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73 judgments found.


Pellett (Re)

Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2017 ONCA 753
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The appellant was a 62 year old female diagnosed with schizophrenia. She had a long-standing history of hospitalization, treatment, release, de-compensation, relapse, and re-admission. When psychotic, the appellant had a history of troubling behaviour, including attempts to divert traffic, throwing objects out of a window, crashing her car and smashing other cars with brooms. The …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Community-based care, Compulsory treatment, Harm reduction, Informed choice, Mandatory treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Patient choice, Pharmaceuticals, Psychiatry, Psychosis, Psychotropic drugs, Schizophrenia
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Nelson v. Livermore

Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2017 ONCA 712
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Informed consent, Mental health, Prisons, Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Rodney Nelson sought judicial review of his involuntary admission to a psychiatric hospital under Ontario’s Mental Health Act (“MHA”) and an order for his immediate release due to rights infringements. Nelson had a lengthy history of crimes with many violent offences, including sexual offences against women and children. A psychiatrist completed an application for psychiatric …Read more

Tags: Assault, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Examination, Forced treatment, Health regulation, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Molestation, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Threat of violence, Violence against women
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Hickox v. Christie

Country: United States
Year: 2016
Court: United States District Court, D. New Jersey.
Citation: 205 F. Supp. 3d 579 (D. N.J. 2016)
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The plaintiff, Kaci Hickox, brought a civil rights action against Governor Christie and state public health officials, alleging that her 80-hour quarantine, upon returning to the United States after caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, violated her rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments. Prior to the plaintiff’s return to the United States, a …Read more

Tags: Detention, Humanitarian crisis
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Muhamad Juzaili Bin Mohd Khamis, et al. v. State Government of Negeri Sembilan, et al.

Country: Malaysia
Year: 2015
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: Civil Appeal No. 01-498-11/2012
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to work
Facts:

Section 66 of the Syariah Criminal Enactment of 1992 made it an offence for Muslim males to wear women’s attire or to pose as a woman in a public place. Conviction resulted in a fine or imprisonment not exceeding six months or both. The Appellants were Muslim men with Gender Identity Disorder (GID) who expressed …Read more

Tags: Gender identity, Gender identity disorder, Gender reassignment, Homosexual, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation, Transgender, Transsexual
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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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Tomlinson v. Belize and Trinidad & Tobago

Country: Belize, Trinidad and Tobago
Year: 2013
Court: Caribbean Court of Justice
Citation: Tomlinson v. Belize and Trindad & Tobago, CCJ (2013); CCJ Application No. OA 2 of 2013
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence
Facts:

The petitioner was a homosexual man and an LGBT activist who had traveled to Belize and Trinidad and Tobago; he had never been denied entry into either state. When he learned that section 5 of the Belize Immigration Act and section 8 of the Trinidad and Tobago prohibited homosexuals, prostitutes, or any person who living …Read more

Tags: Gay, Homosexual, Immigration, LGBTI, Migrants, Queer, Sexual orientation
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Kurić and Others v. Slovenia

Country: Slovenia
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 26828/06
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to acquire nationality, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The eight applicants had previously been citizens of both the former Yugoslavia and one of its constituent republics other than Slovenia. They had acquired permanent residence in Slovenia, but, following its independence, had either not requested Slovenian citizenship or had had their application refused. On 26 February 1992, pursuant to the newly enacted Aliens Act, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Social security, Underprivileged
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Munjaz v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 2913/06; [2012] ECHR 1704
Health Topics: Hospitals, Mental health
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 family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Applicant, a UK citizen born in 1947, alleged that the seclusion policy (“Policy”) of Ashworth Special Hospital (“Ashworth”), the maximum security hospital where he was committed for a mental illness, violated the European Convention on Human Rights. After several instances of incarceration and hospitalization on account of various mental health issues, the applicant was …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Incompetence, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Isolation, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public hospitals, Seclusion, Torture
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Kichwa Peoples of the Sarayaku Community v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2012
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Case No. 12.465; Series C No. 245, June 27, 2012
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Environmental health, Health care and health services, Medicines, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to participation, Right to property
Facts:

This case concerned the Kichwa nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon, which encompassed two Peoples who shared the same linguistic and cultural tradition. The State of Ecuador had granted a private oil company a permit to carry out oil exploration and exploitation of activities in the ancestral territory of the Kichwa nation. The State did not …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Alternative medicine, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Diet, Humiliating treatment, Indigenous groups, Indigenous medicine, Industrial waste, Inhuman treatment, Military, Pollution, Primary care, Rape, Sexual violence, Torture, Violence against women
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The Rio Negro Massacres v. Guatemala

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2012
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Freedom of religion, Right to bodily integrity, Right to development, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

