500 judgments found.

Case 1157/2007-II

Country: Mexico
Year: 2008
Court: District Court of the State of Guerrero
Citation: Juzgado del Distrito de Guerrero [JD] [District Court of Guerrero], J.A.IA. 1157/2007-II (Mex.). (Mini Numa Community v. Secretary of Health, et al.)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

Mini Numa is an indigenous rural community located in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, composed of a population of 270 and whose closest medical center is four kilometers/one hour away in Metlatónoc, Guerrero. The regulations for the construction of a medical center in Guerrero required that the community hold at least 2500 to 3000 inhabitants …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Clinical testing, Clinics, Essential medicines, Health facilities, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending
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Case 146/2007 and its cumulative 147/2007

Country: Mexico
Year: 2008
Court: Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación [Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation]
Citation: Acción de Inconstitucionalidad 146/2007 y su acumulada 147/2007
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Please note that only portions of the original judgment have been translated into English. This summary is primarily written from those portions. The Federal District legislature approved reforms to the Criminal Code of the Federal District in which it decriminalized and legalized abortion performed during the first 12 weeks of gestation. It also amended the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Conscientious objection, Criminalization, Family planning, Informed choice, Late-term abortion, Maternal mortality, Midwifery, Minor, Parental consent, Pregnancy, Spousal consent, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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Case 211

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2008
Court: Върховен касационен съд (Vǎrhoven kasatsionen sǎd) [Supreme Court of Cassation]
Citation: Decision No. 211 on Case No. 6087/2007
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The Plaintiff, T.D.Z., complained that the Bulgarian Ministry of Health failed to carry out the necessary procurement procedure for Zoladex, a cancer medication, for the period of 1 January 2004 to 1 March 2005. During this period, the plaintiff, a high-risk cancer patient, was essentially deprived of a key part of her treatment. As a …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cancer, Compensation, Damages, Inadequate treatment, Non-pecuniary damage
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Case T-760/08

Country: Colombia
Year: 2008
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Segunda de Revisión julio 31, 2008, M.P.: Manuel José Cepeda Espinoza, Sentencia T-760/08 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

In 1993, Colombia passed Law 100, a broad national healthcare reform act that attempted to improve delivery of health services in Colombia by utilizing public and private insurers (“Health Promoting Entities,” or EPSs) as substitutes to purchase health care for insured patients. To this end, the law established a two-tier system of benefits: (1) a …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Primary care, Secondary care, Social security, Subsidies, Testing
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Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa v. Angola

Country: Angola
Year: 2008
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 292/04 (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to property, Right to work
Facts:

The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) filed a complaint on behalf of Mr. Esmaila Connateh and 13 other Gambians deported from Angola during March through May of 2004. IHRDA’s complaint alleged that Angola arbitrarily arrested and detained the individuals, along with tens of thousands of foreigners who had legally lived and …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Immigration, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Migrants, Prison conditions, Torture
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Marcela Alejandra Porco v. Bolivia

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 8/08, Case 11.426
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The petitioner sued the Bolivian State (“the State”) for numerous violations regarding her treatment in prison. The present case is deciding whether this petition is admissible before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (“the Commission”). There is disagreement between the parties as to the facts. Marcela Alejandra Porco, an Argentine citizen, was detained in the …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cocaine, Counseling, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Examination, Imprisonment, Isolation, Jail, Mental illness, Mental institution, Prison conditions, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Solitary confinement
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Mechenkov v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 35421/05, Eur. Ct. H.R. 122 (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Applicant, a Russian national serving a prison sentence and suffering from tuberculosis and chronic hepatitis C, alleged the state violated his Article 3 rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) because he was denied the necessary medical treatment. He also alleged that he was  held with inmates suffering from active tuberculosis and hepatitis …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health records, Hepatitis, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Medical records, Prison conditions, TB, Tuberculosis
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Metropolitan Life Ins. v. Glenn

Country: United States
Year: 2008
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 128 S.Ct. 2343 (2008)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Facts:

The Respondent, Glenn, an employee at a Sears retail store, sought federal-court review under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) of Sears’ insurer, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife), due to its denial to extend payment of her disability benefits. MetLife was the administrator and the insurer of Sears’ long-term disability insurance plan, …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Health insurance
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N. v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 26565/05; [2008] ECHR 453
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, a Ugandan national, was HIV positive and claimed that if the United Kingdom forced her to return to Uganda then she would not have sufficient access to medical treatment for her condition. She claimed that this result would violate her rights under Articles 3 (prohibiting torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment) …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Essential medicines, HIV, HIV positive, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Refugees

Núñez de Zanetti, Mónica Viviana v. Famyl S.A. Salud para la Familia

Country: Argentina
Year: 2008
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], 9/9/2008, "Núñez de Zanetti, Mónica c/ Famyl Salud s/ Amparo", (N. 289, L. XLIII)(Arg.)
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Mónica Núñez de Zanetti requested that the prepaid medical care company, Famyl S. A., pay for her parenteral nutrition, a life-saving diet she required as a result of a chronic small bowel resection she suffered. Famyl S.A. contended that it was not responsible for provide the nutritional services because Nuñez’s peritonitis was the result of …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Food, Food safety, Health spending
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