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7 judgments found.


Case Of Fernandes De Oliveira v. Portugal

Country: Portugal
Year: 2017
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2017] ECHR 78103/14
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The applicant’s son, A.J., had a history of mental health disorders, and alcohol and substance addiction, and since 1984 had spent several periods in psychiatric hospitals. During the period in September 1999 in which A.J. was hospitalised, the doctor treating A.J. did not permit him to leave the hospital whilst he was being treated. However, …Read more

Tags: Alcohol, Clinics, Drug use, Health facilities, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Psychiatry, Substance abuse, Suicide, Trauma
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Lopes De Sousa Fernandes v. Portugal

Country: Portugal
Year: 2017
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 56080/13
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant’s husband underwent a surgery to remove nasal polyps. He suffered from severe headaches and went back to the emergency department. The duty doctor prescribed him some tranquilizer stating it was some psychological problem. As the headaches did not subside, a medical team examined him the next day and found that he was suffering …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clinics, Compensation, Counseling, Damages, Diagnostics, Disclosure, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Health facilities, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Medical records, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damage, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Testing
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Women on Waves and Others v. Portugal

Country: Portugal
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 31276/05
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Freedom of expression
Facts:

In 2004, three associations sent the ship Borndiep to Portugal where abortion was illegal that would stage activities promoting the decriminalization of abortion including distribution of drugs that can induce abortion. Aware of the project, the Portuguese Government prevented the boat from entering its national territory. The three plaintiffs sued Portugal in national courts, which …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Condoms, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning
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Salguiero Da Silva Mouta v. Portugal

Country: Portugal
Year: 2000
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 33290/96
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life
Facts:

S was a homosexual Portuguese national. In 1983 he married a woman, C, with whom he had a daughter. S and C subsequently separated and then divorced. Since their separation, S had been living with another man. In connection with their divorce, S and C signed an agreement giving C parental responsibility over the daughter …Read more

Tags: Child development, Gay, Homosexual, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual abuse, Sexual orientation
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International Commission of Jurists v. Portugal

Country: Portugal
Year: 1999
Court: European Committee of Social Rights
Citation: Complaint No. 1/1998
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) alleged that a large number of children work illegally in many economic sectors in Portugal. It further stated that the poor working conditions these children are subjected to have a serious impact on their health. The ICJ produced several documents and relied particularly on a report which stated that …Read more

Tags: Child development, Child mortality, Children, Informal economy, Job safety, Minor, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions
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Silva Rocha v. Portugal

Country: Portugal
Year: 1996
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 82/1995/588/674
Health Topics: Mental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Silva Rocha (S) was remanded in custody after a dispute with a neighbor following which the latter died. He was committed for trial on charges of aggravated homicide and illegal possession of weapons and the criminal court found in July 1990 that the established facts constituted these offences. However, it concluded from the medical evidence …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Insanity, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mental illness, Mental institution, Threat of violence
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Case 39/84

Country: Portugal
Year: 1984
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Acórdão N.º 39/84
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The President wished to remove significant portions of Law No. 56/79 that established the National Health Service. The law was created by parliament and thus the President argued that the parliament holds all power to alter or remove the law. The President also intended to repeal and replace Law No. 488/75, but the constitutionality of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding
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