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17 judgments found.


Wong Ho Wing v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2015
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Wong Ho Wing, a Chinese citizen, was wanted by the judicial authorities of Hong Kong, China for smuggling, money laundering, bribery, and tax evasion. He was arrested at the Lima airport as he attempted to enter Peru from the United States. China and Peru had entered into an extradition treaty in 2001 that obligated both …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Torture
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5000 Citizens v. Article 3 of Law Nº 28705

Country: Peru
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 5000 Citizens v. Article 3 of Law Nº 28705, Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] July 19, 2011, EXP. N.º 00032-2010-PI/TC (Peru).
Health Topics: Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

5,000 Peruvian citizens presented an action before the Constitutional Court claiming the unconstitutionality of Article 3 of Law 28705, Law for the Prevention and Control of Tobacco Consumption Risks. This clause prohibits smoking in all health and educational establishments, public institutions, inside of work places, closed public places and any means of public transport, making …Read more

Tags: Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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L.C. v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2011
Court: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Citation: L.C. v. Peru, CEDAW, U.N. Doc. CEDAW/C/50/D/22/2009 (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, 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 due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

A minor child, L.C., began to be sexually abused at the age of 11 years by a 34-year-old man. Two years later, L.C. became pregnant, and in response, attempted suicide by jumping from a building. L.C. survived her suicide attempt, and she was taken to a public hospital where she was diagnosed with a series …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Criminalization, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, Molestation, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Violence against women
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T. P. F. (represented by the Centre for Reproductive Rights and the Centre for the Promotion and Protection of Sexual and Reproductive Rights) v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2011
Court: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 22/2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

This claim was brought on behalf of the injured by her mother, who asserted that the failure of the Peruvian health system to ensure access to essential services for women, in this case therapeutic abortion, compromises its obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, entered into force in …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Depression, Disabled, Emergency care, Examination, Minor, Miscarriage, Pregnancy, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Luis E. Lopez Medrano, et al. v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2010
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Luis E. Lopez Medrano, et al. v. Peru, P703-98, et al., Inter-Am. C.H.R., Report No. 9/10 (2010).
Health Topics: Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case deals with a number of petitions lodged against Peru alleging a violation of the rights to humane treatment, personal liberty, fair trial, privacy and judicial protection enshrined in Articles 5 (Right to humane treatment), 7 (Right to personal liberty), 8 (Right to a fair trial), 9 (Freedom from ex post facto laws), 11 …Read more

Tags: Military, Militias, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Terrorism, Torture
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Community of La Oroya v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 76/09, Petition 1473-06, 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, Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, 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:

Petitioners alleged that environmental pollution from a metallurgical complex in La Oroya, Peru caused a series of violations of the rights of community members. They alleged Peru was guilty by act and omission for its failure to control the metallurgical complex; its lack of supervision of the facility’s operation; and its failure to adopt measures …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asthma, Biohazard, Biosafety, Cancer, Child development, Child mortality, Children, Contamination, Diagnostics, Heart disease, Industrial waste, Infant health, Infant mortality, Infertility, Kidney disease, Lung disease, Maternal health, Minor, Neurological diseases, Poisoning, Pollution, Respiratory diseases, Skin disease, Toxic waste
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Chávez Alvarado, Susana y otras v. el Ministerio de Salud

Country: Peru
Year: 2006
Court: Constitutional Court of Peru
Citation: Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] Nov. 13, 2006, Sentencia 7435-2006-PC/TC (Peru).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

In 2001, Peru’s Department of Health approved the emergency oral contraceptive and resolved to provide it at no charge throughout the nation. Following cases of repeated noncompliance with this resolution, plaintiffs initiated this legal action to enforce compliance. Specifically, the petitioners asserted that the mandates whose compliance they were demanding were: (1) To ensure a …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Contraception, Contraceptives, Counseling, Family planning, Health education, Health regulation, Low income, Poor, Public hospitals
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Pablo Miguel, et al. v. Ministerio de Salud y la Dirección General de Salud Ambiental (DIGESA)

Country: Peru
Year: 2006
Court: Tribunal Constitucional (Constitutional Court)
Citation: Martínez, Pablo Miguel Fabián y Otros v. Ministerio de Salud y la Dirección General de Salud Ambiental (DIGESA), May 12, 2006, Sentencia 2002-2006-PC/TC (Peru).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disasters and emergencies, Environmental health, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to development, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Petitioners filed a Writ of Mandamus action against the Ministry of Health and DIGESA (the General Directorate of Environmental Health) before the Superior Court of Justice of Lima, requesting that the court order Respondents to design and implement a strategy for public health emergencies for the city of La Oroya, pursuant to articles 96, 97, …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Biohazard, Child development, Children, Contamination, Environmental hazards, Infant health, Poisoning, Pollution, Precautionary principle
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Miguel Castro-Castro Prison v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2006
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R., Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 160 (Nov. 25, 2006).
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Mental health, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
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, Right to privacy
Facts:

During the conflict between armed groups and government forces that lasted from the 1980s until 2000, the government of Alberto Fujimori issued a law decree on April 6, 1992, ordering “the reorganization of the National Penitentiary Institute (INPE) and put[ting] the National Police of Peru in charge of the control of security at the penitentiaries.” …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Assault, Childbirth, Clean water, Cleanliness, Compulsory examination, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Dehydration, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Drinking water, Emergency care, Execution, Forced examination, Health records, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Involuntary examination, Jail, Law enforcement, Maternal health, Medical records, Military, Militias, Police, Pregnancy, Prison conditions, Rape, Safe drinking water, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Solitary confinement, TB, Torture, Tuberculosis, Violence against women
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Llantoy Huamán, Karen Noelia (K.L.) v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2005
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Llantoy Huamán v. Peru, U.N. H.R. Comm., U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/85/D/1153/2003 (2005).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

A 17-year-old Peruvian minor was denied a legal therapeutic abortion when tests indicated that her fetus was anencephalic and a gynecologist and obstetrician advised her to terminate the pregnancy, informing her that continued pregnancy would cause risks to her life. The hospital director refused, alleging the abortion would be unlawful according to the Peruvian Criminal …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Children, Criminalization, Depression, Minor, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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K.L. v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2005
Court: Human Rights Committee
Citation: CCPR/C/85/D/1153/2003, Communication No. 1153/2003
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

K.L was a 17 year old pregnant woman who was denied an abortion despite complications in her pregnancy. The foetus was anencephalic. Peruvian abortion laws allowed abortions in case there was a danger to the life or health of the mother. Anencephalic condition posed a life-threatening risk to K.L. The baby died after four days …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Counseling, Depression, Health facilities, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Primary care, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Trauma
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Community of San Mateo de Huanchor v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2004
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 69/04, Case 504/03, October 15, 2004; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.122 Doc. 5 rev. 1 at 487, 23 February 2005
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Environmental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to participation, Right to property
Facts:

This report addresses the admissibility of a petition that alleged Peru failed to fulfill its obligations under the American Convention on Human Rights (the Convention). The Petitioner was the National Coordinator of Communities of Peru Affected by Mining (CONACAMI), representing members of the Community of San Mateo de Huanchor, in their claim that the State …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Contamination, Indigenous groups, Minor, Pediatric health, Pollution, Toxic waste
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De la Cruz-Flores v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2004
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: De la Cruz-Flores v. Peru. Merits, Reparations, and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 115 (Nov. 18, 2004).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, 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
Facts:

Physician María Teresa De La Cruz Flores was detained on March 27, 1996, and charged with terrorism for providing medical services to members of Sendero Luminoso, a guerrilla group in Peru. She was prosecuted before a secret (“faceless”) judge and sentenced on November 21, 1996, to 20 years in prison under a provision that seven …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Depression, Detention, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Militias, Prison conditions, Torture
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Case 2945-2003-AA/TC

Country: Peru
Year: 2004
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Sentencia 2945-2003-AA/TC (2004). (Azanca Alhelí Meza García v. Ministry of Health)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner filed a writ of amparo (appeal for legal protection) against the Ministry of Health of Peru. She sought free administration of comprehensive medical treatment for HIV, including both the continuous delivery of necessary medicines and the performance of periodic CD4 cell count and viral load tests upon medical indication and/or the patient’s urgent …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, Indigent, Low income, Most-at-risk, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Poor, Social security, Testing, Underprivileged
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Maria Mamerita Mestanza Chavez v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2003
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 66/00, Case 12.191, October 3, 2000; OEA/Ser./L/V/II.111, doc. 20 rev., 16 April 2001
Health Topics: Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

A group of NGOs lodged a petition with the Commission alleging that Peru violated Maria Mamérita Mestanza Chávez’s rights on account of a forced sterilization that resulted in her death. Peru implemented a family planning policy involving compulsory and systematic sterilization in order to modify the reproductive behavior of the population. Poor, indigenous, and rural …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Compulsory treatment, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Inadequate treatment, Indigenous groups, Indigent, Infertility, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Poor, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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Loayza-Tamayo v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 1997
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Loayza Tamayo (L) had allegedly been confined in a tiny prison cell for twenty-three and a half hours a day for one year. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights had requested provisional measures whereby Peru would be requested to end her solitary confinement and incommunicado detention and to return her to the pavilion of the prison …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Jail, Prison conditions, Seclusion, Solitary confinement, Torture
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Martín de Mejía, Raquel v. Perú

Country: Peru
Year: 1996
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Martín de Mejía v. Perú, Case 10.970, Report No. 5/96, Inter-Am.C.H.R., OEA/Ser.L/V/II.91 Doc. 7 at 157 (1996).
Health Topics: Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

A group of armed persons with their faces covered by masks violently entered the home of the Mejías, abducted Mr. Mejías and later returned to the house, apparently to ask Mrs. Mejías for her husband’s identity documents. While she looked for them, one of the men followed her into the room and told her that …Read more

Tags: Assault, Forced disappearance, Military, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Terrorism, Torture
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