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36 judgments found.


D.G. v The Netherlands

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2015
Court: Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Citation: Communication No. 52/2013; UN Doc. CEDAW/C/61/D/52/2013
Health Topics: Poverty, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

DG, arrived in the Netherlands from Bulgaria in 2007. She worked at a restaurant and then as a prostitute. She stated in her complaint that she left prostitution after a client held her hostage at gunpoint. Unable to pay her rent, DG became homeless in December 2008. DG applied for shelter under the Social Support …Read more

Tags: Gender-based violence, Indigent, Low income, Migrants, Poor, sex work, Sex workers, Underprivileged, violence, Violence against women
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Okwanda v. Minister of Health and Medical Services, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2013
Court: High Court - Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 94 of 2012
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to housing, Right to social security, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

Petitioner, an elderly retired person, was diagnosed with diabetes and Benign Hypertrophy (a life-threatening terminal disease). Petitioner claimed that that the cost of the medication was prohibitive and that he was in need of urgent medical attention. Petitioner sought assistance of the court to enforce his fundamental rights to the highest attainable standard of health …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Diabetes, Diet, Elderly, Food, Health spending, Hunger, Indigent, Low income, Malnutrition, Noncommunicable diseases, Older persons, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Senior citizens, Underprivileged
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Kiyutin v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 2700/10, (2011) 53 EHRR 26; [2011] ECHR 439
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to family life, Right to housing
Facts:

K was born in the Uzbek SSR of the Soviet Union and acquired Uzbekistan citizenship following the collapse of the USSR. In October 2002, K’s brother purchased a house in the Oryol Region of Russia. In 2003, K, his half brother and their mother moved into this house. In July 2003, K married a Russian …Read more

Tags: AIDS, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Most-at-risk, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs

Case 57/PUU-VIII/2010

Country: Indonesia
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to life, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

On April 3, 2010, the Indonesian Government filed the Budget Amendment Bill of 2010 in Parliament. On May 3, 2010, a Plenary Session of the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the National Budget entitled Law No. 2 of 2010 Concerning the Amendment to Law No. 47 of 2009 Regarding the National Budget for …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health promotion, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Underprivileged
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Case 12/PUU-VIII/2010

Country: Indonesia
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to housing
Facts:

The Plaintiffs were nurses and heads of rural health centers in the East Kalimantan Province of Indonesia. They challenged two provisions of Law No. 36 of 2009 Concerning Health. These were Article 108(1), which allowed only certain “health workers” to prescribe and distribute medicines, and Article 190(1), which made it an offence for workers in …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Alternative medicine, Drug quality, Drug safety, Drug testing, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health regulation, Pharmaceuticals, Primary care, Traditional medicine
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Case P-671/2011

Country: Belarus
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Decision No. P-671/2011
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health systems and financing, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to education, Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

The Constitutional Court considered the constitutionality of the Belarusian law On Making Alterations and Addenda to the Law of the Republic of Belarus ‘On guarantees on social protection of orphan children, children left without parental care, and also individuals who belong to the category orphan children and children left without parental care’ (“Orphan Law”). The …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Health funding, Health spending, Low income, Poor, Underprivileged
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Case D-358/2009

Country: Belarus
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Aging, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to education, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to food, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

Exercising its obligatory preliminary control powers, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus considered the constitutionality of the Law of the Republic of Belarus on Making Alterations and Addenda to Certain Laws of the Republic of Belarus on Social Protection of the Disabled People (the Law). The law made amendments and additions to previous …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Disabled, Elderly, Handicapped, Health funding, Informed choice, Long-term care, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Older persons, Patient choice, Physically challenged, Senior citizens, Social security
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Ibrahim Sangor Osman v. Minister of State for Provincial Administration and Internal Security

Country: Kenya
Year: 2011
Court: High Court of Kenya at Embu
Citation: (2011) eKLR (Kenya).
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to housing, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The petitioners claimed that a group of armed police officers arrived on their land and without warning or a court order begun demolishing the houses and structures of the petitioners, leaving them homeless. Further, they alleged that police used tear gas and physical violence to evict the petitioners, who were resisting the demolition. The petitioners …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Clean water, Drinking water, Food, Forced displacement, Police, Potable water, Refugees, Safe drinking water
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Ntombentsha Beja v. Premier of the Western Cape

