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5 judgments found.


Haas v. Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
Year: 2011
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2011] ECHR 2422
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant suffered from a serious bipolar disorder and wished to commit suicide and requested a lethal dose of sodium pentobarbital, which is available only on prescription, from several psychiatrists but was unsuccessful. The applicant then contacted various official bodies seeking permission to obtain the substance from a pharmacy without a prescription. The Federal Office …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assisted suicide, Bipolar, Harm reduction, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Metal competence, Pharmaceuticals, Suicide
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S v. Procureur Général

Country: Switzerland
Year: 2009
Court: Court of Justice, Penal Division [Cour de Justice, Chambre pénale]
Citation: Switzerland
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Petitioner, S, was a man living with HIV. He was aware that he was HIV-positive since 1998 and had been undergoing treatment since then. In 2006, he began combination antiretroviral therapy. The Petitioner’s viral load had been undetectable since 2008 and he was not suffering from any other infections. The Petitioner’s doctors had assured …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Condoms, Contraceptives, Health care professionals, Health care workers, HIV, HIV positive, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Public hospitals, Sexual assault, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Transmission
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Balmer-Schafroth and Others v. Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
Year: 1997
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Case No. 671996686876, 26 August 1997
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Balmer-Schafroth (B) and nine other applicants lived in villages situated in a containment zone within a radius of four to five kilometers from a nuclear power station in operation since 1971. In March 1991 they had requested the federal council to refuse an indefinite extension of the operating license being sought for the station and …Read more

Tags: Nuclear disaster, Nuclear radiation, Nuclear waste, Precautionary principle
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Hurtado v. Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
Year: 1994
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Case No. 37/1993/432/511 [1994] ECHR 280
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Facts:

While arresting Mr. Hurtado, Swiss police officers threw a stun grenade, forced Mr. Hurtado to the ground, and handcuffed and hooded him. The officers allegedly then beat Mr. Hurtado until he lost consciousness, and he was not allowed to change out of his dirty clothes for at least a day. Mr. Hurtado asked to see …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Inhuman treatment, Law enforcement, Police
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Schuler-Zgraggen v. Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
Year: 1993
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 14518/89, (1993) 16 EHRR 405
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health information, Health systems and financing, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to social security
Facts:

Schuler (S), who had contributed to the state invalidity insurance from her wages when working, contracted tuberculosis and was granted an invalidity pension when it was determined that she was unfit for work. She gave birth to a son in 1984 and, after being required to undergo a medical examination, her pension was cancelled with …Read more

Tags: Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health insurance, Health records, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Social security, Subsidies, TB, Tuberculosis
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