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16 judgments found.


The Rio Negro Massacres v. Guatemala

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2012
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Freedom of religion, Right to bodily integrity, Right to development, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

This case deals with the destruction of the Mayan community of Río Negro by a series of massacres perpetrated by the Guatemalan army and members of the civil self-defence patrols in 1980 and 1982 which, according to the IACmHR, included the persecution and elimination of members of the Mayan community, subsequent violations directed against the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Assault, Budget, Child development, Children, Health promotion, Low income, Malnutrition, Minor, Poor, Potable water, Public hospital, Rape, Safe drinking water, Sewage, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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Case 4430-2009

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitutional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional Case No. 4430-2009, January 27, 2010.
Health Topics: Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to work
Facts:

This case was an appeal of a constitutional protection (amparo) action before the Constitutional Court filed by the claimant, Carlos Alexander Molina Garrido, against the Ministry of National Defense. The claimant was dismissed from military service after a report that he was drunk in public, which he appealed before the Ministry. When his administrative appeal …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Military
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Case 4111-2009

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional Case No. 4111-2009, January 28, 2010.
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

This case was an appeal of a constitutional protection (amparo) action before the Constitutional Court filed by the Public Defender of Human Rights, acting on behalf of Maritza Ninnette Cuellar Morales, against the Board of Directors of the Guatemalan Social Security Administration. The Board denied the claimant medical coverage for her spinal condition, based on …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Disabled, Health insurance, Health regulation, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Social security
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Case 2605-2009

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitutional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional Case No. 2605-2009, January 5, 2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

This case was an appeal of a constitutional protection (amparo) action before the Constitutional Court filed by the Public Defender of Human Rights, acting on behalf of Luisa Fernanda Morales Tumax, against the Board of Directors of the Guatemalan Institute of Social Security. The patient, a minor, received a kidney transplant in 2000, when she …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Children, Clinics, Health insurance, Health regulation, Kidney disease, Minor, Pediatric health, Public hospitals, Social security
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Case 335-92 and 359-92

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitutional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional, accumulated Case Nos. 335-92 and 359-92, May 12, 1993
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

This case was an unconstitutionality action brought by the Guatemalan Association of Pharmacists and Chemists et al. challenging the Liberalization of Importation of Medicines Act. The claimants argued that the Act’s elimination of requirements for imported medicines such as expiration dates, instructions in Spanish, and required government testing violated constitutional competition provisions, intellectual property and …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Addiction, Drug quality, Drug safety, Generic drugs, Health regulation, Intellectual property, Labeling, Manufacturing, Patents, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing
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Case 1437-2009

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitutional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional Case No. 1437-2009, February 9, 2010.
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

This case was an appeal of a constitutional protection (amparo) action before the Constitutional Court filed by the Public Defender of Human Rights, acting on behalf of Maria Gabriela Garcia Fernandez, against the Board of Directors of the Guatemalan Social Security Administration. The Board denied the claimant medical coverage for her juvenile diabetes and chronic …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Diabetes, Employment, Health insurance, Kidney disease, Public hospitals, Social security
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Case 332-2010

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: Constitutional Court Case No. 332-2010, March 10, 2010.
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The claimant, the Public Defender for Human Rights, brought a protection action on behalf of Maynor Wilfredo Cardenas Morales against the Guatemalan Institute of Social Security for its failure to provide the patient with the drugs Rapamune and Cellcep, as prescribed for his kidney transplant. The drugs were not included on the Therapeutic Drug Registry, …Read more

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Pensioners of BANDESA v. Guatemala

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 102/09, Petition 1380-06, October 29, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

This case concerned a petition received by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (“IACHR”) from the Workers’ Pension Plan Association of the Banco Nacional de Desarrollo Agricola (National Agricultural Development Bank) (BANDESA). The petition was brought on behalf of 179 former BANDESA workers against the Republic of Guatemala. The petitioners alleged that the State of …Read more

Tags: Employment, Health insurance
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Richard Conrad Solorzano Contreras v. Guatemala

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 103/09, Petition 581-03, October 29, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Violence
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