Country: South Africa
Year: 2011
Court: Western Cape High Court, Cape Town
Citation: Case No. 21332/10
Health Topics: Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to housing, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The City of Cape Town entered into an agreement with the individual members of the community for building over 1300 toilets. The City authorities stated that the residents would enclose the toilets themselves if the City provided one toilet per household. The Applicants argued that due to lack of finances, most of the toilets were …Read more

Tags: Cleanliness, Degrading treatment, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Underprivileged, Waste
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Kozak v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2010
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 13102/02, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2010).
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to housing
Facts:

A homosexual man claimed that his sexual orientation had been the single ground on which Polish courts had denied him the right to succeed to the tenancy of a flat in which he had lived with his partner. The applicant believed he had been refused the status of a person who had remained in actual …Read more

Tags: Gay, Homosexual, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation
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Chow Chui Fong Candy and Another v. The Director of Lands

Country:
Year: 2010
Court: High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Court of First Instance Constitutional and Administrative Law
Citation: [2010] HKCFI 808; HCAL 99/2010
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to housing
Facts:

A number of different applicants opposed the Government’s order to resume their land. In 2009 the HK Government made an order for the resumption of various plots of land in Tsz Tin Tsuen as the land was needed for public housing. The plots were held by way of lots granted under a Block Crown Lease …Read more

Tags: right to housing
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Nokotyana v. Ekurhuleni Municipality

Country: South Africa
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: (CCT 31/09) [2009] ZACC 33; 2010 (4) BCLR 312 (CC) (19 November 2009)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to work
Facts:

This was an appeal from an order of the South Gauteng High Court. The Applicants were members of the Harry Gwala Informal Settlement (Settlement). They approached the High Court for an order against the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (Municipality) to install communal water taps, temporary sanitation facilities, refuse removal facilitation and high-mast lighting in key areas, …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Drinking water, Emergency care, Garbage, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Sewage, Trash, Underprivileged, Waste management, Water-borne disease
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Sudan Human Rights Organisation, et al. v. Sudan

Country: Sudan
Year: 2009
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 279/03-296/05 (2009).
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Environmental health, Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The complainants, two human rights organizations based in Sudan, the United Kingdom and Canada, alleged gross and systematic violations of human rights on the part of the Republic of Sudan and Government-supported militia forces in the Darfur region against indigenous tribes, including the Fur, Marsalit and Zaghawa. The organizations alleged that since General Omar Al-Bashir …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Clean water, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Drinking water, Food, Food shortages, Forced displacement, Humiliating treatment, Indigenous groups, Inhuman treatment, Militias, Poisoning, Rape, Refugees, Safe drinking water, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Torture, Violence against women, Water pollution
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Victoria (City) v. Adams

Country: Canada
Year: 2009
Court: Court of Appeal for British Columbia
Citation: 2009 BCCA 563
Health Topics: Poverty
Human Rights: Right to housing, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Municipal bylaws in the City of Victoria, British Columbia prevented homeless people from erecting shelters in public parks. Due to lack of available beds in shelters, homeless people set up a tent city in a public park. The City sought legal action to remove the tent city, claiming that it violated the city bylaws. The …Read more

Tags: Low income, Poor, Underprivileged
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Yemshaw v. London Borough of Houslow

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Citation: [2009] EWCA Civ 1543
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to housing
Facts:

The appellant approached the housing authority for help in finding alternate accommodation for her. Under Section 177(1) of the Homelessness Act (2002), it was not reasonable for a person to remain in their house if there was a possibility of domestic or other violence. The appellant’s husband was mistreating her, verbally abusing her and would …Read more

Tags: Assault, Children, Depression, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, Minor, Trauma, Violence against women
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R (on the application of M) v. Slough Borough Council

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2008] UKHL 52
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

