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31 judgments found.


Case of Angel Alberto Duque (Report on the merits)

Country: Colombia
Year: 2014
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 5/14
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

Duque and his same-sex partner lived together as a couple for over ten years, until his partner died from AIDS. Four years prior to the death, Duque was diagnosed with HIV and was being treated under support from his partner. When his partner died, Duque asked the COLFONDOS (the pension service) to ask what requirements …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Domestic partnership, Gay, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, Homosexual, LGBTI, Low income, Out-of-pocket expenditures, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Poor, Queer, Sexual orientation, Social security
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Case T-627/12

Country: Colombia
Year: 2012
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: No. T-627/12
Health Topics: Health information, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiffs, 1200 women filing a joint tutela, seek constitutional protection against false information being spread by the Attorney General of Colombia regarding emergency contraception. The Attorney General stated that emergency contraceptive that contained Levonorgestrel was an abortificant as the contraceptive can prevent implantation of a fertilized egg on to the walls of the uterus. …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Birth control, Conscientious objection, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Freedom of information, Health education, Maternal health
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Aranzazu Meneses de Jiménez v. Colombia

Country: Colombia
Year: 2010
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: P2779-02, Inter-Am. C.H.R., Report No. 50/10 (2010).
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to work
Facts:

Aranzazu Meneses de Jiménez, a General Service Operator at the Maria Inmaculada Hospital, filed a petition against the Republic of Colombia alleging a violation of article 4 (right to life), article 5 (right to humane treatment), and article 25 (right to judicial protection) of the American Convention on Human Rights and Articles 1, 2, 6 …Read more

Tags: Assault, Forced disappearance, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Militias
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Case C-830/10

Country: Colombia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court of Colombia
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.][Constitutional Court], Sala Plena octubre 20, 2010, M.P.: Luis Ernesto Vargas Silva, Sentencia C-830/10 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Controlled substances, Environmental health, Health information, Public safety, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to a clean environment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to development, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Petioner brought action before the Constitutional Court, challenging the constitutionality of Law 1335 of 2009, which imposes a general ban on all forms of tobacco promotion, advertisement and sponsorship and in this case, its constitutionality is being questioned. It imposes bans on behaviors aimed at promoting the consumption of a particular group of goods but …Read more

Tags: Alcohol, Cancer, Child development, Contamination, Health education, Health promotion, Heart disease, Passive smoking, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case T-045/10

Country: Colombia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court of Colombia
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Primera de Revisión febrero 2, 2010, M.P.: María Victoria Calle Correa, Sentencia T-045/10 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

An amparo action (appeal for legal protection) was brought against the Ministry of Social Protection by the Colombian Commission of Jurists (Comisión Colombiana de Juristas) on behalf of three women (Diana Carmenza Redondo, Argénida Torres, and María Romero), who were victims of massacres orchestrated by either paramilitaries or guerrillas, who were thereafter displaced from their communities, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Counseling, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Diagnostics, Forced displacement, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Mental illness, Military, Refugees
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Case T-310/10

Country: Colombia
Year: 2010
Court: Colombian Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Primera de Revisión abril 30, 2010, M.P.: María Victoria Calle Correa, Sentencia T-310/10 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to development, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

25-year-old Petitioner brought a legal protection action before the Municipal Court of Santa Rosa de Osos against Coomeva EPS for refusing to cover the labiaplasty surgery prescribed by her doctor to treat her condition, labia minora hypertrophy.  Petitioner was unable to fully cover the procedure and therefore, claimed that the denial of coverage constituted a …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Diagnostics, Examination, Health care professionals, Low income, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Social security, Testing
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Case T-974/10

Country: Colombia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.][Constitutional Court], Sala Séptima de Revisión de Tutelas noviembre 30, 2010, M.P.: Jorge Ignacio Pretelt Chaljub, Sentencia T-974/10 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to education, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant, a Colombian woman, tutela action (appeal for legal protection) on behalf of her daughter against EPS Coomeva, a health care provider in Colombia. The child was diagnosed with cognitive disabilities, which required, according to the Fundación Integrar de Medellín, an institution specialized in the care of patients, that the child receive special education …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Child development, Children, Disabled, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Low income, Mental retardation, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Physically challenged, Poor, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Case C-727/09

Country: Colombia
Year: 2009
Court: Colombian Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Plena octubre 14, 2009, M.P.: María Victoria Calle Correa, Sentencia C-727/09 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Aging, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

