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199 judgments found.


Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development & Anr. v. Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 2018
Court: The High Court of Uganda at Kampala
Citation: Civil Suit No. 094 of 2015
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The plaintiff stated that the Butabika Hospital is the only public psychiatric hospital under the Ministry of Health in Uganda. Further it is the only mental referral hospital and cases referred to it by other health facilities are of acute conditions, which require a specialized and skilled management. A part of the procedure in the …Read more

Tags: Bipolar, Cleanliness, Compulsory confinement, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Depression, Humiliating treatment, Involuntary confinement, Isolation, Mandatory confinement, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Paranoia, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, Trauma
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Member of the Executive Council for Health and Social Development of the Gauteng Provincial Government v. DZ obo WZ

Country: South Africa
Year: 2017
Court: Constitutional Court of South Africa
Citation: 2017 (12) BCLR 1528 (CC)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The respondent – DZ in this case gave birth to WZ. Due to prolonged labour, DZ suffered from asphyxation, which led to cerebral palsy. WZ brought an action for damages on behald of DZ on the account of negligence of the hopsital staff. The Medical of the Executive Council (MEC) for health admitted negligence on …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Children, Damages, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Infant, Infant health, Maternal health, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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J.R. v. The Member of the Executive Council, North West Division, Mahikeng

Country:
Year: 2017
Court: The High Court of South Africa, North West Division
Citation: Case Number 303/16
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

JR in her capacity as the natural guardian of O claimed damages for medical negligence. O was admitted to the hospital as he was suffering from Diarrohea. A drip was inserted on his forehead. The plaintiff noticed some black spots near O’s ear and scalp (gangrenous tissue). The plaintiff alleged that the failure to monitor …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Child development, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Public hospitals, Standard of care
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Preez v. Pretorius

Country: South Africa
Year: 2017
Court: Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa
Citation: [2017] ZASCA 133
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to health
Facts:

The Appellant was diagnosed with testicular cancer and his left testicle was surgically removed. He did not like the oncologist who was refered by the surgeon and decided to go for alternative therapies. The respondent practised alternative therapies and treated the appellant for more than a year. The Appellant went back to conventional treatment and …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Inadequate treatment, Negligence, Standard of care
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The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development & Ors. v. The Executive Director, Mulago National Referal Hospital & Anr.

Country: Uganda
Year: 2017
Court: The High Court of Uganda at Kampala
Citation: Civil Suit No. 212 of 2013
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health
Facts:

The 2nd and 3rd plaintiffs are husband and the wife. The 2nd plaintiff delivered two babies in the defendant hospital’s general ward but was discharged with only one baby. The defendants state that one of the babies was stillborn. The 2nd and the 3rd plaintiffs filed a police report for the loss their baby and …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Caesarean, Child mortality, Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Disclosure, Emergency care, Freedom of information, Health care technology, Health data, Health facilities, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Medical records, Minor, Non-disclosure, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Mambu v The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Country: Congo, DRC
Year: 2016
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 2465/2014; UN Doc. CCPR/C/118/D/2465/2014
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to participation
Facts:

Eugène Diomi Ndongala Nzo Mambu was a national of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and president of the opposition political party in the State, challenging the legitimacy of an election. He alleged that he was abducted in 2012 and held incommunicado for three months and 13 days while being interrogated about his ties with …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions
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Pane v. The Member of Executive Council for Health

Country: South Africa
Year: 2016
Court: High Court of South Africa, Free State Division, Bloemfontein
Citation: Case No. 131/2013
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The appellant suffered an incomplete miscarriage and was admitted into the Manapo Hospital on the same day. A uterine evacuation was conducted. She alleges that she was discharged despite constant pain and swelling in her abdomen. She was given antibiotics and was instructed to come back for a check-up if she does not feel better. …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Clinics, Duty of care, Health facilities, Negligence, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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Links v. Member of the Executive Council, Northern Cape Province