M was Zimbabwean citizen diagnosed as HIV positive, who was living in the United Kingdom while his appeal of a decision to return him to Zimbabwe was ongoing. Because of his illness, he applied to the local health authority to assess his needs for accommodation. The authority declined to provide accommodation to M. It determined …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, First-line treatment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Immigration, Migrants, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Second-line treatment, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Social security, STDs, STIs, Subsidies
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Ledyayeva, Dobrokhotova, Zolotareva and Romashina v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application Nos. 53157/99, 53247/99, 53695/00 and 56850/00
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to family life, Right to housing
Facts:

The four applicants alleged that pollution levels near their homes violated their right to respect for their private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“Convention”). All the applicants lived within a “sanitary security zone” around a local steel plant and were exposed to concentrations of dangerous substances above …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Air safety, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Industrial waste, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Pollution, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Safety regulation
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Applicant v. The Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers [Rechtbank’s Gravenhage, zittingplaats Amsterdam [District Court of Gravenhage, sitting at Amsterdam], 25 August 2006, LJN:AZ2923]

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2006
Court: District Court of Gravenhage
Citation: LJN:AZ2923
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to housing
Facts:

The Applicant was a multi-handicapped child suffering from “Down Syndrome, a congenital heart defect and a delayed thyroid disorder”. He was being treated for his condition and, in the absence of treatment, it was expected that his physical and mental condition would deteriorate.  Applicant had applied for a grant of residence, which was denied by …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Child development, Children, Disabled, Handicapped, Immigration, Infant health, Mental disability, Mental retardation, Migrants, Minor, Pediatric health, Physically challenged, Poor, Underprivileged
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Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Adam; Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Limbuela; Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Tesema

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2005] UKHL 66
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

Section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (‘the Act’) authorized the Home Secretary to provide or arrange for the provision of support for asylum-seekers and their dependents who appeared to be destitute, as defined, or likely to become so within a prescribed period. L, A and T, from Angola, Ethiopia and the Sudan …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Degrading treatment, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Immigration, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Poor, Refugees, Torture, Underprivileged
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Fadeyeva v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 55723/00, Eur. Ct. H.R. 376 (2005).
Health Topics: Environmental health, Mental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to housing, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant was a Russian national who lived in Cherepovets, a major steel-producing centre. The Severstal steel plant was built in Soviet times and owned originally by the Ministry of Black Metallurgy of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR). In her application against the Russian Federation under Article 34 of the Convention for the …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Air safety, Biohazard, Biosafety, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Industrial waste, Pollution, Safety regulation, Toxic waste
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Öneryildiz v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 48939/99; (2005) 41 EHRR 20; [2004] ECHR 657; 18 BHRC 145, (2005); [2004] Inquest LR 108
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Environmental health, Health information, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to housing, Right to life
Facts:

A household-rubbish tip, or dump, was created in the Ümraniye district of Istanbul. Illegal dwellings were constructed around the rubbish tip. A report found that the rubbish tip posed health risks and the possibility of explosion. In April 1993 there was a methane explosion which triggered a landslide. Nine of the applicants’ family members were …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Cleanliness, Cleansliness, Contamination, Environmental hazards, Forced displacement, Garbage, Indigent, Law enforcement, Low income, Manmade disaster, Pollution, Poor, Sewage, Trash, Underprivileged, Waste, Waste management
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South Bucks District Council and Anr. v. Porter (FC)

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2004] UKHL 33
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to housing
Facts:

Mrs. Porter, a 62 year old Romany gypsy, lived in a mobile home on a plot of land that she purchased in 1985. Her occupation of the site was unauthorized from the beginning. The home provided the appearance of a “permanent dwelling” but was in violation of the local Council’s planning control that did not …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Aged persons, Asthma, Diabetes, Elderly, Forced displacement, Non-communicable diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Older persons, Respiratory diseases, Senior citizens
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Secretary of State for the Home Department v. Wayoka Limbuela and Ors.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2004] EWCA Civ 540
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

