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29 judgments found.


Mambu v The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Country: Congo, DRC
Year: 2016
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 2465/2014; UN Doc. CCPR/C/118/D/2465/2014
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to participation
Facts:

Eugène Diomi Ndongala Nzo Mambu was a national of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and president of the opposition political party in the State, challenging the legitimacy of an election. He alleged that he was abducted in 2012 and held incommunicado for three months and 13 days while being interrogated about his ties with …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions
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Case 822 K/Pid.Sus/2010

Country: Indonesia
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

On 7 August 2008, the Defendant, Prita Mulyasari, arrived at Omni International Hospital in Tangerang with symptoms of a fever and dizziness. She was then admitted, and through a series of unfortunate events, ended up receiving unnecessary medication and incorrect lab results under the care of Dr. Hengky. Her condition significantly worsened after an incorrect …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Criminalization, Dengue, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Public hospitals
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Hospital Association of South Africa v. Ministry of Health, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2010
Court: High Court - North Gauteng Division, Pretoria
Citation: [2010] ZAGPPHC 69; 2010 (10) BCLR 1047 (GNP); [2011] 1 All SA 47 (GNP)
Health Topics: Health information, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Right to participation
Facts:

Two cases (numbers 37505/09 and 21352/09) were consolidated by an order of the court along with this case of the Hospital Association of South Africa Ltd (number 37377/09), as they all dealt with the same issues. The Applicants sought relief in respect of the promulgation by the Minister of Health (Minister) of Regulations Relating to …Read more

Tags: Access to medicines, Awareness, Health regulation, Notification
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Jehovah’s Witnesses of Moscow and Others v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2010
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 302/02
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of association, Freedom of religion
Facts:

On March 26, 2004, the District Court of Moscow upheld a claim to dissolve the religious community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Moscow (“Community”) and imposed a permanent ban on its activities. The court upheld the claim on various the grounds, which included charges that the Community encouraged its members to commit suicide and/or refused medical …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Compulsory examination, Compulsory testing, Compulsory treatment, Emergency care, Forced treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary examination, Involuntary testing, Involuntary treatment, Patient choice, Unauthorized treatment
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Antonio Tavares Pereira, et al. v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 96/09, Petition 4-04
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

Fifty buses worth of landless rural workers attempted to protest in Paraná’s capital for agrarian reform as large amounts of the rural lands in the state were owned by a few landholders. The caravan was intercepted by military police. When passengers got off one of the buses to inquire what was happening, the military police …Read more

Tags: Law enforcement, Military, Police
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Ngobe Indigenous Communities v. Panama

Country: Panama
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 75/09, Petition 286-08, August 5, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to participation, Right to property, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

In May 2007, the State of Panama, without community consultation, granted a concession for the construction of a hydroelectric dam within the traditional lands of an indigenous community, the Ngöbe. Although the construction of the dam was still in its initial stages at the time the petition was filed, the petitioner alleged that the work …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Assault, Children, Clean water, Cleanliness, Contamination, Drinking water, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Forced displacement, Indigenous groups, Law enforcement, Lung disease, Minor, Pediatric health, Police, Pollution, Potable water, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Waste management, Water pollution
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Miroslav Grcev and Stamen Filipov to the Constitutional Court

Country: Macedonia
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 70/2009-0-0
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Environmental health, Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case was heard together with case 261/2008-0-0. The Petitioners, Miroslav Grcev and Stamen Filipov, challenged the constitutionality of the Anti-Smoking Law (the Law). The Law banned smoking in public premises, advertising cigarettes, and selling cigarettes to persons under the age of 16. Public premises included institutions for education, health, state administration,  public transport, and …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Air pollution, Awareness, Children, Minor, Passive smoking, Pediatric health, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case 2009-0023

Country: Belgium
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court [Court Constiutionelle]
Citation: No. 4379 & No. 4396. C. C., n°2009-0023
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of association
Facts:

Three non-profit organizations concerned with Belgian healthcare and nursing brought forward a plea seeking to annul a 2007 law relating to the representation of homecare nurses within the Conventions Committee of Nurses. At a later date, another non-profit organization brought forth a plea challenging Articles 2-5 of the 2007 law. The Constitutional Court heard both …Read more

Tags: Employment, Health care professionals, Health care workers
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Case 0002–09-SEE–CC, Case 0002-09-EE

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucionalpara el Período de Transición]
Citation: Corte Constitucional para el Período de Transición, Sentence No. 0002 – 09- SEE – CC, Case No. 0002-09-EE, May 5, 2009
Health Topics: Infectious diseases, Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Freedom of movement and residence
Facts:

