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39 judgments found.


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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Blessington, et al. v. Australia

Country: Australia
Year: 2014
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 1968/2010; CCPR/C/112/D/1968/2010
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The claimants, who were serving life imprisonment sentences, claimed that the state of Australia had violated articles 7, 10, 15 and 24 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“Covenant”), particularly the right to freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, and/or degrading treatment. The claimants were jointly tried for the murder, abduction, and …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment
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F.K.A.G. et al. v. Australia

Country: Australia
Year: 2013
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 2049/2011, CCPR/C/108/D/2094/2011
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
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 authors, 37 Sri Lankan citizens held in Australian immigration detention facilities, alleged that the actions of the Australian government regarding their detention violated Articles 7, 9, 10, 17, 23, and 24 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the “Covenant”).   At the time of the submission, all of the authors were …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Child development, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Refugees, Suicide
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M.M.M. v. Australia

Country: Australia
Year: 2013
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 2136/2012, CCPR/C/108/D/2136/2012
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
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 authors, nine persons held in Australian immigration detention facilities, alleged violations of various articles (named below) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the “Covenant”). The authors had different backgrounds. Two were Myanmarese citizens, six were Sri Lankan citizens, and one was a Kuwaiti citizen. They all entered Australian territorial waters on …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Mental illness, Migrants, Refugees
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Benali v Libya

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

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

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

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Year: 2011
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 1756/2008
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

On 24 October 2004, TM and his wife were in custody at the local police station on a public disturbance charge following an argument in the street. While in police custody, TM died, and there was a dispute of fact as to how his death occurred. The ambulance doctor who attended the scene testified that …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Suicide, Torture
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McCallum v. South Africa

Country: South Africa
Year: 2010
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 1818/2008; U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/100/D/1818/2008
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

Bradley McCallum, a detainee at a maximum correctional facility in South Africa, claimed to be a victim of violations of articles 7 and 10 of the International on Civil and Political Rights (“Covenant”). In particular, McCallum alleged that he was physically abused, raped, and subject to other ill treatment by South African prison authorities during …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, HIV, HIV status, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Medical records, Most-at-risk, Prison conditions, Rape, Testing, Torture, Transmission
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Tolipkhuzhaev v. Uzbekistan

Country: Uzbekistan
Year: 2009
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Comm. No. 1280/2004, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/96/D/1280/2004 (HRC 2009)
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The case is about the failure of the State, which was party to International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR”) and its Optional Protocol, to ensure the individuals’ rights to a fair trial (Article 14), the right to life (Article6), the rights of detainees (Article 10), and freedom from torture and other ill-treatment (Article …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Torture
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Walter Obodzinsky, et al. v. Canada

Country: Canada
Year: 2007
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 1124/2002, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/89/D/1124/2002 (2007)
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to acquire nationality, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The author, an elderly Canadian national in poor health, alleged that citizenship revocation proceedings against him violated his rights under articles 6, 7, 9, 14, and 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the “Covenant”). The author was a Polish national who came to Canada in 1946 under a government order where …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Elderly, Heart disease, Humiliating treatment, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Older persons, Senior citizens, Torture
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Titiahonjo v. Cameroon

Country: Cameroon
Year: 2007
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: CCPR/C/91/D/1186/2003
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of expression, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

The author of the communication was the wife of the alleged victim, a Cameroon citizen. The author alleged that a group of police officers broke into her house without a warrant, claiming to be looking for a gun,  and began beating her husband (as well as battering the author, who was in an advanced state …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assault, Childbirth, Cleanliness, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Pregnancy, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement, Starvation, Torture, Violence against women
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Corey Brough v. Australia

Country: Australia
Year: 2006
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: U.N. H.R. Comm., U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/86/D/1184/2003 (Apr. 27, 2006).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant was an underage Aboriginal Australian who alleged violation of Articles 7 (freedom from torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment), 10 (guaranteed dignity of detained persons) and 24 (child’s right to freedom from discrimination) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) when he was placed under incarceration …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Compulsory confinement, Detention, Mental disability, Mental illness, Minor, Psychiatry, Solitary confinement, Torture
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Llantoy Huamán, Karen Noelia (K.L.) v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2005
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Llantoy Huamán v. Peru, U.N. H.R. Comm., U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/85/D/1153/2003 (2005).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