This case concerned what level of destitute asylum seekers must have reached before their condition signified a violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“Convention”), which prohibits torture and cruel or inhuman or degrading treatment. A violation of Article 3 required the Secretary of State for the Home …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Degrading treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Humiliating treatment, Immigrants, Immigration, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Poor, Refugees, Social security, Underprivileged
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R (on the application of Q) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2003
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 409 (Oct); [2003] EWHC 2507 (Admin); [2004] QB 36 [2003]; EWCA Civ 364, [2003] 2 All ER 905
Health Topics: Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

F, M, D, B, J and Q were six asylum-seekers who had sought assistance from the Secretary of State under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act, 2002. As per section 55 of the Act, the Secretary of State may not provide support to an asylum-seeker, if the Secretary “is not satisfied that the claim was …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Immigration, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Poor, Refugees
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R (on the application of Heather) v. Leonard Cheshire Foundation

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2002
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2002] 2 All ER 936; [2002] EWCA Civ 366
Health Topics: Aging
Human Rights: Right to housing
Facts:

Elizabeth Heather and Hilary Collins are patients at a home called Le Court, which is owned and run by Leonard Cheshire Foundation (hereinafter referred to as “LCF”). The majority of patients at Le Court came from local authorities’ social services departments. Trustees of LCF decided to cease to operate Le Court in its present form …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Elderly, Home care, Long-term care, Nursing home, Older persons, Senior citizens
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Ramos, Marta Roxana, et al. v. Province of Buenos Aires, et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2002
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación [CSJN] [National Supreme Court of Justice], 12/3/2002, "Ramos, Marta Roxana y otros c/ Buenos Aires, Provincia de y Otros s/Amparo," (R. 1012. XXXVI) (Arg.).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to development, Right to education, Right to food, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

Woman living in extreme poverty brought an action against the Ministry of Social Development and Environment of the Nation, the Province of Buenos Aires, and Hospital of Pediatrics Profesor Juan P. Garrahan on behalf of her eight children and herself, seeking, among others, the protection of their rights to food, health, education, and housing; the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Children, Clinics, Emergency care, Health funding, Health insurance, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Case of D.G. v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 2002
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: ECHR no. 39474/98 (16 May 2002)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to housing, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant was a minor who alleged that his detention in a penal institution and by failing to provide him with suitable care and accommodation violated domestic Irish law and the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the “Convention”). The applicant had been in the care of the Eastern Health Board …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Custody, Humiliating treatment, Mental institution
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Frank Cowl and Ors. v. Plymouth City Council

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2001
Court: High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, Queen's Bench Division
Citation: [2001] EWCA Civ 1935
Health Topics: Aging
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to housing, Right to privacy
Facts:

Residents of a residential elderly care facility sought judicial review of a decision to close the facility. Plymouth City Council (“Plymouth”), the owner and operator of several residential elderly care facilities, decided to close two of its facilities, including Granby Way, the home of the eight claimants. The claimants sought judicial review of Plymouth’s decision. …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Elderly, Forced displacement, Long-term care, Nursing home, Older persons, Senior citizens
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Professor Yosef Gamzu v. Na’ama Yeshayahu

Country: Israel
Year: 2001
Court: Supreme Court (sitting as the Court of Civil Appeal)
Citation: LCA 4905/98
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to food, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The appellant owed the respondent and her daughter a maintenance debt that had accumulated to about 1.25 million New Shekel, having previously failed to pay regular maintenance and child support payments to his wife and daughter.  Being unable to afford this amount as a lump sum, he sought to have the Head of the Execution …Read more

Tags: Hunger, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Starvation
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The Social and Economic Rights Action Center, et al. v. Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2001
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 155/96 (2001).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Environmental health, Infectious diseases, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to a clean environment, Right to food, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The applicant alleged that the military government of Nigeria (Government), in its efforts to produce oil through the State-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), contaminated the environment of the Ogoni People and led to environmental degradation and health problems among that community. More specifically, the applicant claimed that the NNPC, acting within a consortium with …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Cancer, Clean water, Contamination, Drinking water, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Food, Food shortages, Forced displacement, Industrial waste, Lung disease, Military, Pollution, Potable water, Pulmonary diseases, Refugees, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Skin disease, Toxic waste, Water pollution
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