14 judgments found.

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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CPCF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Country: Australia
Year: 2015
Court: High Court
Citation: [2015] HCA 1
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies
Facts:

An Australian border protection vessel intercepted an Indian flagged vessel carrying the plaintiff and 156 other passengers in the Indian Ocean about 16 nautical miles from the Australian territory of Christmas Island. The plaintiff was a Sri Lankan national of Tamil ethnicity who claimed to have a well-founded fear of persecution in Sri Lanka on …Read more

Tags: Humanitarian crisis, Refugees
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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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Front for the Liberation of the State of Cabinda v. Republic of Angola

Country: Angola
Year: 2013
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Citation: Communication 328/06
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Poverty, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to development, Right to property, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

The state of Cabinda was declared annexed by Angola without any Cabindan participation in 1975. Despite protests by the Cabindan people, Angola exercised sovereignty over Cabinda. Groups in Cabinda attempted to re-claim autonomy of their country in 2002, but Angola undertook a massive military campaign against them. Angola’s large military force committed numerous documented human …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Cruel treatment, Humanitarian crisis, Indigenous groups, Low income, Military, Poor, Threat of violence, Torture
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Kranti v. Union of India & Ors

Country: India
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Appeal (civil) No. 2681/2007
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Health systems and financing, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to food, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The plaintiffs were residents of a group of islands heavily affected by the 2004 tsunami. They argued that they were facing a number of problems which the local administration could take steps to mitigate and that the problems required immediate governmental action. They argued that, while there were relief funds, these funds were not being …Read more

Tags: Budget, Clean water, Cleanliness, Dehydration, Diet, Drinking water, Flooding, Food, Food shortages, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Humanitarian crisis, Hunger, Indigent, Low income, Malnutrition, Natural disaster, Poor, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Starvation, Underprivileged
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Ituango Massacres v. Colombia

Country: Colombia
Year: 2006
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Inter-Am. C.H.R., (ser. C) No. 148 (Jul. 1, 2006).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disasters and emergencies, Mental 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 liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

Petitioners, the alleged victims of violent acts that took place in a region called La Granja, alleged before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that members of law enforcement bodies and paramilitary groups involved in the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia participated in armed raids in which they killed unarmed civilians, robbed others, and caused …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Children, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Militias, Minor, Refugees
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MH v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Court: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal
Citation: MH Sudan [2006] UKAIT 00033
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

Appellant was a Sudanese citizen and a member of the Tama tribe from western Darfur. He entered the United Kingdom on March 6, 2004, potentially as a minor. He sought asylum claiming that his brothers had been killed by Janjaweed militia supported by the Sudanese government and that he would be killed if he returned …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Asylum, Drinking water, Forced disappearance, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Indigenous groups, Manmade disaster, Potable water, Refugees
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Moiwana Community v. Suriname

Country: Suriname
Year: 2005
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Moiwana Community v. Surin., Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 124 (June 15, 2005).
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Mental health, Poverty, 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 property
Facts:

The village of Moiwana, consisting of N’djuka people of African descent, was attacked in November 1986 by members of the armed forces of Suriname, who allegedly massacred  40 men, women and children, and “razed the village to the ground.” Members of Moiwana practiced hunting, farming, and fishing as their means of subsistence. Following the massacre, …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Assault, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Indigent, Law enforcement, Low income, Military, Militias, Police, Poor, Refugees, Underprivileged
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Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa v. Guinea

Country: Guinea
Year: 2004
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Inst. for H.R. & Dev. in Afr. v. Guinea, Afr. Comm’n Human & Peoples’ Rights, Comm. No. 249/02 (2004).
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

A human rights organization acting on behalf of Sierra Leonean refugees alleged that a national radio address of Guinean President Lasana Conté directing Guinean authorities to arrest, search and confine Sierra Leonean refugees to refugee camps incited soldiers and civilians to engage in attacks that violated provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Military, Rape, Refugees, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Torture, Violence against women
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Prosecutor v. Galić (Trial Judgment)

Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Year: 2003
Court: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Citation: Case number IT-98-29-T
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Violence
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The defendant was one of three officers in command of the Bosnian-Serb Army operating in the area of Sarajevo (“SRK”) during the 1992 siege of Sarajevo. He was the commander for the longest period, almost two years, from around 10 September 1992 to 10 August 1994. The Prosecution alleged that during his command he conducted a protracted campaign of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Emergency care, Humanitarian crisis, Military, Militias, Primary care, Public hospitals
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