28 judgments found.

Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 2013 SCC 72
Health Topics: Occupational health, Poverty, Violence
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to work
Facts:

Three applicants, who were all current or former prostitutes, challenged the constitutionality of three provisions of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985. The three provisions outlawed “bawdy-houses” (also referred to as brothels), “living on the avails” (living off of a prostitutes profits), and public communication with prostitutes. Prostitution was legal in Canada, however, Parliament was allowed …Read more

Tags: Assault, Criminalization, Indigent, Job safety, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Poor, Rape, Safe working conditions, Sex workers, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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Vilnes and Ors. v. Norway

Country: Norway
Year: 2013
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications nos. 52806/09 and 22703/10)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants were five Norwegian nationals, a Swedish national and an Icelandic national. The applicants developed health problems such as obstructive lung diseases and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and became disabled. This had happened as a result of their deep diving jobs. They alleged that the working conditions and compromising safety had lead to …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Lung disease, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Case GKPI 11-2093

Country: Russia
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Disabilities, Disasters and emergencies, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to social security
Facts:

The appellant contracted a disease while on a business trip to the Chernobyl region to participate in work to contain the consequences of the nuclear disaster. He sought to receive employment compensation based on the disease he acquired and his resulting disability, without submitting an official report on an accident at work or an occupational …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Handicapped, Manmade disaster, Nuclear disaster, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Occupational health and safety, Physically challenged, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Case 2010-040

Country: Belgium
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Court Constiutionelle]
Citation: No. 4859. C. C., n°2010-040
Health Topics: Occupational health, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

The applicants were three companies selling pre-packaged food items. They challenged the constitutionality of a 2009 law that restricted smoking in publically accessible closed spaces, for the protection of non-smokers and workers in such establishments. The law generally required that establishments either ban smoking or install smoking rooms. Establishments where the primary activity was serving …Read more

Tags: Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case MI 2090 / DF

Country: Brazil
Year: 2009
Court: Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court]
Citation: Agenor Pereira Dias Filho v. National Congress, MI 2090 / DF, Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court] (2009) (Braz.).
Health Topics: Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to social security
Facts:

The plaintiff, Agenor Pereira Dias Filho, filed an action against the National Congress before the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil, asking the Court to have §4 of article 40 of the Federal Constitution regulated. The plaintiff claimed that the nature of his work as nursing assistant subjected him to unhealthy working conditions and entitled him …Read more

Tags: Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions
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Chandran a/l Subbiah v. Dockers Marine Pte Ltd

Country: Singapore
Year: 2009
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: [2009] SGCA 58
Health Topics: Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

The appellant was assigned to ensure the proper alignment of the cargo containers when moving cargo containers into and out of a hatch within vessels. This required him to repeatedly enter and leave the hatch. He did so via the only means of access available to them – a metal rung ladder hanging vertically alongside …Read more

Tags: Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Miskitu Divers v. Honduras

Country: Honduras
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 121/09, Petition 1186-04, November 12, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Disabilities, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to life
Tags: Disabled, Indigenous groups, Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Smith v. Northamptonshire County Council

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2009] UKHL 27
Health Topics: Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

Jean Smith brought an action for damages against her employee, Northamptonshire Council, under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, for injuries she suffered in her employment. Ms. Smith was employed by the council as a driver and a carer. Her duties included picking up Mrs. Cotter, who was confined to a wheelchair, …Read more

Tags: Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Torrillo, Atilio Amadeo et al. v. Gulf Oil Argentina S.A. et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: T. 205. XLIV.
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to health
Facts:

The Plaintiffs, parents of a worker who died in a fire at his workplace, sued their son´s employer for damages. They alleged that the employer had not implemented appropriate measures to deal with situations of emergency such as the fire that caused their son’s death. The lower court accepted the claim of the Plaintiffs, awarding …Read more

Tags: Health insurance, Health regulation, Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office v. Euclebe Roberto Vessoni, et al.

Country: Brazil
Year: 2008
Court: Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court]
Citation: Federal Public Prosecutor's Office v. Euclebe Roberto Vessoni, et al., RE 541627/PA, Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court] (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Federal Prosecutor’s Office filed an extraordinary appeal against the decision of the First Region Federal Court, which ruled that crimes against employees amounting to conditions analogous to slavery (crime against the organization of work), exposure to risk of life and health of such workers, the frustration of their labor rights and omission of data …Read more

Tags: Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions
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