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535 judgments found.


Ivanovi v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2020
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2020] ECHR 67320/16
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants are parents of a child who died being treated at Burgas Multi-Profile Active Treatment Hospital.  They alleged that the hospital’s failure to provide their daughter with adequate medical care led to her death, amounting to a breach of Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. On April 10, 2009, the applicant’s …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Children, Emergency care, Examination, Health expenditures, Health funding, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Negligence, Pediatric health, Public hospitals
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Saribekyan and Balyan v. Azerbaijan

Country: Azerbaijan
Year: 2020
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2020] ECHR 35746/11
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants, Mamikon Saribekyan and Siranush Balyan, brought an application that their son, Manvel Saribekyan, had been tortured and killed under the detention of the Azerbaijan authorities. Saribekyan, was a resident of the Tutjur village in the Gegharkunik region of Armenia near the border of Azerbaijan. On September 11th, 2010, Saribekyan lost his bearings in …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and inhuman treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Military, Police, Prison, Torture
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United States v. Jeremy Rodriguez

Country: United States
Year: 2020
Court: United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania
Citation: 451 F.Supp.3d 392 (E.D.Pa. 2020)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The defendant, Jeremy Rodriguez, was an inmate at FCI Elkton, a federal detention centre in Elkton, Ohio. Rodriguez was serving the seventeenth year of a twenty-one year mandatory minimum sentence for drug distribution and unlawful firearm possession, and was one year away from becoming eligible for home confinement, when the COVID-19 pandemic erupted in the …Read more

Tags: Detention, Diabetes, Heart disease, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Liver disease, Prison conditions, Testing
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Laddy Curtis Valentine, et al., v Bryan Collier, et al.

Country: United States
Year: 2020
Court: United States District Court, S.D. Texas, Houston Division
Citation: 455 F.Supp.3d 308 (2020)
Health Topics: Aging, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Plaintiffs Laddy Curtis Valentine (“Valentine”) and Richard Elvin King (“King”) were inmates at Wallace Pack Unit (“Pack Unit”), a geriatric state prison run by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (“TDCJ”) in Grimes County, Texas. On March 30, 2020, plaintiffs filed a complaint, alleging that the defendants, TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier (“Collier”), Pack Unit …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Awareness, Cruel and unusual punishment, Detention, Elderly, Health education, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Notification, Prison conditions, Respiratory diseases, Testing
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Thakker v. Doll

Country: United States
Year: 2020
Court: United States District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania
Citation: 451 F.Supp. 3d 358 (2020)
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons, 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 liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioners were a group of individuals being held in civil detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at three locations: the York County Prison, the Clinton County Correctional Facility, and the Pike County Correctional facility, while awaiting the final disposition of their immigration cases. With the rapid and expansive spread of the novel coronavirus …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to healthcare, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Detainee, Detention, Diabetes, Heart disease, Inhuman treatment, Kidney disease, Leukemia, Liver disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Public hospitals
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Prizreni v Albania

Country: Albania
Year: 2019
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2019] ECHR 29309/16
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
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Kardava v. Ukraine

Country: Ukraine
Year: 2019
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Kardava v. Ukraine, no. 19886/09, ECHR 2019
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant, a Georgian national, was detained on 7 August 2008 by the Ukrainian police in Kyiv on suspicion of robbery and for the illegal possession of narcotic drugs. He was denied bail due to his previous criminal record, the gravity of his alleged crimes, and the judicial finding that he might seek to evade …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and inhuman treatment, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Inhuman treatment, Prison
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British Columbia Civil Liberties Association v Canada (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2018
Court: Supreme Court of British Columbia
Citation: 2018 BCSC 62
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiffs are two non-profit organizations, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and the John Howard Society of Canada. The plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of sections 31-33 and 37 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA), which authorized administrative segregation of inmates in federal prisons. Section 31 provided that the purpose of administrative segregation …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Compulsory confinement, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Depression, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Involuntary confinement, Isolation, Jail, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Paranoia, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, Seclusion, Solitary confinement, Suicide, Trauma
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X v. Timor-Leste

Country:
Year: 2018
Court: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication NO. 88/2015
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The plaintiff Ms. X was a Timorese national. She was convicted for the crime of aggravated homicide for fatally stabbing her partner, D.S. with whom she had a child. D.S., who was a member of the Timor-Leste Defense Force was contended to have had physically abused the Plaintiff for years and she alleged self-defense after …Read more

Tags: Timor-Leste
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Navtej Singh Johar & Ors. v. Union of India

