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23 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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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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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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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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Rosemary Namubiru v. Uganda

Country: Uganda
Year: 2014
Court: High Court
Citation: HCT-00-CR-CN---0050-2014
Health Topics: Aging, Child and adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Facts:

Appellant Rosemary Namubiru was charged with and convicted of committing a negligent act likely to spread infection of disease, contrary to Section 171 of Uganda’s Penal Code Act. Appellant worked as a nurse at Victoria Clinic, a public hospital in Kampala. On 7 January 2013, appellant began intravenous administration of antibiotics to two-year-old Mathew Mushabe. …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Duty of care, Elderly, Infant health; Pediatric health; Minor, Negligence; Standard of care; Health care workers; Health care professionals, Older persons, Public hospitals; HIV; HIV positive; Transmission; Hepatitis
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Center for Health Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) v. Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 2012
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Constitutional Petition No. 16 of 2011
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Medicines, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioners claimed that the lack of provision of basic health maternal commodities in Government Health Facilities and the negligent, unethical behavior of health workers toward expectant mothers in those facilities resulted in violations of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (the “Constitution”). Specifically, the petitioners claimed violations of the right to health and …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Children, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Essential medicines, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health spending, Humiliating treatment, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Infant health, Infant mortality, Inhuman treatment, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Midwifery, Negligence, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Poor, Pregnancy, Primary care, Public hospitals, Remedies, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Center for Health Human Rights and Development, et al. v. Nakaseke District Local Administration

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

Nanteza Irene, the deceased, was taken to Nakaseke Hospital for obstetric care and management in order to deliver a child. The plaintiffs asserted that she died because she had an obstructed labor condition and did not receive appropriate medical care and attention. The assigned doctor on duty for the day that she went to the …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Duty of care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inadequate treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Negligence, Pregnancy, Public hospitals
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Centre For Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), et al. v. The Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Constitutional Petition No. 64 of 2011
Health Topics: Disabilities, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (“CEHURD”) alleged that Uganda passed laws that were (1) degrading to mentally challenged individuals and (2) contrary to the Ugandan Constitution (“Constitution”). The factual issue at hand involved the claim that people with mental disabilities were being detained for long and indefinite periods of time without due …Read more

Tags: Compulsory confinement, Cruel and unusual punishment, Degrading treatment, Differently abled, Disabled, Handicapped, Humiliating treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental retardation
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Law and Advocacy for Women in Uganda v. Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court at Kampala
Citation: [2010] UGCC 4; Constitutional Petition No. 8 of 2007
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

Petitioner NGO brought a petition requesting that the Court declare that the act of female genital mutilation (FGM) was in violation of various articles of the Uganda Constitution.  The Petitioner argued that FGM was practiced extensively by the certain Ugandan tribes, and that FGM was crudely carried out, involved excruciating pain, could lead to death, …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Degrading treatment, Female genital mutilation, Hepatitis, HIV, Humiliating treatment, Indigenous groups, Inhuman treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Torture, Transmission, Violence against women
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In re Peter Ssebuliba alias Namansa James (an infant)

Country: Uganda
Year: 2010
Court: High Court at Jinja
Citation: [2010] UGHC 124; Miscellaneous Cause No. 37 of 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health
Human Rights: Right to family life
Facts:

The applicant, who is the biological mother of infant Peter Ssebuliba, filed a writ of habeas corpus claiming that the infant was being held unlawfully by the respondent pursuant to an invalid adoption order authorized by members of the father’s family without the applicant’s consent. The accounting of the facts varies between the applicant and …Read more

Tags: Children, Minor
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CISE Dispensers (U) Ltd. v. Executive Secretary, National Drug Authority

Country: Uganda
Year: 2010
Court: Court of Appeal at Kampala
Citation: [2010] UGCA 38; Civil Appeal No. 20 of 2009
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Facts:

The appellant operated an Allied Professional Health Unit. On July 25, 2008, the respondent, accompanied by the police, entered the appellant’s premises where they “inspected, searched and impounded some drugs found thereon.” The respondent claimed that the premises was not licensed, arrested the appellant, and confiscated the impounded drugs. The High Court dismissed the applicant’s …Read more

Tags: Drug enforcement, Essential medicines, Health regulation, Law enforcement, Pharmaceuticals
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Attorney General v. Susan Kigula, et al.

Country: Uganda
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court at Mengo
Citation: [2009] UGSC 6; Constitutional Appeal No. 03 of 2006
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

K and 417 others were all persons convicted of diverse capital offences under the Penal Codes Act and had been sentenced to death as provided for by the laws of Uganda. They filed a petition in the Constitutional Court under Article 137(3)[1] of the Constitution, challenging the constitutionality of the death penalty. In particular, they …Read more

Tags: Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Torture
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Tim Kabaza, et al.. v. Chatha Investments Ltd.