Country: South Africa
Year: 2016
Court: The Constitutional Court of South Africa
Citation: [2016] ZACC 10
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The applicant worked as a cleaner and dislocated his left thumb. He went to Kimberlery Hospital for medical treatment and he was sent home after a plaster of paris case was put on his left hand and forearm and was asked to come after 10 days. He returned to the hospital before the stipulated time …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Negligence, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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Madida v. Member of the Executive Council, Province of Kwa-Zulu-Natal

Country: South Africa
Year: 2016
Court: The High Court of South Africa, Kwazulu- Natal Division
Citation: Case No. 14275/2014
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiff instituted an action for medical negligence on behalf of her daughter. She stated that due to the negligence of the hospital staff, her daughter suffers from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, poor cognitive ability, feeding difficulty etc. The plaintiff was admitted and assessed by a midwife who authorised her admission to a ward for …Read more

Tags: Child development, Childbirth, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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Dr Festus Nii Boye Boye V. Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority

Country: Ghana
Year: 2016
Court: In The Superior Court Of Judicature: In The High Court Of Justice, Industrial/Labour Division I
Citation: Suit No. INDL/53/13
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

The Plaintiff, who is a doctor worked on locum basis for the Defendant, which is a corporate entity and provided medical services. The Defendant offered the post of Medical Officer to the plaintiff with the condition that he is deemed medically fit. Thereafter the Defendant withdrew the appointment offer and informed the Plaintiff that he …Read more

Tags: Diabetes, Differently abled, Disabled, Heart disease, Occupational health and safety
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E.L v. The Republic

Country: Malawi
Year: 2016
Court: High Court of Malawi, Zomba District Registry
Citation: [2016] MWHC 656
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The appellant was convicted and sentenced to nine months of imprisonment under Section 192 of the Malawian Penal Code. Section 192 made it an offence to negligently engage in an act, which was likely to spread a dangerous life-threatening disease. E.L (the appellant) was HIV positive undergoing Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART). It was alleged that …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Breast feeding, Children, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Infant health, Minor, Most-at-risk, Pediatric health, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Transmission
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Kenya Legal and Ethical Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN) & Others v. Cabinet Secretary-Ministry of Health & Others

Country: Kenya
Year: 2016
Court: High Court of Kenya at Nairobi, Constitutional and Human Rights Division
Citation: Petition No. 250 of 2015 (2016)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

President Kenyatta issued a directive to national government entities to prepare a report collecting data on all school-going children who were living with HIV and AIDS. Further the directive also mandated data on the guardians of such children, expectant mothers living with HIV and breastfeeding mothers who are HIV positive. The data was to be …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Awareness, Children, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Electronic health information, Electronic health records, Health data, Health records, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Medical records, Minor, Most-at-risk, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Transmission
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Daniel Ng’etich v. Attorney General

Country: Kenya
Year: 2016
Court: High Court of Kenya, Constitutional and Human Rights Division
Citation: Petition No. 329 of 2014 [2016] eKLR
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Public Health Officer in the Nandi Central District arrested the petitioners- Daniel Ng’etich and Patrick Kipng’etich Kirui stating that they had failed to take the prescribed TB Medications. Under Section 27 of the Public Health Act, a magistrate could order the isolation and detention of a person who has been exposed to an infection. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clinics, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Health facilities, Imprisonment, Prison conditions, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Safety regulation, TB, Tuberculosis
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Zogo Andela v. Cameroon

Country: Cameroon
Year: 2016
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: CCPR/C/121/D/2764/2016
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is a treaty by which its parties commit to preserving certain human and political rights. The First Optional Protocol of the Covenant allows for individuals to bring complaints, referred to as communications, against state parties to the Protocol that have allegedly violated articles of the ICCPR. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, due process, health care services, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Jail, Prison, Prison conditions, Right to Fair Trial
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AIDS Law Project v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2015
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 97 of 2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Poverty, Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Petitioner, AIDS Law Project, brought suit against the Government of Kenya, arguing that Section 24 of the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act, No. 14 of 2006 (the Act) was unconstitutional. The Petitioner argued that Section 24 of the Act was vague and overbroad, and therefore unconstitutional. Section 24 imposed criminal sanctions upon …Read more

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Attorney General, et al. v. Dickson Tapela, et al.

