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14 judgments found.


Federation of Catholic Families in Europe v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 2015
Court: European Committee of Social Rights
Citation: Complaint No. 99/2013
Facts:

The complainant, Federation of Catholic Families in Europe (FAFCE), had alleged violation of Article 11 of the European Social Charter(hereinafter Charter) on the ground that the government of Sweden (hereinafter respondent) had failed to enact legislation or insufficient/poorly implement legislation governing the practice of conscientious objection by health care providers, which had led to discrimination …Read more

Tags: Freedom from Discrimination, freedom of religion, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Occupational health, Right to Enjoyment of Favorable Working Conditions, Right to Health, Sexual and reproductive health
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Gillberg v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 41723/06; [2010] ECHR 1676
Health Topics: Health information
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant is a 50-year old professor specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry, at the University of Gothenburg. A neuropsychiatry research project, the Gothenburg Study, focusing on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children was carried out from 1977 to 1992 at the University of Gothenburg. The researchers assured “the children’s parents and later to the …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health data, Health information, Health records, Non-disclosure, Secrecy
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H.M. v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 2012
Court: Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Citation: Communication No. 3/2011; U.N. Doc. CRPD/C/7/D/3/2011
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner had a chronic connective tissue disorder, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), due to which she could no longer leave her house nor could she be transported to the hospital because of the increased risk of injury. The only type of rehabilitation available to her was hydrotherapy via an indoor pool at her house. Accordingly, the …Read more

Tags: Access to healthcare, Access to treatment, Differently abled, Disabled, Handicapped, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Physically challenged
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H.R. v. Försäkringskassan

Country: Sweden
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Administrative Court
Citation: RÅ 2010 ref. 52, Målnummer: 1201-09
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

H.R’s partner became acutely ill during her temporary residency in Great Britain. H.R. travelled to Great Britain to support and care for her whilst she was in hospital. He was the only family member present for multiple surgeries to treat his partner’s life-threatening cancer. This required significant and costly travel for H.R. Upon returning to …Read more

Tags: Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security
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Wistrand v. Riksförsakringsverket

Country: Sweden
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Administrative Court
Citation: RÅ 2010 ref. 52, Målnummer: 1201-09
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to work
Facts:

In 1999, Mr. Wistrand, a Swedish man, obtained an alternative and promising form of rectal cancer treatment in France because this treatment was not yet available in Sweden.  Upon his return in 2000, his local Social Insurance Board denied his request for compensation for his medical costs because the treatment did not occur in Sweden.  …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Cancer, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security, Tertiary care
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Enhorn v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2005] E.C.H.R. 56529/00
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Public safety, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Applicant was an HIV-positive man who had sex with men. He had transmitted HIV to another, younger man through a sexual encounter prior to his diagnosis. He was subsequently instructed by the county medical officer, among other things, not to have sexual intercourse without first disclosing to his partner that he was HIV-positive, to …Read more

Tags: Addiction, AIDS, Alcohol, Children, Clinics, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Condoms, Counseling, Disclosure, Gay, HIV, HIV positive, Homosexual, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Isolation, LGBTI, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Paranoia, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Public hospitals, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Substance abuse, Transmission
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S.J. v. Försäkringskassan (‘Jelinek’)

Country: Sweden
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Administrative Court
Citation: RÅ 2004 ref. 41
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff was diagnosed with a severe inflammatory disease, and she was offered treatments at the hospital in Sweden using a common treatment method for her disease.  After ending two rounds of this treatment process (and learning that doctors recommended a further 6 to 12 treatment rounds), the plaintiff had commenced the new treatment method …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security, Tertiary care
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K.B.F v. Försäkringskassan

Country: Sweden
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Administrative Court
Citation: RÅ 2004 ref. 41
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The plaintiff regularly stayed in Germany during part of the year and needed dental treatment. The first treatment was deemed acute and thus paid for by the German version of the Swedish Social Security Insurance Agency (SSIA). Subsequent treatments were deemed not acute and thus were not paid for. The plaintiff sought compensation by the …Read more

Tags: Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Social security
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Andersson, Anne-Marie v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 1997
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 20022/92, 25 Eur. H.R. Rep. 722 (1998).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant, a Swedish national who lived with her youngest son was unable to work as a result of dental problems which caused her severe pain, and anxiety about a dispute with her landlord. She contacted a psychiatric clinic in order to receive a medical certificate which would enable her to claim sickness benefit from the …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Counseling, Disclosure, Health data, Health records, Health regulation, Medical records, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Non-disclosure, Notification, Psychiatry, Psychology, Secrecy, Social security, Subsidies
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M.S. v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 1997
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 20837/92, Eur. Ct. H.R. 49 (1997).
Health Topics: Health information, Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant was a Swedish citizen who slipped and fell at work. She made a claim for compensation under the Industrial Injury Insurance Act from the State Insurance Office. The applicant’s lawyer made a routine request for her file and it was revealed that the State Office had been in correspondence with the women’s clinic and …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Compensation, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health data, Health records, Job safety, Medical records, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Workers' compensation
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Cruz Varas and Ors v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 1991
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 15576/89
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life
Facts:

Cruz Varas (C V) , his wife and son (all Chilean nationals) had applied for political asylum but the National Immigration Board held that, from the information given, they had not invoked sufficiently strong reasons to be considered as refugees under national or international law and that they should be expelled. In an unsuccessful appeal …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Assault, Asylum, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Mental disorder, Migrants, Police, Rape, Refugees, Sexual violence, Torture
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Margareta and Roger Anderson v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 1991
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Case No. 61/1990/252/323
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Roger Anderson (son of Margareta) was taken into public care on a provisional basis. When he started school, it was found that he lacked social skills and maturity. Margareta rejected suggestions made by the Social welfare authorities. Roger stopped attending school in December 1984. Margareta and Roger moved to an address unknown to the authorities …Read more

Tags: Children, Clinics, Diabetes, Health facilities, Incapacity, Incompetence, Mental competence, Minor
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K.H. v. Malmöhus Läns Landstingskommun

Country: Sweden
Year: 1990
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: NJA 1990 s 442 – Målnummer No. 40
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Facts:

Kerstin H. had an operation intended to lessen pain in her hip, however after the operation she still suffered from the original ailment as well as new pain. Prior to the operation, Kerstin H. had been informed that the doctors aimed “to clean up the area around the nerve” (the doctors had also used such …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Disclosure, Duty of care, Examination, Health care professionals, Informed choice, Negligence, Patient choice, Tertiary care, Unauthorized treatment
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Eriksson v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 1989
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 11373/85, 12 Eur. H.R. Rep. 183 (1990).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant and her daughter Lisa are Swedish nationals. Lisa was taken into public care shortly after her birth on the ground that the conditions in their home were unsatisfactory. Later on an appeal the court terminated the public care, but prohibited for an indefinite period the removal of Lisa from the foster home pursuant to …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Minor, Psychiatry, Psychology
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