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3 judgments found.

Black et al. v. City of Toronto

Country: Canada
Year: 2020
Court: Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Citation: 2020 ONSC 6398
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Sexual and reproductive health, Water, sanitation and hygiene

A motion for an interlocutory injunction was brought to prevent the City of Toronto from enforcing its By-law that prohibited camping and erecting tents, structures, and shelters in City parks, City of Toronto Municipal Code, c. 608. The applicants did not challenge the validity of the By-law but sought an order to have it suspended …Read more

Tags: Access to healthcare, Access to treatment, Addiction, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Cleanliness, Depression, Diabetes, Disabled, Drug abuse, drug users, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Influenza, Mental health, Noncommunicable diseases, Opioids, People who use drugs, Poverty, Public safety, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Sexual and reproductive health, Sexual harassment, Substance abuse, violence, water sanitation and hygiene
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Thompson v Ontario (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2016
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2016 ONCA 676

The applicants appealed a decision affirming the constitutionality of Brian’s Law (Mental Health Legislative Reform), 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 9. (“Brian’s Law”), which was enacted by the Ontario legislature in 2000. Brian’s Law amended the Mental Health Act (“MHA”), adding provisions that expanded criteria for involuntary committal in a psychiatric hospital and introduced community treatment …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory examination, Compulsory treatment, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Health care and health services, Incapacity, Informed choice, Informed consent, Involuntary examination, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental health, Mental institution, Psychiatry, Public safety, Schizophrenia
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Mshengu and Others v. Msunduzi Local Municipality and Others

Country: South Africa
Year: 2019
Citation: [2019] 4 All SA 469 (KZP)

The applicants’ claim was based on s. 27(1)(b) of the Constitution – the right to sufficient food and water, which they submitted found further expression in the provisions of the Water Services Act 108 of 1997 (“WSA”). Their complaint argued that farm occupiers and labour tenants, especially the applicants, lacked “access to sufficient water, basic …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Indigent, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Sewage, Waste, Waste management
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Krajnc v. Slovenia

Country: Slovenia
Year: 2018
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: no. 38775/14, § 2, ECHR 2018
Human Rights: Right to property, Right to social security

The applicant, Mr. Slavko Krajnc, was a professional truck driver in Celje, Slovenia. On September 29, 2003, Krajnc was deemed to have “category III work-related disability” as a result of his epilepsy, which rendered him unable to work as a truck driver. Accordingly, he had the right to be assigned to a different, more suitable …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Health systems and financing
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Right to Life New Zealand Inc. v. Abortion Supervisory Committee

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2012] NZSC 68
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy

This case is an appeal from the Court of Appeal’s decision of [2011] NZCA 246.  Under the Contraception, Sterlisation and Abortion Act 1997 (the Act), a woman in New Zealand is eligible for an abortion if two certifying consultants agree the pregnancy will seriously harm that woman’s physical or mental health.  The Abortion Supervisory Committee (the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Confidentiality, Counseling, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health records, Health regulation, Maternal health, Medical records, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Cumming v. The Queen

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2008
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2008] NZSC 39
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial

In 2002, the High Court convicted C on eight counts of sexual assault, including rape, unlawful sexual connection, and other offences against the person including detaining with intent to have sexual intercourse. C was subsequently sentenced to preventive detention. C conducted his own defense during the trial. The jury addressed its concerns about the manner …Read more

Tags: Incapacity, Incompetence, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental retardation, Psychology
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Shortland v. Northland Health Ltd.

Country: New Zealand
Year: 1998
Court: High Court
Citation: Shortland v. Northland Health Ltd., [1998] 1 NZLR 433 (HC) (N.Z.).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to life

W suffered from Type II diabetes and was admitted to the hospital of the respondent (Northland Health Ltd) with chronic renal failure and brain damage in September 1996. He was discharged after he received dialysis and his condition improved. He was readmitted to hospital in June 1997 with end stage renal failure, the only cure …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Kidney disease, Noncommunicable diseases
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