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3 judgments found.

Black et al. v. City of Toronto

Country: Canada
Year: 2020
Court: Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Citation: 2020 ONSC 6398
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Sexual and reproductive health, Water, sanitation and hygiene

A motion for an interlocutory injunction was brought to prevent the City of Toronto from enforcing its By-law that prohibited camping and erecting tents, structures, and shelters in City parks, City of Toronto Municipal Code, c. 608. The applicants did not challenge the validity of the By-law but sought an order to have it suspended …Read more

Tags: Access to healthcare, Access to treatment, Addiction, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Cleanliness, Depression, Diabetes, Disabled, Drug abuse, drug users, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Influenza, Mental health, Noncommunicable diseases, Opioids, People who use drugs, Poverty, Public safety, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Sexual and reproductive health, Sexual harassment, Substance abuse, violence, water sanitation and hygiene
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Thompson v Ontario (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2016
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2016 ONCA 676

The applicants appealed a decision affirming the constitutionality of Brian’s Law (Mental Health Legislative Reform), 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 9. (“Brian’s Law”), which was enacted by the Ontario legislature in 2000. Brian’s Law amended the Mental Health Act (“MHA”), adding provisions that expanded criteria for involuntary committal in a psychiatric hospital and introduced community treatment …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory examination, Compulsory treatment, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Health care and health services, Incapacity, Informed choice, Informed consent, Involuntary examination, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental health, Mental institution, Psychiatry, Public safety, Schizophrenia
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Mshengu and Others v. Msunduzi Local Municipality and Others

Country: South Africa
Year: 2019
Citation: [2019] 4 All SA 469 (KZP)

The applicants’ claim was based on s. 27(1)(b) of the Constitution – the right to sufficient food and water, which they submitted found further expression in the provisions of the Water Services Act 108 of 1997 (“WSA”). Their complaint argued that farm occupiers and labour tenants, especially the applicants, lacked “access to sufficient water, basic …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Indigent, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Sewage, Waste, Waste management
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Krajnc v. Slovenia

Country: Slovenia
Year: 2018
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: no. 38775/14, § 2, ECHR 2018
Human Rights: Right to property, Right to social security

The applicant, Mr. Slavko Krajnc, was a professional truck driver in Celje, Slovenia. On September 29, 2003, Krajnc was deemed to have “category III work-related disability” as a result of his epilepsy, which rendered him unable to work as a truck driver. Accordingly, he had the right to be assigned to a different, more suitable …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Health systems and financing
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Spence v. The Queen; Hughes v. The Queen

Country: Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Year: 2001
Court: Court of Appeals of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
Citation: Criminal Appeal No. 20 of 1998 (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines); Criminal Appeal No. 14 of 1997 (Saint Lucia)
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life

NS and PH were convicted of murder in St Vincent and St Lucia respectively. In both jurisdictions, the offence is subject to a mandatory sentence of the death penalty. On raising constitutional arguments against the mandatory death sentence before the Privy Council, which had not previously been raised in the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal (the Court), the …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Execution, Inhuman treatment
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Harding v. The Superintendent of Prisons and the Attorney General

Country: Saint Lucia
Year: 2001
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: Civil Appeal No. 13 of 2000
Health Topics: Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

The Appellant, a 51 year-old man who had spent much of his life in prison for violent crimes was arrested and convicted in St. Lucia. He was deemed dangerous and placed in a maximum-security section of the prison in cellular confinement with death row inmates. He was placed in mechanical restraints with chains tied to …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Poor, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement, Torture
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Cox v. The Attorney General, Petrus Compton, et al.

Country: Saint Lucia
Year: 1999
Court: High Court (Civil Constitutional)
Citation: No 714 of 1999, unreported
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

C had been held on death row for 4 years and 9 months without lodging any appeals against conviction or sentence. C sought a stay of his execution order on the grounds that the delay was unreasonable and violated the constitutional prohibition on torture or inhuman degrading treatment or punishment. C argued that the holding …Read more

Tags: Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate
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