Country: Uganda
Year: 2008
Court: High Court at Kampala
Citation: [2008] UGHC 122; Miscellaneous Application No. 745 of 2007
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

Applicants were residents of Kyambogo Lower Estate, where they used a common facility for sanitation in the form of septic tanks. The channels leading to those tanks were located on a road reserve and the Respondent intended to erect a perimeter fence around that road reserve. Respondent was given an offer, containing certain terms and …Read more

Tags: Environmental degradation, Sewage, Waste, Waste management
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Law & Advocacy for Women in Uganda v. Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 2007
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 2007 UGCC 1
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life
Facts:

L, a women’s rights advocacy group, filed two petitions dealing with the constitutional validity of sections of the Ugandan Penal Code Act regarding adultery and sections of the Succession Act regarding gender equality in succession and inheritance. L argued that s 154 of the Penal Code Act was inconsistent with Articles 20,[1] 21,[2] 24,[3] 26,[4] …Read more

Tags: Criminalization
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Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment v. Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 2004
Court: High Court at Kampala
Citation: Miscellaneous Cause No. 0100 of 2004
Health Topics: Environmental health
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health
Facts:

The government of Uganda issued a 50 year permit to Kakira Sugar Works Ltd (the company) for growing sugar cane on the Butamira Forest Reserve. This amounted to defacto degazetting of the protected land. The company failed to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment. Once the company had the permit, it tried to clear the existing …Read more

Tags: Environmental degradation
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Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda

Country: Burundi, Congo, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda
Year: 2003
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: (2004) AHRLR 19 (ACHPR 2003); Communication 227/99
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The Democratic Republic of Congo initiated proceedings before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, alleging that the respondent countries (Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda) committed various human rights violations. The Democratic Republic of Congo alleged that the respondent countries committed multiple massacres against people of the Democratic Republic of Congo including attacking Inga hydroelectric …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Armed conflict, Assault, Children, Execution, Forced displacement, HIV, HIV positive, Manmade disaster, Military, Militias, Public hospitals, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Transmission, Violence against women
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Joyce Nakacwa v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Uganda
Year: 2002
Court: Constitutional Court at Kampala
Citation: [2002] UGCC 1; Constitutional Petition No. 2 of 2001
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

On June 21, 2001, the petitioner delivered a baby by the roadside and visited the second respondent’s Naguru Maternity Home/Clinic with the baby still attached to her. She received no medical care and was referred to another hospital. The petitioner was unable to walk the distance and was forced to sit outside with her newborn …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Clinics, Compulsory examination, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Forced examination, Health facilities, Humiliating treatment, Infant mortality, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary examination, Jail, Law enforcement, Mandatory examination, Maternal health, Mob, Police, Pregnancy, Prison conditions, Torture
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Environment Action Network Ltd. v. Attorney General and National Environment Management Agency

Country: Uganda
Year: 2001
Court: High Court at Kampala
Citation: High Court Miscellaneous Application No. 39 of 2001
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Environmental health, Public safety, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant, a public interest organisation, brought an application in the public interest seeking a declaration that unregulated smoking in public areas is a violation of the constitutional rights of non-smokers to life and to a clean and healthy environment. Article 50(2) of Uganda’s Constitution provides that “[a]ny person or organization may bring an action …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Children, Minor, Passive smoking, Pediatric health, Second-hand smoke, Smoking
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Joseph Eryau v. Environmental Action Network Ltd. (No. 1)

Country: Uganda
Year: 2001
Court: High Court at Kampala
Citation: Civil Application No. 470 of 2001, Arising from Miscellaneous Application No. 39 of 2001
Health Topics: Public safety, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to life
Facts:

Applicant Joseph Eryau made a motion to be heard in opposition to Application No. 39/2001. The declarations being sought in the motion of Application No. 39/2001 would state that “smoking in a public place constitutes a violation of the rights of the non-smoking members of the public to a clean and healthy environment as prescribed …Read more

Tags: Air safety, Passive smoking, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Joseph Eryau v. Environmental Action Network Ltd. (No. 2)

Country: Uganda
Year: 2001
Court: High Court at Kampala
Citation: Civil Application No. 39 of 2001, Arising from Miscellaneous Application No. 39 of 2001
Health Topics: Environmental health, Public safety, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment
Facts:

Applicant Joseph Eryau made a motion to be heard in opposition to Application No. 39/2001. Of the five declarations proposed in the motion of Application No. 39/2001, all but two were struck down (including those orders which criminalized smoking in public places). The remaining two proposed that “smoking in a public place constitutes a violation …Read more

Tags: Air safety, Criminalization, Passive smoking, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Salvatori Abuki and Richard Abuga v. Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 1997
Court: Constitutional Court at Kampala
Citation: [1997] UGCC 5; Constitutional Case No. 2 of 1997
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Freedom of religion, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to housing, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The petitioners, Salvatori Abuki and Richard Obuga, brought a constitutional challenge against their convictions in a Magistrates’ Court for the practice of witchcraft. (Richard Obuga died before the hearing on the petition began leaving only one petitioner, Abuki.) The petitioner was arrested on a complaint of witchcraft and charged with practicing witchcraft in contravention of …Read more

Tags: Criminalization, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Forced displacement, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration
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