Country: India
Year: 2018
Court: Supreme Court of India
Citation: Writ Petition (Criminal) No. 76 of 2016
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Petitioners, by means of a writ petition, challenged Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (‘IPC’), which made “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” a criminal offense punishable with life imprisonment. Petitioners argued that homosexuality, bisexuality, and other sexual orientations are equally natural and reflective of expression of choice and individuals should have the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Bisexual, Childbirth, Condoms, Depression, Gay, Gender identity, HIV, Homosexual, Intersex, Isolation, Lesbian, LGBTI, People loving with HIV/AIDS, Queer, Seclusion, Sexual orientation, Sodomy, Transgender, Transmission
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Member of the Executive Council for Health and Social Development of the Gauteng Provincial Government v. DZ obo WZ

Country: South Africa
Year: 2017
Court: Constitutional Court of South Africa
Citation: 2017 (12) BCLR 1528 (CC)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The respondent – DZ in this case gave birth to WZ. Due to prolonged labour, DZ suffered from asphyxation, which led to cerebral palsy. WZ brought an action for damages on behald of DZ on the account of negligence of the hopsital staff. The Medical of the Executive Council (MEC) for health admitted negligence on …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Children, Damages, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Infant, Infant health, Maternal health, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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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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Ioniță v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2017
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 81270/12
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants’ minor son underwent surgery for the removal of a polyp in a public emergency hospital. The child was transferred to the ICU unit under a staff nurse who had assisted in the surgery. Due to a hemorrhage and a number of failed attempts to resuscitate, the child died. There were contrary reports of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Child mortality, Children, Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Health data, Health facilities, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Infant health, Infant mortality, Medical records, Minor, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-pecuniary damage, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Primary care, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Testing, Tort, Unauthorized treatment
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Erdinç Kurt and Others v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2017
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 50772/11
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants’ daughter suffered from cardiac problems when she was 1 year old and received treatment for it in children’s hospital. The first applicant (father) signed a consent form for a surgery of her daughter. The consent form entailed the risks. A further operation was conducted after obtaining a similar form from the father. After …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Children, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Heart disease, Infant health, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Non-pecuniary damage, Pediatric health, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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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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MS. Z V. STATE OF BIHAR AND OTHERS

Country: India
Year: 2017
Court: Supreme Court of India
Citation: (2018) 11 SCC 572
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

Ms. Z, the appellant, was a 35-year-old destitute woman living on the footpath in Patna as she was not wanted by her husband and her family. She was brought to Shanti Kutir, a women rehabilitation center, on 25th January 2017. On 2nd February 2017, she was taken to Patna Medical College Hospital, Patna (PMCH), by …Read more

Tags: Pregnancy; Termination of pregnancy
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Tekin and Arslan v. Belgium

Country: Belgium
Year: 2017
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: CASE OF TEKIN AND ARSLAN v. BELGIUM (Application no. 37795/13)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The applicants were Belgian and Turkish nationals who alleged that their son died in detention in violation of his right to life. The applicants’ son (the deceased) had been detained in the psychiatric wing of the prison two times and was discharged on probation. In 2009, the Criminal Court gave an order of the deceased’s …Read more

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Charles Gard and others v. the United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 39793/17 Charles GARD and Others against the United Kingdom
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The second and the third applicants in this case were the parents of the first applicant (CG) who was born healthy in 2016 but encountered severe health problems thereafter, for which he remained hospitalized by the time the case was brought before the European Court of Human Rights (the ECHR). CG suffered from a rare …Read more

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Madida v. Member of the Executive Council, Province of Kwa-Zulu-Natal

Country: South Africa
Year: 2016
Court: The High Court of South Africa, Kwazulu- Natal Division
Citation: Case No. 14275/2014
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiff instituted an action for medical negligence on behalf of her daughter. She stated that due to the negligence of the hospital staff, her daughter suffers from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, poor cognitive ability, feeding difficulty etc. The plaintiff was admitted and assessed by a midwife who authorised her admission to a ward for …Read more

Tags: Child development, Childbirth, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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Wenner v. Germany

Country: Germany
Year: 2016
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: no. 62303/13, § 59, ECHR 2016
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant has been a heroin addict since 1973, suffered from hepatitis C since 1975 and been HIV-positive since 1988. Attempts to overcome his heroin addiction through various treatments failed, and from 1991 to 2008 he was treated with drug substitution therapy. In 2008, the applicant was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and detained …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Addiction, Cocaine, Drug safety, Drug use, Examination, Heroin, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Imprisonment, Incarceration, People living with HIV/AIDS, People who use drugs, Rehabilitation, Substance abuse
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Muhamad Juzaili Bin Mohd Khamis, et al. v. State Government of Negeri Sembilan, et al.

