of the …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Drinking water, Dysentery, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Water safety, Water-borne disease
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The Queen (on the application of IM and MM) v. Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2015
Court: High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, Administrative Court
Citation: Case No. CO/3077/2014; [2015] EWHC 1706 (Admin)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to family life
Facts:

The issue of the case was whether AM, deceased daughter of IM and MM, gave sufficient informed consent to export her gametes to the U.S. to be fertilized there using a donor selected by her parents and used in the treatment of in vitro fertilization of her mother, IM. Even if it found that AM …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Cancer, Fertility, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Informed choice, Patient choice
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Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v. C and V

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2015
Court: Court of Protection
Citation: [2015] EWCOP 80
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The Kings College Hospital challenged respondent C’s ability to decide to end life-saving treatment, effectively choosing to die, by alleging that she lacked mental capacity. C had attempted to commit suicide by ingesting 60 paracetamol tablets with champagne.  She made this decision shortly after undergoing  treatment for breast cancer and ending of a long term …Read more

Tags: Compulsory treatment, Degrading treatment, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Incapacity, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public hospitals, Suicide, Unauthorized treatment
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Lambert and Ors. v. France

Country: France
Year: 2015
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 46043/14
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Informed consent
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants appealed a decision to terminate artificial nutrition and hydration for their son, who was in a chronic vegetative state. In 2013, Mr. Lambert’s doctor and wife initiated proceedings to terminate care under the Act of 22 April 2005 (“Act”), which amended provisions of the Public Health Code (“Code”). However, the applicants received an …Read more

Tags: Compulsory treatment, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health regulation, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Unauthorized treatment
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Cameron Mathieson, a deceased child (by his father Craig Mathieson) v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2015
Court: United Kingdom Supreme Court
Citation: [2015] UKSC 47; UKSC 2014/0166
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to social security
Facts:

The appellant, Craig Mathieson, represented his deceased son, whose Disability Living Allowance (DLA) had been suspended by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. The son had been severely disabled since birth and required a high level of care. His parents were his primary care-givers. The son was admitted to the hospital for chronic …Read more

Tags: Budget, Child development, Child mortality, Children, Differently abled, Disabled, Handicapped, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Infant health, Infant mortality, Minor, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Physically challenged, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Lazariu v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2015
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 31973/03
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant, a lawyer, was accused of inciting false testimony from witnesses involved in several sets of criminal proceedings. Upon presenting herself to the prosecutor’s office, she was prevented from leaving and eventually taken to a psychiatric hospital. The government alleged that the applicant was detained after she refused to review the criminal file against …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Law enforcement, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental institution, Police
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In the Matter of the Law on Termination of Pregnancy in Northern Ireland

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2015
Court: The High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, Queen’s Bench Division
Citation: [2015] NIQB 96; 2014 No. 125661/01
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) brought an application alleging that the rights of women in Northern Ireland who are or become pregnant with a serious malformation of the fetus (SMF), fatal fetal abnormality (FFA) or who are pregnant as a result of sexual crimes were being breached by Section 58 and Section 59 …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Access to health care, Disabled, Family planning, Health regulation, Infant health, Infant mortality, Informed choice, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Unsafe abortion, Violence against women
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The Queen (on the application of JK) v. Registrar General for England and Wales

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2015
Court: High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division
Citation: [2015] EWHC 990 (Admin)
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Claimant was a male-to-female transgendered woman who challenged the requirement that she was recorded as the father on her children’s birth certificates. Following the birth of her daughter, but before the birth of her son, the Claimant decided to live as a man and changed her name to a female name. The Claimant was …Read more

Tags: Gender identity, Gender reassignment, Homosexual, LGBTI, Queer, Sex reassignment, Sexual orientation, Tags: Gay, Transgender
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Urgenda Foundation v. The State of the Netherlands (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment)

