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81 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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Ibrogimov v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2018
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 32248/12
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to family life
Facts:

The applicant, born in Uzbekistan. His family (except him) acquired Russian nationality but he continued to live with his grandfather in Uzbekistan. After his grandfather died, he moved to Russia in 2011. He was found to be HIV-positive and the authority denied his applicant for temporary residency. His challenges to the orders were dismissed and …Read more

Tags: AIDS, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Most-at-risk, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Transmission
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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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Novruk and others v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2016
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications nos. 31039/11, 48511/11, 76810/12, 14618/13 and 13817/14
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to family life
Facts:

The first applicant-Novruk, a Moldovian national after his first marriage and divorce, married Ms. S, a Russian national. The applicant discovered that he was HIV positive. Ms. S had a daughter from previous marriage and also was a foster mother to nine orphaned children. Some of the children were HIV positive. The applicant applied for …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health data, Health records, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Medical records, Most-at-risk, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Transmission
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Daniel Ng’etich v. Attorney General

Country: Kenya
Year: 2016
Court: High Court of Kenya, Constitutional and Human Rights Division
Citation: Petition No. 329 of 2014 [2016] eKLR
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Public Health Officer in the Nandi Central District arrested the petitioners- Daniel Ng’etich and Patrick Kipng’etich Kirui stating that they had failed to take the prescribed TB Medications. Under Section 27 of the Public Health Act, a magistrate could order the isolation and detention of a person who has been exposed to an infection. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clinics, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Health facilities, Imprisonment, Prison conditions, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Safety regulation, TB, Tuberculosis
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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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Kanthasamy v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)

Country: Canada
Year: 2015
Court: The Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: 2015 SCC 61
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The appellant was a 17 year old boy who applied for permanent residence from within Canada, having previously landed as a refugee claimant. He travelled to Canada to escape threatened violence from the army and police in Sri Lanka, his native country after he was detained and questioned by the Sri Lankan police and army. …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to healthcare, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Assault, Asylum, Child development, Children, Custody, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Humanitarian crisis, Immigrants, Immigration, Law enforcement, Manmade disaster, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Migrants, Military, Minor, Police, Psychology, Refugees, Trauma
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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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Omeredo v. Austria

Country: Austria
Year: 2010
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 8969/11
Health Topics: Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health, 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 health
Facts:

Ms Omeredo fled Nigeria in May 2003 to escape her village’s custom of female genital mutilation (FGM) and applied for asylum in Austria. The Federal Asylum Office and the Asylum Court rejected her application on the same grounds, namely that the applicant was expected to make use of the state’s protection by fleeing within Nigeria …Read more

Tags: Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Female genital mutilation, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Low income, Poor, Torture, Underprivileged, Violence against women, Women’s Health
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R v. Conway

Country: Canada
Year: 2010
Court: The Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: 2010 SCC 22
Health Topics: Hospitals, Mental health, Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The accused was found not guilty by reason of insanity on a charge of sexual assault with a weapon in 1983. He was subsequently detained in numerous mental health facilities. Before his annual review hearing in 2006 was held, the accused alleged that the centre in which he was detained had violated his constitutional rights …Read more

Tags: Assault, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Health facilities, Insanity, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Psychiatry, Psychology, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Threat of violence, Violence against women
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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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