158 judgments found.

Case T-627/12

Country: Colombia
Year: 2012
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: No. T-627/12
Health Topics: Health information, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiffs, 1200 women filing a joint tutela, seek constitutional protection against false information being spread by the Attorney General of Colombia regarding emergency contraception. The Attorney General stated that emergency contraceptive that contained Levonorgestrel was an abortificant as the contraceptive can prevent implantation of a fertilized egg on to the walls of the uterus. …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Birth control, Conscientious objection, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Freedom of information, Health education, Maternal health
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Center for Health Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) v. Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 2012
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Constitutional Petition No. 16 of 2011
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Medicines, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioners claimed that the lack of provision of basic health maternal commodities in Government Health Facilities and the negligent, unethical behavior of health workers toward expectant mothers in those facilities resulted in violations of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (the “Constitution”). Specifically, the petitioners claimed violations of the right to health and …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Children, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Essential medicines, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health spending, Humiliating treatment, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Infant health, Infant mortality, Inhuman treatment, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Midwifery, Negligence, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Poor, Pregnancy, Primary care, Public hospitals, Remedies, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Cipla Medpro Ltd. v. Aventis Pharma SA

Country: South Africa
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court of Appeal
Citation: Case No: 139/2012 and Case No: 138/2012; [2012] ZASCA 108
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Aventis, a pharmaceutical company, applied for a preliminary injunction against infringement of its patent on its cancer drug Taxotere in order to restrain Cipla, an Indian pharmaceutical company, from importing, manufacturing or selling Cipla’s generic equivalent of the drug. Prior to this, Cipla had applied for revocation of Aventis’ amended patent on a number of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Cancer, Generic drugs, Health insurance, Intellectual property, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Patents
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Hristozov and Others v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application Nos. 47039/11 and 358/12
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicants had terminal cancer, and all had either tried forms of conventional medicine (e.g. surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy) or obtained a medical opinion that these treatments would not work for their illness. They then approached a private client in Sofia where they were told about an experimental anti-cancer product in development by …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Alternative medicine, Cancer, Clinical testing, Clinical trials, Drug quality, Drug safety, Experimental treatment, Informed choice, Non-communicable diseases, Patient choice, Tertiary care
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Joyce Nawila Chiti v. Zambia

Country: Zambia
Year: 2012
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication no. 1303/2004
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to education, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

On 28 October 1997, JC (a military officer) was arrested by Zambian police for an attempted coup d’état. He was severely tortured and charged with treason. While being tortured, he was forced to sign false confessions and to implicate other military officials. Because of the torture, he was hospitalized at various times. On 31 October …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Cancer, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Execution, Forced disappearance, Forced displacement, HIV, HIV positive, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Malnutrition, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Police, Prison conditions, Refugees, Torture
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Koryak v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application number 24677/10
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant was arrested and convicted of murder. The applicant alleged that he had not received proper medical attention while in detention and his detention and refusal to release despite his serious medical condition amounted to cruel treatment. He was sentenced to ten years of imprisonment in 2004. The applicant had been suffering from Tuberculosis …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health facilities, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Lung disease, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Prison conditions, TB, Tuberculosis
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Laidlow v The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Country: Canada
Year: 2012
Court: Federal Court
Citation: (2012) FC 144
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant was a citizen of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines who entered Canada on a visitor visa, and remained in Canada illegally after his visa had expired. During this time, he was hospitalized after losing his eyesight and memory. He was diagnosed with a benign tumor affecting his brain and pituitary gland. The tumor …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Blind, Essential medicines, Examination, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Immigrants, Immigration, Refugees, Testing
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Minister of Health and Social Services v. Medical Association of Namibia

Country: Namibia
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2012] NASC 7; SA 13/2010 and 21/2010
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Medicines
Facts:

The Minister of Health and Social Services issued regulations for the Medicines Act that created a licensing scheme for medical practitioners to be able to continue to dispense certain medicine. It also established a three-month transitional grace period, where medical practitioners already dispensing medicine could apply for the license and continue dispensing medicine while their …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health regulation, Pharmaceuticals
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Ochieng v. Attorney General

Country: Kenya
Year: 2012
Court: High Court of Kenya (Nairobi)
Citation: Petition No. 409 of 2009
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The petitioners were Kenyan citizens living with HIV/AIDS. They petitioned seeking a declaration that the fundamental rights of life, human dignity and health as protected and envisaged by the Constitution, encompassed access to affordable and essential drugs and medicines, including generic HIV/AIDS drugs. The petitioners also sought a declaration that the Anti-Counterfeit Act, 2008 and …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, AIDS, Essential medicines, Generic drugs, HIV, HIV positive, Intellectual property, Patents, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pricing, TRIPS
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Panaitescu v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: ECHR 152 (2012)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The son of the former applicant continued the application after his death. The applicant’s father was diagnosed with cancer in 2005 and had a surgery for removal of a tumour from his kidney. He was first suggested vitamins and saline solution. Later on, when he went to an oncology institute, he was recommended two drugs. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cancer, Clinics, Experimental treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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