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8 judgments found.


H v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 37359/09
Health Topics: Health information, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, H., was born male, married a woman, and had a child. She was diagnosed as transgender during the course of the marriage, whereupon she changed her first names and renewed her passport and driver’s license. However, her request to have her identity number changed was refused based on sections 1 and 2 of …Read more

Tags: Civil union, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Domestic partnership, Gender identity, Gender reassignment, Non-disclosure, Notification, Spousal consent, Transgender
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K.U. v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: K.U. v. Fin., App. No. 2872/02, 48 Eur. H.R. Rep. 52 (2009).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life
Facts:

An unknown person placed an advertisement of a sexual nature on a dating website in the name of the applicant, who was 12 years old at the time, without his knowledge, mentioning private information such as his age, year of birth, physical characteristics and his telephone number, which was accurate except for one digit. In …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Minor, Molestation, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment
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I v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 20511/03
Health Topics: Health information
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant was a nurse from 1989 to 1994 at the same public hospital where she sought treatment after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1987. All hospital staff had access to the patient register, which contained information on patients’ diagnoses. In 1992, the applicant became suspicious that her colleagues became aware of her diagnosis through …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Electronic health information, Electronic health records, Health data, Health records, Medical records
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Linder v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 2005
Court: Human Rights Committee
Citation: Comm. 1420/2005, U.N. Doc. A/61/40, Vol. II, at 663 (HRC 2005)
Health Topics: Health care and health services
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

This is a complaint by a Finnish citizen in need of medical care in Germany, who asserts that Finnish authorities have breached certain duties and failed to provide him access to medical care. The complainant was admitted in November 2004 to a hospital in Germany. While in the hospital, he was contacted by the Social …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Emergency care
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K.A. v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 27751/95, Eur. Ct. H.R. 27 (2003).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Mental health, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, a father of three young children, claimed a violation of his right to respect for his private and family life and home under Article 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Convention), when Finnish authorities placed his children in public care in response to allegations of …Read more

Tags: Addiction, Child development, Children, Liquor, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Minor, Molestation, Sexual abuse, Substance abuse
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K. and T. v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 2001
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 25702/94; (2003) 36 EHRR 18; [2000] ECHR 173
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to family life
Facts:

Applicants were two Finnish Nationals, a mother (K.) and her cohabitant (T.). K., a diagnosed schizophrenic, had a history of hospitalization. At the time K. and T. began cohabitating in 1991, K.’s daughter (P.) and son (M.) were living with her. The children had different fathers, neither of whom was T. In 1992, custody of …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Compulsory commitment, Health facilities, Incapacity, Incompetence, Infant health, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Minor, Pediatric health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Schizophrenia
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Z v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 1997
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 22009/93, 25 Eur. H.R. Rep. 371 (1997).
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, a Finnish national, had been married to X, who was not a Finnish national, at the time the events occurred. They were both infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). X was convicted for rape and during the criminal proceedings the court gave orders requiring the applicant’s medical advisers to give evidence. In …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Violence against women

Kerojärvi v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 1995
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 17506/90, 32 Eur. H.R. Rep. 8 (2001).
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant was a Finnish national who had retired from the military after receiving a shrapnel wound in his back during his service in the wars between Finland and the Soviet Union. Although the State Office for Accident Compensation (Compensation Office) acknowledged that the shrapnel wound was a “military injury” for purposes of compensation under …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Disabled, Employment, Handicapped, Military, Notification, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Physically challenged, Social security, Workers' compensation
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