10 judgments found.

Hristozov and Others v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application Nos. 47039/11 and 358/12
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicants had terminal cancer, and all had either tried forms of conventional medicine (e.g. surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy) or obtained a medical opinion that these treatments would not work for their illness. They then approached a private client in Sofia where they were told about an experimental anti-cancer product in development by …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Alternative medicine, Cancer, Clinical testing, Clinical trials, Drug quality, Drug safety, Experimental treatment, Informed choice, Non-communicable diseases, Patient choice, Tertiary care
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Case 393/2011

Country: Uruguay
Year: 2011
Court: Second Chamber of the Court of Civil Appeals [Tribunal de Apelaciones en lo Civil de Segundo Turno]
Citation: Decision No. 393/2011, 2nd Chamber of the Court of Civil Appeals, Montevideo, December 21, 2011.
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

This case was an appeal brought by the National Monetary Fund (“FNR”, for its initials in Spanish) in a protection action before the Second Chamber of the Court of Civil Appeals. The action was brought against Resolution No. 67, which had found for the claimant, determining that coverage for the drug “NEXAVAR-DROGA SORAFENIB”, should be …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Cancer, Health regulation, Liver disease, Non-communicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Reimbursement, Social security
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Defensor del Pueblo de la Nación v. Estado Nacional et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación [CSJN] [National Supreme Court of Justice], 18/9/2007, "Defensor del Pueblo de la Nación c/ Estado Nacional y otra (Provincia del Chaco) s/proceso de conocimiento," (D. 587. XLIII) (Arg.).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to education, Right to food, Right to health, Right to life, Right to participation, Right to water and sanitation, Right to work
Facts:

Argentina’s Human Rights Ombudsman brought a claim against the National Government and the Province of Chaco to force Respondents to take the necessary measures to improve the deleterious living conditions of an indigenous community in Chaco that amounted to circumstances of extreme emergency. The Ombudsman claimed that the community lacked fundamental and basic necessities as …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Chagas, Clean water, Drinking water, Food shortages, Indigenous groups, Indigent, Low income, Malnutrition, Non-communicable diseases, Poor, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Starvation, Tuberculosis, Underprivileged
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Case 529-2006

Country: Chile
Year: 2006
Court: Court of Appeals (Rancagua)
Citation: Corte de Apelaciones [C. Apel.][Court of Appeals], 20 junio 2006, Rol de causa: 529-2006, divorcio (Chile).
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to work
Facts:

Plaintiff, a 61-year old woman afflicted with colon cancer, filed a counterclaim to her husband’s divorce petition, seeking compensation. The Trial judge had considered compensation for divorce a matter of welfare and had thus provided for a very small amount of reparation damages, taking into consideration only the plaintiff’s immediate needs and the defendant’s economic …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Cancer, Compensation, Elderly, Non-communicable diseases, Older persons, Senior citizens
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Vega Atencio, Damas v. Ministry of Justice

Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court of Costa Rica
Citation: Corte Suprema [Supreme Court], Sala Constitucional, 12 de diciembre del 2006, Res. No 2006017867, Expediente: 06-011793-0007-CO (2006)(Costa Rica).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiff, a Costa Rican national, presented an appeal of protection against the Ministry of Justice claiming his right to health had been violated. The plaintiff was deprived from liberty in a local prison which he claimed was overpopulated and in close contact with persons with chronic diseases. The Ministry of Justice argued that it …Read more

Tags: Non-communicable diseases, Passive smoking, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case 95-81605

Country: France
Year: 2005
Court: Cour de cassation [Court of Cassation]
Citation: Cass Crim, n°95-81605, 21 February 1996
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to health
Facts:

The defendant was the editor of the weekly magazine VSD (Vendredi, Samedi, Dimanche). In this case, VSD appealed a decision of the court of appeals in which the defendant was fined 200,000 francs by the Paris Court of Appeals on 24 February 1995 for complicity in illegal advertisement of tobacco as defined by the laws …Read more

Tags: Non-communicable diseases, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Gila Louzon v. Government of Israel

Country: Israel
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court (sitting as the High Court of Justice)
Citation: HCJ 3071/05
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The decision addressed three petitions with similar facts. In all three cases, the petitioners were diagnosed with cancer and prescribed a medication not included in the health services basket available under the national health care services (which was prohibitively expensive to purchase individually). By the time two of the petitions came to the Court, however, …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Cancer, Emergency care, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Non-communicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing, Social security, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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South Bucks District Council and Anr. v. Porter (FC)

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2004] UKHL 33
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to housing
Facts:

Mrs. Porter, a 62 year old Romany gypsy, lived in a mobile home on a plot of land that she purchased in 1985. Her occupation of the site was unauthorized from the beginning. The home provided the appearance of a “permanent dwelling” but was in violation of the local Council’s planning control that did not …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Aged persons, Asthma, Diabetes, Elderly, Forced displacement, Non-communicable diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Older persons, Respiratory diseases, Senior citizens
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McGinley and Egan v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1998
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 21825/93 and 23414/94; (1999) 27 EHRR 1
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health information, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

McGinley (M) and Egan (E) were servicemen who had been present on a Pacific island in 1958 when atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons had been carried out (five in M’s case and one in that of E). During the tests service personnel had been ordered to line-up in the open and to face away from …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Awareness, Biohazard, Freedom of information, Health records, Medical records, Military, Non-communicable diseases, Non-disclosure, Notification, Nuclear radiation, Social security
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Case 90-283 DC

Country: France
Year: 1991
Court: Conseil constitutionnel [Constitutional Council]
Citation: C. C., n°90-283 DC, 08 January 1991
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to health, Right to property
Facts:

Prior to promulgation, the constitutionality of Articles 3, 4, 10 and 12 of the January 12, 1991 law no. 91-32, Loi relative à la lutte contre le tabagisme et l’alcoolisme (Law relating to the fight against smoking and alcoholism) was challenged in the Conseil Constitutionnel. The law, also known as the “Loi Évin” after its …Read more

Tags: Non-communicable diseases, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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