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15 judgments found.


Paradiso and Campanelli v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2017
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: ECHR 034 (2017)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicants are husband (Campanelli) and wife (Paradiso). After unsuccessful attempts at having a child, they registered themselves as prospective adoptive parents and obtained court approval to adopt a foreign child. Due to delays in the adoption, the applicants decided to resort to surrogacy arrangements. A surrogate mother was found in Russia and the applicants …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Child, Children, Clinics, Health facilities, In vitro fertilization, Minor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals
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Parrillo v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2015
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 46470/11
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to property
Facts:

The applicant, Parrillo, claimed that a legislative ban preventing her from donating embryos conceived in vitro to scientific research violated her rights to respect for private life and peaceful enjoyment of her possessions under Article 8 and Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization
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Giorgini v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2015
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 20034/11
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Hospitals, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Ms. Ebe Gigliola Giorgini, the applicant, is an Italian national who was born in 1933. In 2008, the applicant was convicted by the District Court for a number of different offenses, including criminal association, aggravated fraud, and ill-treatment. In 2010, the applicant underwent a second set of criminal proceedings. On June 9, 2010, the Pistoia …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Elderly, Health facilities, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Older persons, Prison conditions
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Oliari and Others v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2015
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications nos. 18766/11 and 36030/11
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

Six Italian Nationals brought a claim of discrimination to the European Court of Human Rights. They claim that the Italian courts refused to grant them the right to get married, based on the fact that they were same sex couples. They brought the case to the European Court on the basis of breach of the …Read more

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Costa and Pavan v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 54270/10
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Following the birth of their first child, the applicants, Costa and Pavan, discovered that they were carriers of cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease. Their child was born with the disease. A prenatal test confirmed that their second child was also affected by cystic fibrosis. They decided to terminate the pregnancy on medical grounds. The applicants …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Assisted reproductive technology, Genetic disease, In vitro fertilization, Noncommunicable diseases, Termination of pregnancy
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Enea v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 74912/01
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The plaintiff, Salvatore Enea, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for crimes related to mafia-type criminal organization, drug trafficking, and illegal possession of firearms. The Minister of Justice ordered the plaintiff be subject to a special prison regime for one year due to the danger he presented to society. The regime included restricting family …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Prison conditions, Torture
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Case of Saadi v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 37201/06
Health Topics: Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant was a Tunisian national who was arrested on 9 October 2002 on suspicion of involvement in international terrorism. He was charged with (1) conspiracy to commit acts of violence in States other than Italy with the aim of spreading terror, (2) falsification of “a large number of documents such as passports, driving licences …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Asylum, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Immigrants, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Refugee, Terrorism, Threat of violence, Torture
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E.B. v. X

Country: Italy
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court of Cassation
Citation: Case No. 21748/2007 of 16 October 2007
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disabilities, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

E.E., an adult, was in a car accident in 1992. As a result of this accident, she entered into an irreversible vegetative coma. E.E. was not clinically dead, defined as the “irreversible  cessation  of  all  encephalon  functions,” but was clinically in a permanent vegetative state (PVS). She was kept alive through force-feeding by means of …Read more

Tags: Compulsory treatment, Disabled, Duty of care, Food, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Incapacity, Incompetence, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Starvation, Unauthorized treatment
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Giacomelli v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2006
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 59909/00, 45 Eur. H.R. Rep 38 (2006).
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, an Italian national, claimed the government violated Article 8 (respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights when its authorities failed to implement a court order to suspend a waste treatment plant because of its permanent effects on her health and home. The applicant was living in a …Read more

Tags: Cleanliness, Contamination, Industrial waste, Pollution, Waste, Waste management
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Calvelli and Ciglio v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2002
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 32967/96; [2002] ECHR 3
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Calvelli and Ciglio’s baby was transferred to an intensive care unit immediately after its birth, and died two days later of post-asphyxia syndrome. EC, the doctor who had delivered the baby and was a joint owner of the clinic, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and received a one year suspended prison sentence under the …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Diabetes, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inappropriate treatment, Infant mortality, Minor, Negligence, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Tort
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Boso v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2002
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 50490/99, Eur. Ct. H.R. 846 (2002).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, an Italian national, claimed violations under Articles 2 (right to life), 8 (respect for private and family life) and 12 (right to marry and family) of the European Convention on Human Rights (the Convention) after his wife obtained a legal abortion without his consent. Prior to bringing an action in the European Court of …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Family planning, Pregnancy, Spousal consent, Spousal notification, Termination of pregnancy
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Case 252/2001

Country: Italy
Year: 2001
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

The Court evaluated the constitutionality of article 19, para. 2 of the legislative decree 25 July 1998 no. 286 (Consolidating act on Immigration and Norms concerning the Status of Foreigners) (the Decree) which implicitly allowed the expulsion of a foreigner entering Italian territory without documentation and staying for the sole reason of completing essential medical …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Disabled, Handicapped, Health care technology, Immigration, Migrants, Physically challenged
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Labita v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2000
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 26772/95
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The plaintiff applied to the European Court of Human Rights alleging that the conditions in the Italian prison Pianosa violated Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which prohibits torture and inhuman or degrading treatment. The plaintiff was arrested on suspicion of involvement in a mafia-type organization, and transferred to Pianosa Prison. The …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Prison, Prison conditions, Torture
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Guerra and Ors. v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 1998
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 14967/89; (1998) 26 EHRR 357; [1998] ECHR 7
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Residents of Manfredonia brought an action against the Italian government for failing to provide them with information about the health risks posed by a nearby chemical factory. The residents of Manfredonia lived approximately one kilometer away from the Enichem chemical factory. The factory, which produced fertilizers and caprolactam, was classified as “high risk,” because it …Read more

Tags: Biohazard, Biosafety, Cleanliness, Contamination, Industrial waste, Pollution, Toxic waste, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution
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Luberti v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 1984
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 9019/80, 6 Eur. H.R. Rep. 440 (1984).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Applicant, Luberti, an Italian national, shot and killed his mistress and was sentenced to twenty years imprisonment. The applicant pleaded insanity and several experts concluded that the applicant was suffering from mental illness. These findings were accepted by the Court of Appeal and he was acquitted on grounds of mental incapacity and the applicant was …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Incapacity, Insanity, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Paranoia, Psychiatry, Psychosis
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