This case deals with the destruction of the Mayan community of Río Negro by a series of massacres perpetrated by the Guatemalan army and members of the civil self-defence patrols in 1980 and 1982 which, according to the IACmHR, included the persecution and elimination of members of the Mayan community, subsequent violations directed against the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Assault, Budget, Child development, Children, Health promotion, Low income, Malnutrition, Minor, Poor, Potable water, Public hospital, Rape, Safe drinking water, Sewage, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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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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Laidlow v The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Country: Canada
Year: 2012
Court: Federal Court
Citation: (2012) FC 144
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant was a citizen of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines who entered Canada on a visitor visa, and remained in Canada illegally after his visa had expired. During this time, he was hospitalized after losing his eyesight and memory. He was diagnosed with a benign tumor affecting his brain and pituitary gland. The tumor …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Blind, Essential medicines, Examination, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Immigrants, Immigration, Refugees, Testing
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Kiyutin v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 2700/10, (2011) 53 EHRR 26; [2011] ECHR 439
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to family life, Right to housing
Facts:

K was born in the Uzbek SSR of the Soviet Union and acquired Uzbekistan citizenship following the collapse of the USSR. In October 2002, K’s brother purchased a house in the Oryol Region of Russia. In 2003, K, his half brother and their mother moved into this house. In July 2003, K married a Russian …Read more

Tags: AIDS, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Most-at-risk, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs

Case 0005-08-AN

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitutional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional Case No. 0005-08-AN, April 2, 2009
Health Topics: Disabilities
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence
Facts:

This case was a noncompliance action brought by the plaintiffs, Silvia Game Muñoz y Alfredo Luna Narváez, in respect of Art. 23 of the Law Restating the Law regarding Persons with Disabilities (“LRLPD”), which provided for the importation of certain vehicles for the use of persons with disabilities. The first plaintiff had previously obtained a favorable ruling …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Handicapped, Physically challenged
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Antunovic v. Dawson and Anr.

Country: Australia
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Victoria
Citation: (2010) 30 VR 355; [2010] VSC 377
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Zeljka Antunovic, 35 years of age, suffered from a mental illness for which she was treated involuntarily under a community treatment order issued pursuant to the Mental Health Act of 1986. She lived at the Northfolk Terrace Community Center Unit for some time before deciding she wished to return home to live with her mother. …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory treatment, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory treatment, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Psychiatry
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Aranzazu Meneses de Jiménez v. Colombia

Country: Colombia
Year: 2010
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: P2779-02, Inter-Am. C.H.R., Report No. 50/10 (2010).
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to work
Facts:

Aranzazu Meneses de Jiménez, a General Service Operator at the Maria Inmaculada Hospital, filed a petition against the Republic of Colombia alleging a violation of article 4 (right to life), article 5 (right to humane treatment), and article 25 (right to judicial protection) of the American Convention on Human Rights and Articles 1, 2, 6 …Read more

Tags: Assault, Forced disappearance, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Militias
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H.R. v. Försäkringskassan

Country: Sweden
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Administrative Court
Citation: RÅ 2010 ref. 52, Målnummer: 1201-09
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

H.R’s partner became acutely ill during her temporary residency in Great Britain. H.R. travelled to Great Britain to support and care for her whilst she was in hospital. He was the only family member present for multiple surgeries to treat his partner’s life-threatening cancer. This required significant and costly travel for H.R. Upon returning to …Read more

Tags: Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security
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Wistrand v. Riksförsakringsverket

Country: Sweden
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Administrative Court
Citation: RÅ 2010 ref. 52, Målnummer: 1201-09
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to work
Facts:

In 1999, Mr. Wistrand, a Swedish man, obtained an alternative and promising form of rectal cancer treatment in France because this treatment was not yet available in Sweden.  Upon his return in 2000, his local Social Insurance Board denied his request for compensation for his medical costs because the treatment did not occur in Sweden.  …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Cancer, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security, Tertiary care
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A, B and C v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 2010
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: A, B, and C v. Ir., App. No. 25579/05, Eur. Ct. H.R. 2032 (2010).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Three applicants, two Irish nationals and one Lithuanian national, travelled to the United Kingdom in 2005 to have an abortion, each applicant believing they were not entitled to an abortion in Ireland. The first applicant decided to have an abortion to avoid jeopardizing her chances of reuniting her four previous children who were in foster …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Awareness, Cancer, Criminalization, Degrading treatment, Depression, Family planning, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health regulation, Humiliating treatment, Noncommunicable diseases, Pregnancy, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Daniel Nge’tich v. Attorney General of Kenya

Country: Kenya
Year: 2010
Court: High Court of Kenya at Eldoret
Citation: Petition No. 3 of 2010
Health Topics: Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Petitioners suffered from tuberculosis. Pursuant to the Public Health Act, the Nandi Central District Tuberculosis Defaulter Tracing Coordinator ordered their detention in prison for eight months. The Petitioners claimed their detention violated their rights to administrative action that is expeditious, efficient, lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair, and to freedom of movement under articles 47(1) …Read more

Tags: Custody, Detainee, Detention, Health facilities, Jail, TB, Tuberculosis
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Case 0074/2010-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Tribunal Constitucional]
Citation: SC 0074/2010-R, Sucre, May 3, 2010.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