Country: Malaysia
Year: 2015
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: Civil Appeal No. 01-498-11/2012
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to work
Facts:

Section 66 of the Syariah Criminal Enactment of 1992 made it an offence for Muslim males to wear women’s attire or to pose as a woman in a public place. Conviction resulted in a fine or imprisonment not exceeding six months or both. The Appellants were Muslim men with Gender Identity Disorder (GID) who expressed …Read more

Tags: Gender identity, Gender identity disorder, Gender reassignment, Homosexual, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation, Transgender, Transsexual
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L.N. & 21 Others v. Ministry of Health, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2015
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 218 of 2013
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioners suffered from renal failure and required frequent renal dialysis treatments. Kenyatta National Hospital did not have an adequate number of machines to serve Petitioners’ needs, and would often choose to treat in-patients before Petitioners. Furthermore, the National Hospital Insurance Fund would not reimburse Petitioners for treatments sought at private hospitals. Petitioners brought suit …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Kidney disease, Long-term care, Low income, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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Attorney General, et al. v. Dickson Tapela, et al.

Country: Botswana
Year: 2015
Court: Court of Appeal of the Republic of Botswana at Gaborone
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Case 1: Tapela and Piye, two Zimbabwean nationals imprisoned in Botswana, both contracted HIV in prison. They were refused antiretroviral treatment for their condition based on a internal directive issued by the national government to all public medical institutions and personnel on March 26, 2004, indicating that testing, assessment, and treatment with antiretroviral and highly active …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, People living with HIV/AIDS, Testing
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Stransham-Ford v. Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2015
Court: High Court, North Gauteng
Citation: [2015] ZAGPHC, 27401/15
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

This case concerned physician-assisted suicide in South Africa. The applicant, a 66-year-old highly educated, experienced lawyer with four children and a mother, had terminal stage 4 cancer with only a few weeks left to live and brought suit against various government ministries. He sought a declaratory order that a medical practitioner may end, or enable …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Informed choice, Noncommunicable diseases, Palliative care, Patient choice, Suicide
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Carter v. Canada (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2015
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 2015 SCC 5
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Disabilities, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

After Plaintiff Gloria Taylor was diagnosed with a terminal illness in 2009, she challenged the constitutionality of the Canadian Criminal Code Section 241(b), which prohibited assistance in dying. The trial court held that the law was unconstitutional and granted Taylor an exemption from the law. The Court of Appeal reversed, basing their decision on the …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Counseling, Disabled, Informed choice, Leukemia, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Palliative care, Patient choice, Suicide
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Lambert and Ors. v. France

Country: France
Year: 2015
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 46043/14
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Informed consent
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants appealed a decision to terminate artificial nutrition and hydration for their son, who was in a chronic vegetative state. In 2013, Mr. Lambert’s doctor and wife initiated proceedings to terminate care under the Act of 22 April 2005 (“Act”), which amended provisions of the Public Health Code (“Code”). However, the applicants received an …Read more

Tags: Compulsory treatment, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health regulation, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Unauthorized treatment
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Allen v. Alberta

Country: Canada
Year: 2015
Court: Alberta Court of Appeal
Citation: 2015 ABCA 277
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Mr. Allen was a dentist who required a back operation. A multi-year wait time to be treated within the Alberta health care system and increased pain forced Mr. Allen to sell his dental practice to pay for surgery in Montana (a state in the United States) instead of waiting an additional 18 months to have …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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In the Matter of the Law on Termination of Pregnancy in Northern Ireland

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2015
Court: The High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, Queen’s Bench Division
Citation: [2015] NIQB 96; 2014 No. 125661/01
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) brought an application alleging that the rights of women in Northern Ireland who are or become pregnant with a serious malformation of the fetus (SMF), fatal fetal abnormality (FFA) or who are pregnant as a result of sexual crimes were being breached by Section 58 and Section 59 …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Access to health care, Disabled, Family planning, Health regulation, Infant health, Infant mortality, Informed choice, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Unsafe abortion, Violence against women
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Urgenda Foundation v. The State of the Netherlands (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment)

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2015
Court: Hague District Court (Chamber for Commercial Affairs)
Citation: C/09/456689
Health Topics: Environmental health
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiff Urgenda, a foundation committed to a more sustainable society, brought a claim on behalf of over 800 individuals against the defendant, the state of the Netherlands, regarding climate change. Specifically, the plaintiff asked the court to rule that it would be unlawful for the defendant not to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Climate change, Environmental degradation, Global warming, Harm reduction, Pollution
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Glossip et al. v. Gross et al.

Country: United States
Year: 2015
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 576 U.S. __ (2015)
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The state of Oklahoma adopted lethal injection as its method of execution for inmates on death row. The injection consisted of a three-drug protocol of (1) sodium thiopental (a barbiturate) to induce unconsciousness, (2) a paralytic agent to inhibit all muscular-skeletal movements, and (3) potassium chloride to induce cardiac arrest. The Supreme Court had previously ruled …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Torture
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