Country: Botswana
Year: 2015
Court: Court of Appeal of the Republic of Botswana at Gaborone
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Case 1: Tapela and Piye, two Zimbabwean nationals imprisoned in Botswana, both contracted HIV in prison. They were refused antiretroviral treatment for their condition based on a internal directive issued by the national government to all public medical institutions and personnel on March 26, 2004, indicating that testing, assessment, and treatment with antiretroviral and highly active …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, People living with HIV/AIDS, Testing
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L.N. & 21 Others v. Ministry of Health, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2015
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 218 of 2013
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioners suffered from renal failure and required frequent renal dialysis treatments. Kenyatta National Hospital did not have an adequate number of machines to serve Petitioners’ needs, and would often choose to treat in-patients before Petitioners. Furthermore, the National Hospital Insurance Fund would not reimburse Petitioners for treatments sought at private hospitals. Petitioners brought suit …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Kidney disease, Long-term care, Low income, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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Stransham-Ford v. Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2015
Court: High Court, North Gauteng
Citation: [2015] ZAGPHC, 27401/15
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

This case concerned physician-assisted suicide in South Africa. The applicant, a 66-year-old highly educated, experienced lawyer with four children and a mother, had terminal stage 4 cancer with only a few weeks left to live and brought suit against various government ministries. He sought a declaratory order that a medical practitioner may end, or enable …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Informed choice, Noncommunicable diseases, Palliative care, Patient choice, Suicide
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Millicent Awuor Omuya& 1 Or. v. Attorney General & 4 Ors.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2015
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 562 of 2012
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The petitioners were two women who gave birth and were detained by Pumwani Hospital when they could not pay maternity fees in full upon discharge. The first petitioner was referred to the hospital with a potential breech birth and was detained for 24 days after discharge when she was unable to pay her hospital bill. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Caesarean, Childbirth, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Humiliating treatment, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Low income, Maternal health, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Kenya) & 3 Ors. v. Attorney General & 2 Ors.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2015
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 266 of 2015
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The Director of Medical Services issued a letter on December 3, 2013 and a memo on February 24, 2014 to “All Health Workers” that directed them not to participate in training on safe abortion practice and threatened legal action for non-compliance. The Federation of Women Lawyers filed suit, stating that the letter and memo had …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Access to healthcare, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assisted reproductive technology, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Unsafe abortion
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Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) & 3 Others v. Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 2015
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Constitutional Appeal No. 1 of 2013
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

This case was filed by the families of two women who died during childbirth and the Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD). They argued that inadequate resources for maternal health violated the right to health under Objectives XIV (b) XX, XV and Article 8A of the Ugandan Constitution, the right to life under …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Childbirth, Clinics, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Indigent, Infant health, Infant mortality, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Midwifery, Poor, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Underprivileged
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Nyakaana v. National Environment Management Authority & 6 Ors.

Country: Uganda
Year: 2015
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2015] UGSC 14
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to property
Facts:

The National Environment Management Authority (“NEMA”) demolished the petitioner’s house after serving notice that his residential property was in a wetland. He filed a Constitutional Petition in the Constitutional Court maintaining that his rights over his property and his right to a hearing and to an appeal had been violated. He claimed that Sections 67, …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Harm reduction, Pollution, Water pollution, Water safety
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D.N v. The MEC for Health, Gauteng

Country: South Africa
Year: 2015
Court: The High Court Of South Africa, Gauteng North Division, Pretoria
Citation: [2015] ZAGPPHC 645
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Medicines, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff filed a suit against the Member of the Executive Council for negligence on part of the George Mukhari Hospital during and after her caesarean (C-sec) operation and also the manner in which they treated her infant daughter. The said public hospital is under the administration of the Gauteng Provincial Department. The plaintiff was …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Caesarean, Childbirth, Children, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Infant, Infant health, Maternal health, Minor, Negligence, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Psychology, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Trauma
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M., R.R. v. Member of the Executive Council for Health