Richard Solórzano Contreras was stabbed in the neck near his home in Guatemala from where his brother rushed him to the state hospital. Solórzano Contreras’s father, the petitioner, alleged that at the hospital the doctor and nurses did not perform any operations to try to save his son’s life. Rather, they “merely cleaned the wound, …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Assault, Emergency care, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Law enforcement, Police, Public hospitals
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Carlos Raul Morales Catalan v. Guatemala

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 120/09, Petition 270-01
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

In July 1998, two sons were in a car crash from which they suffered serious injuries and needed to undergo several surgical procedures.  Their father brought a case against the state of Guatemala. In March 1999, criminal and civil charges were filed against the drivers of the two vehicles under domestic Guatemalan law, leading to a …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Children, Low income, Minor, Poor
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Case 2158-2009

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Case No. 2158-2009, Corte de Constitucionalidad de la República de Guatemala [Constitutional Court of the Republic of Guatemala] (2009).
Health Topics: Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner, the Guatemala Chamber of Commerce, filed a petition challenging the constitutionality of Articles 3, 4 and 6 of the Law for the Creation of Tobacco Smoke Free Environments, which prohibited smoking in any enclosed space except for hotels and motels and established pecuniary penalties for offenders. The petitioner claimed that the challenged provisions …Read more

Tags: Passive smoking, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case 4053-2009

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional de Guatemala, Exp. No. 4053-2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

Julio César Bravo Villata, a minor, was a beneficiary of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute.  He suffered from cerebral paralysis due to a respiratory arrest that occurred at the time of birth (a “congenital defect”) and his parents were told that once the child turned five, his treatment would be suspended. The Board of Directors …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Disabled, Handicapped, Health expenditures, Health insurance, Health spending, Minor, Pediatric health, Social security
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Case 4448-2008

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: No. 4448-2008 (26 febrero 2009)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

This case was filed by the Human Rights Ombudsman of Guatemala acting on behalf of patients who suffer from vitiligo, psoriasis, fungoid mycosis, alopecia, lichen planus, uremic pruritus, and sclerodermas, against the Board of Directors of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute. He argued that the patients were informed that the company that was providing services …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Diagnostics, Health insurance, Health spending, Skin disease, Social security
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Luis Rolando Cuscul Pivaral, et al. (Persons Living with HIV/AIDS) v. Guatemala

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2005
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Cuscul v. Guat., Case 642/03, Inter-Am. Comm’n H.R., Report No. 32/05, OEA/Ser.L/V/II.124, doc. 5 (2005).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Petitioners, Luis Rolando Cuscul Pivaral and 38 others living with HIV/AIDS, alleged violations of Articles 4 (life), 8 (fair trial), 24 (equal protection), 25 (judicial protection), 26 (progressive development of economic, social and cultural rights) in conjunction with rights referred to in Article 1(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights because the State failed …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, HIV
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Villagrán-Morales, et al. (“Street Children”) v. Guatemala

Country: Guatemala
Year: 1999
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Merits, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 63 (Nov. 19, 1999); Inter Joint Concurring Opinion of Judges A.A. Cancado Trinidade & A. Abreu-Burelli, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 63 (Nov. 19, 1999).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Poverty, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Five youths, three of whom were minors, were “street children” abducted, tortured, and killed by State security agents.  The children lived in a sector of the city where violence and crime rate were high and where State officials commit illegal acts against “street children,” including “threats, arrests, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and homicides as …Read more

Tags: Assault, Children, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Forced disappearance, Health records, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Law enforcement, Low income, Medical records, Minor, Police, Poor, Torture, Underprivileged
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Case 430-93

Country: Guatemala
Year: 1993
Court: Constitutional Court (constituted into an extraordinary amparo tribunal)
Citation: Corte Constitucional de Guatemala, Causa No. 430 – 93, Gaceta de Jurisprudencia No. 31
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

This case was a constitutional writ for the protection of human rights (amparo), which the petitioner sought because the Government had issued a series of agreements (Governmental Agreements 118-93 and 120 – 93) through which the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance was stripped of a part of its budget, in order to pay …Read more

Tags: Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending
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