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8 judgments found.


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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S.V.P. v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2012
Court: Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 31/2011; UN Doc. CEDAW/C/53/D/31/2011
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

A mother brought a case on behalf of her daughter who was suffering affective disorder for having been a victim of an act of sexual violence in 2004, when she was seven years old. In 2006, the indictment against the perpetrator was issued. After two years, and in less than two months, the court approved …Read more

Tags: Assault, Molestation, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 2011
Court: Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 17/2008; UN Doc. CEDAW/C/49/D/17/2008
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The author of the communication, the mother of a woman who had died during childbirth, claimed that Brazilian authorities had not ensured access to quality medical treatment during her daughter’s delivery in violation of nondiscrimination provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). More specifically, the author of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Clinics, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health funding, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Medical records, Miscarriage, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Poor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Underprivileged
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L.C. v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2011
Court: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Citation: L.C. v. Peru, CEDAW, U.N. Doc. CEDAW/C/50/D/22/2009 (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

A minor child, L.C., began to be sexually abused at the age of 11 years by a 34-year-old man. Two years later, L.C. became pregnant, and in response, attempted suicide by jumping from a building. L.C. survived her suicide attempt, and she was taken to a public hospital where she was diagnosed with a series …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Criminalization, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, Molestation, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Violence against women
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Inga Abramova v. Belarus

Country: Belarus
Year: 2011
Court: Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 23/2009; CEDAW/C/4 9/D/23/20 09
Health Topics: Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

IA was a journalist and activist for the ‘For Freedom’ movement. On 10 October 2007 IA was hanging blue ribbons in Brest, Belarus in order to draw public attention to the ‘European March’ campaign. IA was arrested by a police officer and taken to the Interior Department of Lenin District of Brest City. IA was …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Prison conditions, Violence against women
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A.S. v. Hungary

Country: Hungary
Year: 2006
Court: Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 4/2004, U.N. Doc. CEDAW/C/36/D/4/2004 (July 14, 2006).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right of access to information, Right to family life, Right to health
Facts:

A.S., a Hungarian-Roma woman in labor, was taken to a public hospital in shock and bleeding heavily. Because the fetus was dead, attending personnel informed her that a caesarean section was needed to remove the fetus. While on the operating table, she was asked to sign a statement of consent, including a hand-written note requesting …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Compulsory sterilization, Forced sterilization, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Sterilization
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Dung Thi Thuy Nguyen v. The Netherlands

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2006
Court: Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 3/2004, UN Doc. CEDAW/C/36/D/3/2004 (29 August 2006).
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to social security
Facts:

The author was a resident of the Netherlands who was employed in a part-time salaried position and was also simultaneously self-employed, working with her husband at his business. She was insured under the Sickness Benefits Act (“ZW”) in relation to her salaried position and under the Invalidity Insurance (Self-Employed Persons) Act (“WAZ”) in relation to …Read more

Tags: Pregnancy, Social security
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A.T. v. Hungary

Country: Hungary
Year: 2005
Court: Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 2/2003, UN Doc. CEDAW/C/32/D/2/2003 (26 January 2005).
Health Topics: Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

A. T., a Hungarian national, was subjected to severe physical abuse at the hands of her common law husband, L. F., on many occasions over a period of approximately four years. A. T. sought medical attention as a result of ten of these batteries. Despite A. T.’s attempts to protect herself by denying L. F. …Read more

Tags: Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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