Country: South Africa
Year: 2015
Court: The High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Divison, Pretoria
Citation: Case no. 43421A/2013
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiff in this case alleged negligence in her legal capacity of a guardian of her child (B) who suffers from cerebral palsy. She alleged that it was the hospital’s negligence during labour and childbirth, which cause a permanent brain damage in her daughter. In her plaint, she stated that the hospital did not keep …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Caesarian, Clinics, Duty of care, Health facilities, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Patient choice, Remedies, Standard of care
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Oppelt v. Head, Department of Health, Provincial Administration: Western Cape

Country: South Africa
Year: 2015
Court: The Constitutional Court of South Africa
Citation: [2015] ZACC 33
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

The Appellant is a 17 year old, who suffered spinal injuries during a rugby match, which left him paralysed below his neck and in a quadriplegic state. Thereafter, he received treatment at three hospitals under the responsbiliy of the respondent. At the first hospital, he arrived at around 3 pm and was attended to by …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Public hospitals, Remedies, Secondary care, Standard of care
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NN v. The Member of the Executive Council for Health

Country: South Africa
Year: 2015
Court: The High Court of South Africa (Eastern Cape Local Division: Mthatha)
Citation: Case No. 2571/13
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiff filed a suit in her personal capacity and as a guardian of her minor child, Z alleging medical negligence. She alleged that the hospital failed to determine the need for a Caesarean Section and due to prolonged labour and foetal distress, Z suffered from cerebral damage at birth. The Defendant pleaded that under …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Caeserean, Childbirth, Clinics, Duty of care, Infant health, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Patient choice, Remedies, Right to bodily integrity, Right to Health, Right to life TAGS: Health facilities, Standard of care
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The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development & Ors. v. Nakaseke District

Country: Uganda
Year: 2015
Court: High Court of Uganda at Kampala
Citation: Civil Suit No. 111 of 2012
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiffs contended that a woman named Nanteza Irene was brought to the Nakaseke Hospital to deliver a child. She had an obstructed labour and did not receive appropriate medical care due to unavailability of the duty doctor (DW4). The plaintiffs sought damages on account of negligent conduct of the hospital in respect of a …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Health care technology, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damage, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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Equality Now and Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) v. Federal Republic of Ethiopia

Country:
Year: 2015
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Communication 341/2007
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

A 13-year-old girl was abducted and raped by Aberew Jemma Negussie (accused) and his accomplices. The medical report proved non-consensual sexual intercourse. The accused was released on bail and he abducted the girl again and forced her to sign a marriage contract. The girl managed to escape. The accused was sentenced to 10 years of …Read more

Tags: Assault, Child marriage, Children, Minor, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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Monim Elgak, Osman Hummeida and Amir Suliman v Sudan

Country: Sudan
Year: 2015
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Citation: Communication 379/09
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The complainants were human rights activists who were arrested, tortured and ill-treated by the Intelligence Services of Sudan. They were also compelled to leave Sudan. Mr. Suliman’s human rights organization was further shut down by the Sudanese Authorities. During the interrogation, the authorities threatened to kill and rape Mr. Hummeida. He was further denied medical …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assault, Bullying, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Heart diseases, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Law enforcement, Torture
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Tapela, et al. v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Botswana
Year: 2014
Court: High Court
Citation: (MAHGB-000057-14), BWHC 1 (2014)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants, two prisoners with HIV and an interested non-governmental organization, complain that the policy of denying Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (“HAART”) to non-citizen inmates is a violation of the rights of such non-citizen prisoners under the Constitution of Botswana. HAART is a drug treatment that helps control HIV mutation and reduces the likelihood of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, ARVs, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health expenditures, HIV, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, TB, Transmission, Tuberculosis
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