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2015
Court: Hague District Court (Chamber for Commercial Affairs)
Citation: C/09/456689
Health Topics: Environmental health
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiff Urgenda, a foundation committed to a more sustainable society, brought a claim on behalf of over 800 individuals against the defendant, the state of the Netherlands, regarding climate change. Specifically, the plaintiff asked the court to rule that it would be unlawful for the defendant not to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Climate change, Environmental degradation, Global warming, Harm reduction, Pollution
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Case 2015-470

Country: France
Year: 2015
Court: Conseil constitutionnel [Constitutional Council]
Citation: Decision n° 2015-470 QPC
Health Topics: Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The claimant water company alleged that France’s prohibition on allowing water providers to interrupt the provision of drinking water to users who did not pay their bills violated the constitutionally protected rights of contractual freedom and entrepreneurial freedom and the principles of equality before the law and public expenditures, especially considering that the electricity, heating, …Read more

Tags: Drinking water, Potable water
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Case C‐528/13

Country: France
Year: 2015
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: Case C‐528/13 Geoffrey Léger v Ministre des Affaires sociales, de la Santé et des Droits des femmes, Établissement français du sang
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The case concerned whether France could permanently defer men who have had sex with another man from blood donation. Mr. Léger went to a collection center to donate blood, but his blood donation was refused on the ground that he had had sexual intercourse with another man. The decision was based on a French decree …Read more

Tags: Blood transfusion, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Public safety
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X and Y v. Georgia

Country: Georgia
Year: 2015
Court: Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Citation: Communication No. 24/2009; U.N. Doc. CEDAW/C/61/D/24/2009
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

X and her daughter Y claimed a long history of physical and sexual assault at the hands of X’s husband, who was Y’s father. X was raped by him in 1987 and later married him, believing that Georgian social and cultural norms defining virginity as essential to female virtue compelled her to marry him or …Read more

Tags: Assault, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, Molestation, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Romania-Helsinki Committee on Behalf of Ionel Garcea v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2015
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 2959/11
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant was a Romanian NGO known as the Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Romania-Helsinki Committee (“Association”), representing a deceased party, Ionel Garcea.  Garcea was a mentally ill prisoner who died in prison. During his sentence, he made a number of complaints about his treatment, with the Association representing him. In June …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Compulsory examination, Compulsory testing, Compulsory treatment, Counseling, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Emergency care, Epilepsy, Examination, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Imprisonment, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Incapacity, Incarceration, Informed choice, Inmate, Involuntary examination, Involuntary treatment, Jail, Lung disease, Mandatory examination, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Pneumonia, Prison conditions, Psychosis, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Standard of care, Suicide, Trauma
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Parrillo v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2015
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 46470/11
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to property
Facts:

The applicant, Parrillo, claimed that a legislative ban preventing her from donating embryos conceived in vitro to scientific research violated her rights to respect for private life and peaceful enjoyment of her possessions under Article 8 and Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization
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AN v. The Minister for Health & Children

Country: Ireland
Year: 2015
Court: High Court of Ireland
Citation: [2015] IEHC 396 (Ir.)
Health Topics: Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The appellant was diagnosed as a carrier of hemophilia A as an infant. Since she was a factor VII deficient, she had to get factor replacement therapy to cover any surgical or dental operation. The appellant was treated with a variety of blood products in the course of her childhood and teenage years including a …Read more

Tags: Blood transfusion, Compensation, Hepatitis
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A.M. V. The Minister For Health

Country: Ireland
Year: 2015
Court: High Court
Citation: [2015] I.E.H.C. 660
Health Topics: Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

This case is an appeal from an award of damages granted to the appellant pursuant to the Hepatits C Compensation Tribunal Acts. The appellant contracted hepatitis C in 1977 after being given an anti D injection that “came from a batch infected with hepatitis C.” In 1998, pursuant to the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal Acts, …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Hepatitis, Mental competence, Negligence, Remedies
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Giorgini v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2015
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 20034/11
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Hospitals, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Ms. Ebe Gigliola Giorgini, the applicant, is an Italian national who was born in 1933. In 2008, the applicant was convicted by the District Court for a number of different offenses, including criminal association, aggravated fraud, and ill-treatment. In 2010, the applicant underwent a second set of criminal proceedings. On June 9, 2010, the Pistoia …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Elderly, Health facilities, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Older persons, Prison conditions
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D.G. v The Netherlands

