Amirov v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2014
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2014] EHCR 51857/13
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

Amirov is a local politician who was arrested and charged in June 2013 with attempted murder, attempting to organize a terrorist attack, and related charges. Amirov was paralyzed in 1993 and requires constant medical care.   Amirov argued that he should not be detained pending trial because of his poor health, age and position in the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment Health facilities, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diabetes, Handicapped, heart disease neurological diseases, Hepatitis, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Kidney disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Physically challenged, Prison conditions
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Abbott v. Bragdon

Country: United States
Year: 1998
Court: United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Citation: 163 F. 3d 87 (1st Cir. 1998)
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff (Sidney Abbott), an asymptomatic HIV-individual, brought a discrimination suit against the defendant (Randon Bragdon), a dentist who refused to fill the plaintiff’s cavity in his dental office. Plaintiff asserted that this refusal of dental treatment was a violation of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §12182 (1994), and the Maine Human …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Access to treatment Health facilities, HIV, HIV positive, Transmission
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