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2 judgments found.

Brincat and Ors. v. Malta

Country: Malta
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application Nos. 60908/11, 62110/11, 62129/11, 62312/11 and 62338/11
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to life

From 1968 to early 2003 the applicants were employees at the state-owned Malta Drydocks Corporation (MDC), where they alleged they were exposed to asbestos. The applicants also alleged that the asbestos particles settled in their clothing and were carried home, affecting their private life. Asbestos had been known to be dangerous since the 1950s, however, …Read more

Tags: Asbestos, Cancer, Industrial hygiene, Noncommunicable diseases, Occupational health and safety, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases
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Aden Ahmed v. Malta

Country: Malta
Year: 2013
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Health Topics: Environmental health, Mental health, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to liberty and security of person

The applicant was a Somalian who irregularly entered the Republic of Malta where she applied for an asylum on 18 February 2009. Following the rejection of her application, she escaped from the detention center in Malta and irregularly entered the Netherlands in May 2009. On 11 February 2011, the applicant was returned to Malta and …Read more

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