This decision addressed the power of the Ecuadorian executive to curtail the rights to freedom of movement, meeting and association by issuing a state of emergency aimed at preventing an outbreak of the swine flu virus, defined as a global threat by the World Health Organization. The Constitutional President of the Republic of Ecuador, Mr. …Read more

Tags: Influenza
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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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Kevin Mgwanga Gunme, et al. v. Cameroon

Country: Cameroon
Year: 2009
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Citation: Communication 266/03
Health Topics: Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Right to development, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to participation
Facts:

The complainants were South Cameroonian citizens who alleged a variety of human rights violations done by Cameroon and were seeking the right to secede and form their own state. In 1961, the United Nations Trust System held a plebiscite that allowed South Cameroonians to join Cameroon or Nigeria but not to form their own country. …Read more

Tags: Police, Terrorism
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Treatment Action Campaign & Five Others v. M.E.C. of Health & Three Others

Country: South Africa
Year: 2007
Court: High Court - Cape of Good Hope Provincial Division
Citation: 7991/07 (unreported)
Health Topics: Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Right to health, Right to work
Facts:

A public sector strike took place in 2007. The State contended that not all employees of the State have a right to participate in such a public sector strike, in particular those engaged in essential services. The State subsequently obtained an order in which an interdict was granted to the effect that essential services employees …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Diagnostics, Examination, Health facilities, Public hospitals, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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James Demers v. Canada

Country: Canada
Year: 2006
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 85/06, Petition P-225-04, October 21, 2006; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.127, Doc. 4 rev. 1, 3 March 2007
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Right to life
Facts:

This report addresses the admissibility of a petition that alleged Canada failed to fulfill its obligations under the American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man (the Declaration), including protection of the right to life, the right of special protection of women during pregnancy and the freedom of expression and dissemination of ideas. Anti-abortion …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Criminalization, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Partial birth abortion, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy
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Case 2005-147

Country: Belgium
Year: 2005
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°2005-147, 28 September 2005
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information
Human Rights: Freedom of association
Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health data, Health education, Health promotion
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Cyprus v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2001
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 25781/94; (2002) 35 EHRR 30; [2001] ECHR 327
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Freedom of religion, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to property, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

Cyprus lodged an application against Turkey for alleged violations of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the “Convention”) which occurred during and after the Turkish military operations in Cyprus in 1974 and the subsequent 1983 establishment of the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” (“TRNC”). Cyprus alleged that Turkey was responsible …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants
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Malawi African Association, et al. v. Mauritania

Country: Mauritania
Year: 2000
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: (2000) AHRLR 149 (ACHPR 2000); Communications 54/91, 61/91, 98/93, 164-196/97 and 210/98
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to food, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to property, Right to work, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

Six communications jointly alleged that the Mauritanian state committed numerous human rights violations from 1986 to 1992. Specifically, the communications alleged that the State violated articles 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, and 26 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (“the Charter”), which came into …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Armed conflict, Cleanliness, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Malnutrition, Military, Prison conditions, Rape, Refugees, Solitary confinement, Starvation, Torture
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Kazeem Aminu v. Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2000
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 205/97 (2000).
Health Topics: Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The complainant alleged that Nigerian security agents arbitrarily arrested his client, Mr. Ayodele Ameen, as a result of Mr. Ameen’s political activism in support of validating the country’s 12 June 1994 elections, which the Nigerian military government had previously annulled. While in prison, the complainant claimed that Nigerian security officials tortured Mr. Ameen, subjected him …Read more

Tags: Access to medicines, Detention, Inhuman treatment, Torture
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Huri-Laws v. Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2000
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 225/98 (2000).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to property
Facts:

Huri-Laws, a non-governmental organization registered in Nigeria, filed on behalf of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), another Nigerian organization based in Lagos, a complaint claiming that the Federal Military Government of Nigeria harassed and persecuted the latter’s legal staff in various forms that violated provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Charter). …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Military, Prison conditions, Torture
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Amnesty International, et al. v. Sudan

Country: Sudan
Year: 1999
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. Nos. 48/90-50/91-52/91-89/93 (1999).
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of religion, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Amnesty International and three other international human rights organizations filed a series of four complaints (Communications 48/90, 50/91, 52/91, and 89/93) on behalf of hundreds of prisoners, whom the organizations believed suffered detainment without trial, as well as various forms of torture and cruel and inhuman treatment in prison, following a coup d’état in Sudan …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Prison conditions, Torture
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Case 1999-071

Country: Belgium
Year: 1999
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°1999-071, 17 June 1999
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom of association
Tags: Health regulation, Health spending, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Social security
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Nowinski, Elsa Alicia s/inconstitucionalidad artículo 16 de la ley 6982

Country: Argentina
Year: 1999
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: N. 36. XXXII.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Right to health, Right to property, Right to social security
Facts:

