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9 judgments found.


Artavia Murillo et al. v. Costa Rica

Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2012
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to privacy, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

This case alleged human rights violations resulting from Costa Rica’s prohibition on the practice of in vitro fertilization (“IVF”), which had been in effect in Costa Rica since 2000, following a ruling of the Constitutional Chamber of the Costa Rican Supreme Court of Justice (“Constitutional Chamber”) in which it was held that IVF violated the right to …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Fertility, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Pregnancy
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Case 14593

Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2008
Court: Supreme Court of Costa Rica (Constitutional Chamber)
Citation: Corte Suprema [Supreme Court], Sala Constitucional, 23 septiembre 2008, Sentencia 14593, Expediente: 08-012440-0007-CO (2008)(Costa Rica).
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Environmental health, Occupational health, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Circular No. 03-2006 of the Municipality of Oreamuno designated an area within the public building to serve as a smoking room in accordance with Law N°7501 (1995), which provided for such spaces. The designated area was the aisle leading to the kitchen. Petitioner sought relief from the alleged violation of her right to health as …Read more

Tags: Passive smoking, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case 14766

Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court of Costa Rica (Constitutional Chamber)
Citation: Corte Suprema [Supreme Court], Sala Constitucional, 6 octubre 2006, Sentencia 14766, Expediente: 06-011928-0007-CO (2006)(Costa Rica).
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Petitioner filed a Writ of Amparo to challenge the administrative procedure that instituted a partial ban on cigar and cigarette advertisements pursuant Article 9 of Costa Rica’s Tobacco Regulation Act. Petitioner claimed such a partial ban was constitutionally unacceptable, as only a total ban on advertisement could fulfill the obligation of the State to safeguard …Read more

Tags: Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case 17867

Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court of Costa Rica (Constitutional Chamber)
Citation: Corte Suprema [Supreme Court], Sala Constitucional, 12 diciembre 2006, Sentencia 17867, Expediente: 06-011793-0007-CO (2006)(Costa Rica).
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Environmental health, Health care and health services, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Petitioner was an inmate in a State prison who filed a Writ of Amparo challenging the administrative regulation that exempted inmates from the prohibition to smoke inside cells and other closed, indoor environments within prisons. In his submission, plaintiff contended the regulation (of infra-legal hierarchy status) was unconstitutional as it forcibly exposed him to tobacco …Read more

Tags: Passive smoking, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Vega Atencio, Damas v. Ministry of Justice

Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court of Costa Rica
Citation: Corte Suprema [Supreme Court], Sala Constitucional, 12 de diciembre del 2006, Res. No 2006017867, Expediente: 06-011793-0007-CO (2006)(Costa Rica).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiff, a Costa Rican national, presented an appeal of protection against the Ministry of Justice claiming his right to health had been violated. The plaintiff was deprived from liberty in a local prison which he claimed was overpopulated and in close contact with persons with chronic diseases. The Ministry of Justice argued that it …Read more

Tags: Non-communicable diseases, Passive smoking, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Ana Victoria Villalobos and Others v. Costa Rica

Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2004
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 25/04, Petition 12.361, March 11, 2004; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.122 Doc. 5 rev. 1 at 237, 23 February 2005
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

A Presidential Decree authorizing and regulating the practice of in vitro fertilization was issued in 1995. The Decree permitted solely married couples to utilize the practice; it prohibited the insemination of more than six ovules per couple; and it required that all embryos be deposited in the maternal uterus, prohibiting the freezing, preservation or discarding …Read more

Tags: Family planning, Health regulation, In vitro fertilization, Infertility
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Sanchez Villalobos, Ana Victoria and Others v. Costa Rica

Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2004
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Sanchez Villalobos v. Costa Rica, Case 12.361, Inter-Am. Comm’n H.R., Report No. 25/04, OEA/Ser.L/V/II.122, doc. 5 rev. 1 (2004).
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Petitioner, a man seeking treatment for infertility, alleges on behalf of others seeking treatment that the Government of Costa Rica’s prohibition on access to in vitro fertilization, one of the treatments available, constitutes violations of Articles 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 11(2), 17, 24, 25, 26 and 32 of the American Convention on Human Rights, …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Assisted reproductive technology, Family planning, Fertility, Health care technology, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Pregnancy
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Case 08587

Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2003
Court: Supreme Court of Costa Rica (Constitutional Chamber)
Citation: Corte Suprema [Supreme Court], Sala Constitucional, 19 agosto 2003, Sentencia 08587, Expediente: 03-007202-0007-CO (2003)(Costa Rica).
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Environmental health, Health care and health services, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Petitioners challenged the constitutionality of Article 9 of Costa Rica’s tobacco regulation act, which provided for a partial ban on cigar and cigarette advertisement. In their submission, petitioners claimed the constitutional standard to safeguard the right to health, to life and to a clean environment could not be appropriately fulfilled by such a partial ban, …Read more

Tags: Contamination, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case 00280

Country: Costa Rica
Year: 1992
Court: Corte Suprema de Justicia de Costa Rica [Costa Rica Supreme Court]
Citation: Corte Suprema [Supreme Court], Sala Constitucional, 07 de Febrero 1992, Sentencia 00280, Expediente: 90-001401-0007-CO (1992) (Costa Rica).
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Petitioner brought an action against the Social Security Service of Costa Rica, asserting that the institution arbitrarily stopped providing patients with pharmaceuticals for the treatment of HIV/AIDS, in violation of petitioner’s constitutional right to health. The petitioner sought the recognition of an obligation on the part of the Social Security Service of Costa Rica to …Read more

Tags: Access to medicines, AIDS, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, HIV, People living with HIV/AIDS
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