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3 judgments found.

Black et al. v. City of Toronto

Country: Canada
Year: 2020
Court: Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Citation: 2020 ONSC 6398
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Sexual and reproductive health, Water, sanitation and hygiene

A motion for an interlocutory injunction was brought to prevent the City of Toronto from enforcing its By-law that prohibited camping and erecting tents, structures, and shelters in City parks, City of Toronto Municipal Code, c. 608. The applicants did not challenge the validity of the By-law but sought an order to have it suspended …Read more

Tags: Access to healthcare, Access to treatment, Addiction, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Cleanliness, Depression, Diabetes, Disabled, Drug abuse, drug users, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Influenza, Mental health, Noncommunicable diseases, Opioids, People who use drugs, Poverty, Public safety, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Sexual and reproductive health, Sexual harassment, Substance abuse, violence, water sanitation and hygiene
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Thompson v Ontario (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2016
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2016 ONCA 676

The applicants appealed a decision affirming the constitutionality of Brian’s Law (Mental Health Legislative Reform), 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 9. (“Brian’s Law”), which was enacted by the Ontario legislature in 2000. Brian’s Law amended the Mental Health Act (“MHA”), adding provisions that expanded criteria for involuntary committal in a psychiatric hospital and introduced community treatment …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory examination, Compulsory treatment, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Health care and health services, Incapacity, Informed choice, Informed consent, Involuntary examination, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental health, Mental institution, Psychiatry, Public safety, Schizophrenia
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Mshengu and Others v. Msunduzi Local Municipality and Others

Country: South Africa
Year: 2019
Citation: [2019] 4 All SA 469 (KZP)

The applicants’ claim was based on s. 27(1)(b) of the Constitution – the right to sufficient food and water, which they submitted found further expression in the provisions of the Water Services Act 108 of 1997 (“WSA”). Their complaint argued that farm occupiers and labour tenants, especially the applicants, lacked “access to sufficient water, basic …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Indigent, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Sewage, Waste, Waste management
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Krajnc v. Slovenia

Country: Slovenia
Year: 2018
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: no. 38775/14, § 2, ECHR 2018
Human Rights: Right to property, Right to social security

The applicant, Mr. Slavko Krajnc, was a professional truck driver in Celje, Slovenia. On September 29, 2003, Krajnc was deemed to have “category III work-related disability” as a result of his epilepsy, which rendered him unable to work as a truck driver. Accordingly, he had the right to be assigned to a different, more suitable …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Health systems and financing
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Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, et al. v. Egypt

Country: Egypt
Year: 2011
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 334/06
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life

Three individuals (‘the victims’) were arrested, detained, interrogated, tried and sentenced to death by the Egyptian authorities for their alleged involvement in the 2004 and 2005 bomb attacks on tourist resorts in the Sinai Peninsula. The victims argued that in the course of these proceedings Egypt violated their rights to be free from torture and …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Examination, Execution, Inhuman treatment, Terrorism, Torture
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Nabieh Taha Muhammad al-Bahy, et al. v. President of the Republic, et al.

Country: Egypt
Year: 2008
Court: State Council, Court of Administrative Justice, First Circuit
Citation: Cases no. 21550/61, 21665/61, 22912/61, 23003/61, 25752/61, and 25857/61
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security

On March 21, 2007, the Egyptian Prime Minister issued a Decision (“The Decision”), no. 637/2007, establishing the Egyptian Holding Company for Health Care (“The Holding Company”). The Decision transferred the assets of the Public Health Insurance Organization’s (“HIO”) hospitals and clinics to The Holding Company and its affiliates, declaring the assets privately owned by the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Clinics, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Yasser Mohamed Salah, et al. v. Egypt

Country: Egypt
Year: 2002
Court: UN Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Citation: Opinion No. 7/2002 (Egypt); E/CN.4/2003/8/Add.1 at 68
Health Topics: Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to liberty and security of person

At least 55 men were arrested in Cairo on grounds of their sexual orientation during a police raid of a discotheque. The raid occurred after undercover officers entered the bar and observed and filmed dancing. The police targeted men who appeared to be homosexuals or who were not accompanied by women. One man was slapped …Read more

Tags: Assault, Buggery, Compulsory examination, Forced examination, Gay, Homosexual, Involuntary examination, Law enforcement, LGBTI, Mandatory testing, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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