The plaintiff filed a claim arguing the constitutionality of article 16 of the law no.6982, which required retirees and pensioners who previously received health services from the Institute of Social Welfare to change their affiliation to the Institute of Medical Assistance IOMA (a health provider). The plaintiff claimed that this law violated articles 14, 17, 28, 33, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to healthcare, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Freedom of Association, Health regulation, Right to Health, Right to Life, Social security
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International Pen and Others. on Behalf of Saro Wiwa v. Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Year: 1998
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: AHRLR 212 (ACHPR 1998); Communications 137/94, 139/94, 154/96 and 161/97
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to acquire nationality, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

S, a writer and president of an Ogoni people’s movement, and L (the movement’s vice-president) were arrested in May 1994 after the murder of four Ogoni leaders following a riot which had occurred during a meeting organized by the movement. It was alleged that S was severely beaten during the first days of his detention …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Torture
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Centro Médico Segurola S.A. v. Estado Nacional

Country: Argentina
Year: 1998
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: C. 1042. XXXIII.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Right to development, Right to privacy, Right to property, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

The Medical Center “Segurola S.A” (“Centro Médico Segurola S.A”) filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the National State, under article 43 of Argentina’s National Constitution and law 16.986. The plaintiff considered law 24.754 to be unconstitutional because in article 1 it established that the companies that provide prepaid medical …Read more

Tags: Health insurance, Health regulation, Right to Property, Right to work, Social security
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Case SU-480/97

Country: Colombia
Year: 1997
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Informed consent, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The case combined six writs of tutela that were filed against the Institute of Social Security (ISS) into one record. The Plaintiffs were persons living with HIV who had not been able to obtain protease inhibitors to treat their HIV. The protease inhibitors sought by the Plaintiffs were antiretrovirals used in the treatment of HIV …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Generic drugs, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, HIV, Informed choice, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Patient choice, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Suray Prasad Sharma Dhungel v. Godavari Marble Industries and Others

Country: Nepal
Year: 1995
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Writ No. 35 of the year 2049 B.S (1992)
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of association, Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The Petitioner, Legal and Environmental Analysis for Development and Research Services (Pvt.) Ltd. (LEADERS Inc) was a company that conducted research on environmental issues and promoted conservation. One of the Respondents, Godavari Marble Industries, was engaged in marble masonry. The Petitioner contended that the activities of the Respondent, including blasting and mining, were causing severe …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Clean water, Contamination, Drinking water, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Pollution, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Water pollution
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Case 1995-080f

Country: Belgium
Year: 1995
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°1995-080f, 14 December 1995
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of association, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to property
Facts:

The petitioners challenged Article 28 of the law dated March 30, 1994, which instituted a system intended to guarantee the claims of the National Institute for Health an Disability Insurance (“INAMI”) on clinical pathology laboratories. The provisions at issue “[allowed] the health treatment Service of INAMI to require insuring organizations to retain the amounts that …Read more

Tags: Budget, Health expenditures, Health insurance, Reimbursement, Social security
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Sigurjonsson v. Iceland

Country: Iceland
Year: 1993
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: 16 E.H.R.R. 462 (1993)
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Freedom of expression
Facts:

The applicant, an Icelandic national, was a taxi driver and resident in Reykjavik, Iceland. He refused to join an automobile association which, inter alia, protected taxi-cab drivers’ rights. Membership of the association was, under an Icelandic law passed in 1989, a prerequisite for acquisition of a taxi-cab driver’s license. The applicant complained that the subsequent refusal …Read more

Tags: Employment, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Thought, Right to Effective Remedy
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Ramos v. Lamm

Country: United States
Year: 1980
Court: 10th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 639 F.2d 559 (1980)
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to food, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case was an appeal by the State of Colorado (“Colorado”) and Colorado prison officials, challenging an order from the Colorado Federal District Court directing the State of Colorado to close the maximum security unit of the Colorado State Penitentiary at Canon City (“Old Max”). Inmate Fidel Ramos filed a complaint alleging that the conditions …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assault, Budget, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Emergency care, Food, Food safety, Garbage, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health spending, Imprisonment, Inappropriate treatment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Misdiagnosis, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Psychology, Sewage, Trash, Waste, Waste management
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Brüggemann and Scheuten v. Germany

Country: Germany
Year: 1977
Court: European Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Brüggemann v. F.R.G., App. No . 6959/75, 3 Eur. H.R. Rep. 244 (1977).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of association, Freedom of religion, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

In 1975, the Constitutional Court of Germany struck down a law that decriminalized abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. The applicants claimed that the resulting amendment to the German criminal code, which criminalized abortion (except under certain circumstances) in the first trimester of pregnancy violated Article 8 (right to a private life) of the European Convention on …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Contraception, Contraceptives, Criminalization, Family planning, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy
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