Petitioner Hernán Antonio Barrero Bravo brought action challenging the constitutionality of Law 860 (Reform of the Social Security System law), alleging its violation of articles 48 (principle of progressive realization), 49 (principle of non-retrogression of social rights) and 53 (principle of non-retrogression in the protection given by the previous law) of the Constitution in changing …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Elderly, Health expenditures, Health insurance, Health regulation, Long-term care, Older persons, Senior citizens, Social security
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Case T-388/09

Country: Colombia
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Octava de Revisión mayo 28, 2009, M.P.: Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto, Sentencia T-388/09 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner, a Colombian national, filed a tutela (an appeal for legal protection) on behalf of his partner who was 19 weeks pregnant. The petitioner’s partner underwent examination and discovered that the fetus exhibited serious malformations that made the fetus unviable. Despite the advice of a board of specialists to terminate the pregnancy, the local health …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clinics, Conscientious objection, Criminalization, Family planning, Health care professionals, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Subsidies, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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Auto 092/08

Country: Colombia
Year: 2008
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.][Constitutional Court], Sala Segunda de Revisión No. 092 abril 14, 2008, M.P.: Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa, Auto 092/08 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disasters and emergencies, Environmental health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, 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 due process/fair trial, Right to education, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to property, Right to work
Facts:

The Constitutional Court considered the persistence of an unconstitutional state of affairs with regard to forced displacement, which disproportionately affected women in Colombia. The Court originally declared an unconstitutional state of affairs in Ruling T-025 of 2004 and again in Resolution 218 of 2006. More than half the displaced people in Colombia  (54 per cent) …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Forced abortion, Forced displacement, Humiliating treatment, Indigenous groups, Inhuman treatment, Mental illness, Pregnancy, Rape, Refugees, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Torture, Violence against women
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Case T-760/08

Country: Colombia
Year: 2008
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Segunda de Revisión julio 31, 2008, M.P.: Manuel José Cepeda Espinoza, Sentencia T-760/08 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

In 1993, Colombia passed Law 100, a broad national healthcare reform act that attempted to improve delivery of health services in Colombia by utilizing public and private insurers (“Health Promoting Entities,” or EPSs) as substitutes to purchase health care for insured patients. To this end, the law established a two-tier system of benefits: (1) a …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Primary care, Secondary care, Social security, Subsidies, Testing
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Emberá-Chamí Community FGM Case

Country: Colombia
Year: 2008
Court: Juzgado Promiscuo Municipal de Pueblo Rico, Risaralda (Municipal Jurisdiction Court of Pueblo Rico, Risaralda)
Citation: Juzgado Promiscuo Municipal [Municipal Jurisdiction Court], julio 24, 2008, Radicación No. 66572-40-89-001-2008-00005-00 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of religion, Right to a clean environment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Emberá-Chamí community, which is located on the Río San Juan Embera-Chamí native reservation, practices female genital mutilation. This consists of cutting and cauterizing the clitorises of newborn girls. The practice is customary for this community and appears to have two rationales: first, to prevent infidelity among adolescent girls and women, and second, to prevent, …Read more

Tags: Child development, Female genital mutilation, Indigenous groups, Infant health, Infant mortality
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Gómez Arambula, Carlos Humberto v. Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia deMedicamentos y Alimentos INVIMA

Country: Colombia
Year: 2008
Court: Higher Court on Administrative Law, Chamber of Administrative Litigation
Citation: Case File No. 11001-03-24-000-2002-00251-01
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

A Colombian citizen challenged before the Supreme Administrative Court the constitutionality of an administrative decision that allowed the Asociación Probienestar de la Familia Colombiana PROFAMILIA to import and distribute the emergency contraception pill Postinor 2. The petitioner argued that the drug suppressed life in its initial stages, acting as an abortive and therefore violating the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Birth control, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy
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Case T-209/08

Country: Colombia
Year: 2008
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional[C.C.][Constitutional Court],Sala Novena de Revisión febrero 28, 2008, M.P.: Clara Inés Vargas Hernández, Sentencia T-209/08 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

A girl, aged 13, was a victim of rape and became pregnant as a result. The girl was affiliated with the Coomeva healthcare provider company. However, the company refused to perform a legal abortion claiming conscientious objection on the part of all of its physicians. The company then referred her to the Erasmo Meoz de …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Pregnancy, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual violence, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Unsafe abortion, Violence against women
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Case T-171/07