A 17-year-old Peruvian minor was denied a legal therapeutic abortion when tests indicated that her fetus was anencephalic and a gynecologist and obstetrician advised her to terminate the pregnancy, informing her that continued pregnancy would cause risks to her life. The hospital director refused, alleging the abortion would be unlawful according to the Peruvian Criminal …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Children, Criminalization, Depression, Minor, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Chisanga v. Zambia

Country: Zambia
Year: 2005
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 1132/2002; U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/85/D/1132/2002 (2005)
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Chisanga, a Zambian citizen, was convicted of aggravated robbery in 1995 and sentenced to death; he was also convicted of attempted murder but not sentenced for it. Chisanga claimed that he was innocent and that his trial was unfair because he was convicted solely on the basis of one witness’ testimony. Evidence from the medical …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail
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Madafferi v. Australia

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: U.N. Doc.CCPR/C/81/D/1011/2001 (Aug. 26, 2004).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The petitioner, an Italian citizen detained by Australian authorities for breach of immigration law, alleged possible violations of family rights under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) due to his continued detention which led to his mental health deterioration. Initially, when petitioner suffered a mental health deterioration while detained, he was released …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Compulsory confinement, Detention, Immigration, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory confinement, Migrants, Minor, Psychiatry
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Ali Aqsar Bakhtiyari & Roqaiha Bakhtiyari v. Australia

Country: Australia
Year: 2003
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/ 79/D/1069/2002 (Nov. 6, 2003).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Bakhtiyaris, Afghani nationals, had illegally entered Australia and had been detained in a detention center. Two of the children were released into the hands of Adelaide caretakers where they remained. The Bakhtiyari family subsequently filed a complaint that their prolonged detention violated article 9 (1) (right to liberty and security of person) of the …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Depression, Detention, Law enforcement, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Minor
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Sunil Dixit v. Australia

Country: Australia
Year: 2003
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/77/D/978/2001 (Apr. 28, 2003).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to acquire nationality, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

The author challenges the refusal of his visa application as a violation of his right to equality before the law as provided for in article 26 (equal before law) of the International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights (the Covenant) in addition to article 2, paragraph 3, (right to remedy); article 14, paragraph 1 (right …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Children, Health funding, Minor, Social security, Subsidies
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C. v. Australia

Country: Australia
Year: 2002
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: U.N. H.R. Comm., U.N. Doc. CCPR/76/D/900/1999 (Nov. 13, 2002).
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons
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:

Petitioner claimed a breach of Article 7 (freedom from torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment) and Article 9, particularly Article 9(1) (right to liberty and security of person) and Article 9(4) (a person deprived of liberty’s right to fair trial) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) when he was …Read more

Tags: Compulsory confinement, Detention, Involuntary confinement, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Torture
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A v. New Zealand

Country: New Zealand
Year: 1999
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/66/D/754/1997 (Aug. 3, 1999).
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant had developed an obsession with a young woman he had met and had begun pursuing her persistently. He was convicted of assault after grabbing her by the wrists to make her stop and talk to him. He was subsequently examined by a psychiatrist and was diagnosed as having elements of a paranoid personality. …Read more

Tags: Compulsory confinement, Involuntary confinement, Mental disorder, Paranoia, Psychiatry
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Taylor (Desmond) v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1998
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No 705/1996, Views of the UNHRC, 2 April 1998
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Taylor (T), P (his brother) and S were charged with murdering four persons in May 1992 and were convicted and sentenced to death in July 1994. T claimed that the two years and three months spent in pre-trial detention was unreasonable, given that the primary evidence against him was a statement made by S. He …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Prison conditions
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Shaw v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1998
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No 704/1996, Views of the UNHRC, 2 April 1998
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Shaw (S) was arrested for the murder of a family and allegedly acknowledged his involvement in the killings  in an interview preceding a caution statement. He claimed that he was not charged with murder until nineteen days later (although it appeared from the file that the delay was actually nine days) and that he was …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Prison conditions
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Finn v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1998
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 617/1995
Health Topics: Prisons
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:

Finn (F) was arrested in 1987 and alleged that he was beaten on his way to the police lock up. He also alleged that threats were then made against his life and that he was given no medical treatment. F claimed that complaints about this ill treatment were not responded to. He was charged, together …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Torture
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Williams v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1997
Court: United Nations Human Right Committee
Citation: Communication No 609/1995, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/61/D/609/1995 (4 November 1997)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

Williams (W) was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in December 1988. His appeal was dismissed in December 1990 and a senior lawyer advised him that an application to the judicial committee of the privy council for special leave to appeal would have no prospect of success. An appeal against the classification of his …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Insanity, Mental illness, Prison conditions, Schizophrenia
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Julian, et al. v. New Zealand

Country: New Zealand
Year: 1997
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 601/1994
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health systems and financing
Facts:

Julian (J), a former fighter pilot, and Drake (D), who had become a naturalized New Zealand citizen in 1964, had been incarcerated by Japan during the Second World War in conditions where torture and maltreatment took place regularly. It was claimed that, as a direct consequence of this, they still suffered residual disabilities and incapacities. …Read more

Tags: Differently abled, Disabled, Handicapped, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending
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Sahadath v. Trinidad and Tobago

Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Year: 1996
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 684/1996, CCPR/C/74/D/684/1996
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

R.S. was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. On 8 March 1996, the same day that five other warrants of execution were read (although the prison was only equipped to handle two executions a day), R.S. was read a warrant for his execution, to take place on 13 March 1996. Along with a psychiatrist, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detention, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incapacity, Incarceration, Incompetence, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Insanity, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Prison conditions, Psychiatry
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Tshishimbi v. Zaire

Country: Congo, DRC
Year: 1996
Court: Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No 542/1993
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Tshishimbi (T) had been a military adviser and bodyguard for the prime minister in a government politically opposed to the president. Members of the government and their advisors had been subjected to constant surveillance, harassment and bullying from military and paramilitary groups loyal to the president. T was abducted in March 1993, although the exact …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Forced disappearance, Inhuman treatment
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Mónaco de Gallicchio v. Argentina

Country: Argentina
Year: 1995
Court: Human Rights Committee
Citation: Mónaco de Gallicchio v. Arg., U.N. H.R. Comm., U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/53/D/400/1990 (Apr. 27, 1995).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health information, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Grandmother of a child orphaned at the hands of the military government of Argentina who was then falsely adopted filed claims against the government citing ICCPR Articles 7 (freedom from torture, including psychological), 23 (family) and 24 (child protections) rights violations. Ximena Vicario’s parents disappeared when she was 9 months old and she was cared …Read more

Tags: Child development, Forced disappearance, Health records, Medical records, Psychology, Torture
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Griffin v. Spain

Country: Spain
Year: 1995
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: U.N. H.R. Comm., U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/53/D/493/1992 (Apr. 5, 1995).
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The petitioner, a Canadian citizen, was arrested along with two acquaintances when the group attempted to enter Spain with large quantities of hashish concealed in their vehicle. The petitioner claimed to have no knowledge of the contraband, and his acquaintances also told police that he was innocent of any wrongdoing. Nevertheless, the examining magistrate incarcerated …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Drug use, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, People who use drugs, Police, Prison conditions, Torture
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Francis v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1995
Court: United Nations Humans Right Committee
Citation: Communication No 606/1994
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

Francis (F) had been convicted of murder and sentenced to death in February 1980. An appeal was dismissed in November 1981 and in October 1987 a note of the oral judgment was produced but nothing written was issued. His lawyers had apparently stated that they could find no grounds to argue on his behalf with …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Insanity, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Paranoia, Prison conditions, Psychiatry
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Peart and Peart v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1995
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication Nos. 464 & 482/1991
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Peart and Peart (A and G) were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1988. They claimed that their conviction was based on the uncorroborated evidence of an eyewitness, evidence which had conflicted with a written statement previously made to the police but which they had not been allowed to see before or during …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Prison
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