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Ngobe Indigenous Communities v. Panama

Country: Panama
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 75/09, Petition 286-08, August 5, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to participation, Right to property, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

In May 2007, the State of Panama, without community consultation, granted a concession for the construction of a hydroelectric dam within the traditional lands of an indigenous community, the Ngöbe. Although the construction of the dam was still in its initial stages at the time the petition was filed, the petitioner alleged that the work …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Assault, Children, Clean water, Cleanliness, Contamination, Drinking water, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Forced displacement, Indigenous groups, Law enforcement, Lung disease, Minor, Pediatric health, Police, Pollution, Potable water, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Waste management, Water pollution
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Ricardo Lachman, et al. v. Caja de Seguro Social (Amparo de Garantías Constitucionales – No. 199812)

Country: Panama
Year: 1998
Court: Supreme Court of Justice of Panama
Citation: Ricardo Lachman, et al. v. Caja de Seguro Social (Amparo de Garantías Constitucionales - No. 199812), Corte Suprema de Justicia, en pleno, Panamá [Supreme Court of Justice of Panama] Diciembre 31, 1998 (Pana.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The petitioner, Ricardo Lachman, brought action on behalf of  La Fundación Pro Bienestar y Dignidad de las Personas Afectadas por el VIH/SIDA (Foundation for the Well-Being and Dignity of Persons with HIV/AIDS) and his patient Jorge Nelson Moran Jaen against the Social Security Fund for denying Nelson Moran HIV/AIDS treatment medications prescribed by Lachman. The …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, HIV, People living with HIV/AIDS, Social security
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