Country: Colombia
Year: 2007
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C] [Constitutional Court], Sala Tercera de Revisión, Marzo 9, 2007, MP.: Jaime Córdoba Triviño, Sentencia T-171/07.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The petitioner brought an tutela action (appeal for legal protection) against SALUDVIDA E.P.S., a health insurance company, for violation of her right to surgical abortion, seeking legal protection of her right to psychological and physical integrity and permission to have an abortion. The petitioner claimed that during the fifth month of her pregnancy, her fetus had …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion technique, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Conscientious objection, Criminalization, Emergency care, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Ituango Massacres v. Colombia

Country: Colombia
Year: 2006
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Inter-Am. C.H.R., (ser. C) No. 148 (Jul. 1, 2006).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disasters and emergencies, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

Petitioners, the alleged victims of violent acts that took place in a region called La Granja, alleged before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that members of law enforcement bodies and paramilitary groups involved in the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia participated in armed raids in which they killed unarmed civilians, robbed others, and caused …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Children, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Militias, Minor, Refugees
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Case C-355/06

Country: Colombia
Year: 2006
Court: Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court]
Citation: Sentencia C-355/06
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to development, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Women petitioners brought a tutela action (appeal for legal protection) requesting that the Court declare unconstitutional particular provisions of the Penal Code (Articles 122 (criminalized abortion), 123 (criminalized abortion without consent), and 124 (mitigating circumstances)) that criminalized abortion, claiming that, first, the doctrine of res judicata did not apply to them with regards to previous decisions …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Children, Criminalization, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Family planning, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Pregnancy, Rape, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Unsafe abortion
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Case T-453/05

Country: Colombia
Year: 2005
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Tercera de Revisión, Mayo 2, 2005, M.P.: Manuel Jose Cepeda Espinosa, Sentencia T-453/05 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

A woman filed a tutela action (appeal for legal protection), claiming that a criminal court violated the Criminal Procedures Code when it ordered and examined evidence requested by the defense in a trial where she was a rape victim.  The request for evidence included documents on her behavior and several witnesses to testify about her …Read more

Tags: Molestation, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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Case T-095/04

Country: Colombia
Year: 2004
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: Colombia; Constitutional Court; Sentencia T-095/04.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

Mrs. Torres Puerta (the “Patient”) was affiliated with E.P.S. Coomeva, a Health Providing Entity. (Note: in Colombia, Health Providing Entities are in charge of providing healthcare services to employees, who must subscribe to one of such entities and pay a monthly fee which their employer deducts from their salary). In 2002, The Patient received authorization …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Diagnostics, Examination, Health expenditures, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies, Testing
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Case T-081/04

Country: Colombia
Year: 2004
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: Constitutional Court, Ninth Revision Chamber, February four (4), two thousand and four (2004), Magistrate: Dr. CLARA INES VARGAS HERNANDEZ, Ruling T-081/04
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

Mr. Rodrigo Alberto Valencia Echeverri brought a Constitutional Action against Cafesalud EPS (“EPS”), a Health Promoting Entity, arguing that his fundamental rights to health and social security had been violated. The plaintiff affirmed that EPS would not administer a medicine called “gadolinium contrast dye”, which was required to conduct a “brain magnetic resonance” exam. This …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Diagnostics, Health insurance, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Case T-465/03

Country: Colombia
Year: 2003
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Tercera de Revisión junio 5, 2003, M.P.: Manuel José Cepeda Espinoza, Sentencia T-465/03 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to education, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to work
Facts:

Mr. XX filed a tutela action (appeal for legal protection) against the Ministry of National Defence-School of Cadets for expelling him after discovering that he was HIV-positive during a blood donation. The discharge occurred two months before the petitioner was to be promoted to Second Lieutenant. The petitioner had passed all health exams and was found …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Diagnostics, Employment, Essential medicines, Examination, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Military, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Testing
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Case T-1132/01

Country: Colombia
Year: 2001
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Séptima de Revisión octubre 25, 2001, M.P.: Eduardo Montealegre Lynett, Sentencia T-1132/01 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

Originally, three individuals living with HIV brought action against Hospital Simón Bolívar and the District’s Secretary of Health for the Hospital’s refusal to provide them with the necessary medications and treatment for their condition upon petitioners’ inability to afford payment of the medications and services. The petitioners claimed violations of their rights to health, life …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, HIV, Low income, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Poor, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Case SU-1167/01

Country: Colombia
Year: 2001
Court: Constitutional Court
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