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2015
Court: Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Citation: Communication No. 52/2013; UN Doc. CEDAW/C/61/D/52/2013
Health Topics: Poverty, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

DG, arrived in the Netherlands from Bulgaria in 2007. She worked at a restaurant and then as a prostitute. She stated in her complaint that she left prostitution after a client held her hostage at gunpoint. Unable to pay her rent, DG became homeless in December 2008. DG applied for shelter under the Social Support …Read more

Tags: Gender-based violence, Indigent, Low income, Migrants, Poor, sex work, Sex workers, Underprivileged, violence, Violence against women
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Levan Asatiani, et al. v. Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs

Country: Georgia
Year: 2014
Court: Constitutional Court [საქართველოს საკონსტიტუციო სასამართლო]
Citation: Case #2/1/536
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia issued orders by which “homosexuals” were prohibited from donating blood or its components. The plaintiffs self-identified as homosexuals and, accordingly were impacted by the order. The plaintiffs alleged that the regulations of the Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia were in contradiction …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Blood transfusion, Hepatitis, HIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Smallpox, STDs, STIs, Testing, Transmission
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A.K. v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 33011/08
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

After giving birth to a child with Down syndrome, the Petitioner (a forty years old woman) alleged that she was denied adequate and timely medical care in the form of antenatal screening tests. She claimed that her doctor failed to refer her for proper prenatal testing in accordance with the medical protocols in place. According to …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Maternal health, Medical records, Pregnancy, Testing
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M.H. v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 11577/06
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant was severely disabled as a result of Down’s Syndrome. The applicant lived with her mother, her nearest relative. She often exhibited difficult behavior and towards the end of 2002 social workers had become extremely concerned about the impact on the physical and mental health of the applicant and her mother. On 31 January …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Detainee, Detention, Incapacity, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Psychiatry
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L.H. v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 52019/07
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant gave birth by Caesarean section in the Cesis District Central Hospital (Cesis Hospital) in 1997. The surgeon conducting the Caesarean section performed a tubal ligation (surgical contraception) without the applicant’s consent. The applicant commenced civil proceedings against the hospital to recover damages for the unauthorized procedure. Ultimately, in December 2006, the applicant’s claim …Read more

Tags: Caesarian, Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Forced sterilization, Health records, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Medical records, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-disclosure, Notification, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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Valetov v. Kazakhstan

Country: Kazakhstan
Year: 2014
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 2104/2011
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Nikolai Valetov, a Russian national, was arrested and charged in June 2001 with murder by Kyrgyzstan authorities while living in Kyrgyzstan. In addition to maintaining that he was framed for this crime by the police, Valetov further claimed that he was tortured by the police so severely while in pre-trial detention that he was permanently …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Asylum, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Examination, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Rape, TB, Torture, Tuberculosis
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Fag ogArbejde, acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v. Kommunernes Landsforening, acting on behalf of the Municipality of Billund

Country: Denmark
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: Case C‐354/13
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disabilities
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The plaintiff, a childminder in the employ of the Municipality of Billund (the defendant), was fired. The plaintiff claimed such firing was due to his obesity, although  the defendant claimed that the plaintiff was fired due to a decline in the number of children for him to take care of. The European Convention for the …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Employment, Handicapped, Obesity, Physically challenged
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Konovalova v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 37873/04, § 1, ECHR 2014
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to privacy
Facts:

Ms. Konovalova, a Russian citizen, experienced contractions due to her pregnancy and was taken to S. M. Kirov Military Medical Academy Hospital. After she was admitted to the gynecology ward, she was given a booklet issued by the hospital that contained a notice stating, “We ask you to respect the fact that medical treatment in …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Confidentiality, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Disclosure, Health care professionals, Health facilities, Health records, Humiliating treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Maternal health, Medical records, Non-pecuniary damage, Notification, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Public hospitals
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