This case was an appeal of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus brought by the claimant, Eusebio Alejandro Soto, against Marcelo Cuellar Crespo, director of the San Juan de Dios Municipal Public Hospital. The claimant brought the petition against the hospital when he was detained there for failure to pay for his treatment …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Health insurance, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Toussaint v. Canada (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2010
Court: Federal Court
Citation: (2010) FC 810
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant challenged the decision of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (‘CIC’) to deny her coverage under the Interim Federal Health Program (‘IFHP’) for her medical care, hospitalization, and related expenses. At the time the applicant began seeking medical services, she was illegally in Canada; her temporary resident visa had expired, and she had not …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Diabetes, Emergency care, Essential medicines, Examination, Health funding, Health regulation, Humiliating treatment, Immigrants, Immigration, Indigent, Kidney disease, Low income, Migrants, Physically challenged, Poor, Pulmonary disease, Testing, Underprivileged
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Kracke v. Mental Health Review Board & Anor (No. 2) (General)

Country: Australia
Year: 2009
Court: Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Citation: [2009] VCAT 1548
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The petitioner, Kracke, was mentally ill and was being subjected to medical treatment without his consent. He was required to take drugs with adverse side effects and had been trying unsuccessfully to convince the medical authorities to let him stop taking them. The drugs were being administered under treatment orders issued pursuant to the Mental …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice
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Slawomir Musial v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 28300/06
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant, a Polish national, alleged a violation of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the “Convention”) based on inadequate medical care during his detention in various Polish detention centers, as well as the overcrowding and poor conditions in those same facilities. In April of 2005, the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Suicide
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Antonio Tavares Pereira, et al. v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 96/09, Petition 4-04
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

Fifty buses worth of landless rural workers attempted to protest in Paraná’s capital for agrarian reform as large amounts of the rural lands in the state were owned by a few landholders. The caravan was intercepted by military police. When passengers got off one of the buses to inquire what was happening, the military police …Read more

Tags: Law enforcement, Military, Police
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Ngobe Indigenous Communities v. Panama

Country: Panama
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 75/09, Petition 286-08, August 5, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to participation, Right to property, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

In May 2007, the State of Panama, without community consultation, granted a concession for the construction of a hydroelectric dam within the traditional lands of an indigenous community, the Ngöbe. Although the construction of the dam was still in its initial stages at the time the petition was filed, the petitioner alleged that the work …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Assault, Children, Clean water, Cleanliness, Contamination, Drinking water, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Forced displacement, Indigenous groups, Law enforcement, Lung disease, Minor, Pediatric health, Police, Pollution, Potable water, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Waste management, Water pollution
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Miroslav Grcev and Stamen Filipov to the Constitutional Court

Country: Macedonia
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 261/2008-0-0
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Environmental health, Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

This case was heard together with case 70/2009-0-0. The Petitioners, Miroslav Grcev and Stamen Filipov, challenged the constitutionality of the Anti-Smoking Law (the Law). The Law banned smoking in public premises, advertising cigarettes, and selling cigarettes to persons under the age of 16. Public premises included institutions for education, health, state administration,  public transport, and …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Air pollution, Awareness, Children, Minor, Passive smoking, Pediatric health, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Miroslav Grcev and Stamen Filipov to the Constitutional Court

Country: Macedonia
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 70/2009-0-0
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Environmental health, Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case was heard together with case 261/2008-0-0. The Petitioners, Miroslav Grcev and Stamen Filipov, challenged the constitutionality of the Anti-Smoking Law (the Law). The Law banned smoking in public premises, advertising cigarettes, and selling cigarettes to persons under the age of 16. Public premises included institutions for education, health, state administration,  public transport, and …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Air pollution, Awareness, Children, Minor, Passive smoking, Pediatric health, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Sudan Human Rights Organisation, et al. v. Sudan

Country: Sudan
Year: 2009
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 279/03-296/05 (2009).
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Environmental health, Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The complainants, two human rights organizations based in Sudan, the United Kingdom and Canada, alleged gross and systematic violations of human rights on the part of the Republic of Sudan and Government-supported militia forces in the Darfur region against indigenous tribes, including the Fur, Marsalit and Zaghawa. The organizations alleged that since General Omar Al-Bashir …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Clean water, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Drinking water, Food, Food shortages, Forced displacement, Humiliating treatment, Indigenous groups, Inhuman treatment, Militias, Poisoning, Rape, Refugees, Safe drinking water, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Torture, Violence against women, Water pollution
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Case 0002–09-SEE–CC, Case 0002-09-EE

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucionalpara el Período de Transición]
Citation: Corte Constitucional para el Período de Transición, Sentence No. 0002 – 09- SEE – CC, Case No. 0002-09-EE, May 5, 2009
Health Topics: Infectious diseases, Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Freedom of movement and residence
Facts:

This decision addressed the power of the Ecuadorian executive to curtail the rights to freedom of movement, meeting and association by issuing a state of emergency aimed at preventing an outbreak of the swine flu virus, defined as a global threat by the World Health Organization. The Constitutional President of the Republic of Ecuador, Mr. …Read more

Tags: Influenza
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