Doris Fabiola Reinoso Barroso was the daughter of Esteban Reinoso (the Plaintiff) a Colombian Petroleum Company (the Respondent) pensioner, who enjoyed medical assistance services covered by the Respondent. Although she was an adult, Ms. Barroso was listed as a beneficiary of the Plaintiff on these medical assistance services, as her paranoid schizophrenia meant that she …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Health insurance, Incapacity, Incompetence, Maternal health, Mental competence, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Paranoia, Pregnancy, Schizophrenia, Social security
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Case SU-623/2001

Country: Colombia
Year: 2001
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

Cesar Augusto Medina Lopera (the Plaintiff) requested the Health Security Company Comfenalco (H.S.C, the Respondent), to affiliate him to the Social Security System in Health as beneficiary of his life partner, Jairo Castaño Suescún, who was a contributor to this H.S.C. The Respondent denied the affiliation and argued that, in accordance with Colombian Political Constitution, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Gay, Health funding, Health insurance, Homosexual, LGBTI, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Queer, Sexual orientation, Social security
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Case T-209/99

Country: Colombia
Year: 1999
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: Constitutional Court, Fourth Revision Chamber, April thirteen (13) ninty ninty nine (1999), Magistrate Dr. CARLOS GAVIRIA DÍAZ, Ruling T-209/99.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

This joint appeal involved two cases wherein mentally ill individuals were released from psychiatric hospitals into the care of their families. In File 152.647, Jorge Sandro Hernandez Tacuri had been repeatedly admitted into psychiatric hospitals because he suffered from a variety of mental psychosis, including schizophrenia and epilepsy. After treatment in the psychiatric hospital, Jorge …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Community-based care, Health insurance, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Social security
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Case SU-225/98

Country: Colombia
Year: 1998
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health systems and financing, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

Through a representative, 418 parents, inhabitants of the sector of Puenta Aranda in Bogota, filed a tutela against the national and district health authorities alleging that the authorities’ failure to provide a free vaccination program against meningitis violated the duty to protect the health of their children. The Plaintiffs were poor, worked in the informal …Read more

Tags: Access to medicines, Child development, Children, Cleanliness, Health funding, Health spending, Immunization, Indigent, Infant health, Infant mortality, Informal economy, Low income, Meningitis, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Poor, Social security, Subsidies, Underprivileged, Vaccination, Vaccines
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Case SU-480/97

Country: Colombia
Year: 1997
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Informed consent, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The case combined six writs of tutela that were filed against the Institute of Social Security (ISS) into one record. The Plaintiffs were persons living with HIV who had not been able to obtain protease inhibitors to treat their HIV. The protease inhibitors sought by the Plaintiffs were antiretrovirals used in the treatment of HIV …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Generic drugs, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, HIV, Informed choice, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Patient choice, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Case SU-256/96

Country: Colombia
Year: 1996
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Informed consent, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to privacy, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

Mr. XX, the Plaintiff, worked for the Gun Club Corporation, the Respondent, from 16 March 1992 until 1 July 1994. On 28 April 1994, Dr. Alvaro Murra Erazo, who was working for the Respondent, administered an HIV test to the Plaintiff. After receiving a positive result, the Plaintiff was advised by Dr. Murra to resign …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Compulsory testing, Confidentiality, Employment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Involuntary testing, Job safety, Mandatory testing, Non-consensual testing and treatment, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Safe working conditions, Transmission, Workers' compensation
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Case T-411-1994

Country: Colombia
Year: 1994
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: No. T-411-1994
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition
Human Rights: Freedom of religion, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

A 10-month-old baby girl was diagnosed with lobar pneumonia, malnourishment, and dehydration. A doctor advised her parents to seek immediate medical attention considering her critical health state was putting her life at risk. The parents were evangelical Christians whose sect did not allow them to take the baby to the hospital for treatment. The Caldono …Read more

Tags: Child mortality, Children, Dehydration, Hunger, Infant health, Infant mortality, Malnutrition, Minor, Pediatric health, Starvation
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Case T-484/92

Country: Colombia
Year: 1992
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner, a Colombian national living with HIV, filed an appeal for legal protection against the Colombian Social Security Institute. The Petitioner claimed that his right to medical services was threatened when a doctor at the Cali Social Security Institute informed him that his treatment would cease in 30 days. However, medical directors at the …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, AIDS, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Poor, Social security, Underprivileged
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