500 judgments found.

Yakye Axa Indigenous Community v. Paraguay

Country: Paraguay
Year: 2005
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Yakye Axa Indigenous Cmty. v. Para., Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 125 (June 17, 2005).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Medicines, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The indigenous community of Yakye Axa, a traditional society of hunter-gatherers, was resettled as part of a development program in Paraguay started in 1979. They were displaced to lands with a natural environment and resources that were different from the Yakye Axa’s traditional territory and incompatible with their traditional means of subsistence.  They also faced …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Child development, Children, Clean water, Diet, Drinking water, Elderly, Food shortages, Hunger, Indigenous groups, Indigenous medicine, Indigent, Low income, Malnutrition, Minor, Older persons, Pediatric health, Poor, Potable water, Primary care, Safe drinking water, Senior citizens, Starvation, Stunting, Underprivileged
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Zarrillo, Osvaldo Pablo v. Instituto Nacional de Servicios Sociales para Jubilados y Pensionados et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: Z. 215. XXXIX.
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom of religion, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to social security
Facts:

The plaintiff filed a suit against the National Institute of Social Services for Retiree [Instituto Nacional de Servicios Sociales para Jubilados y Pensionados] and Prestaciones Médico Asistenciales S.A. [PAMI] for the reimbursement of the surgical procedure the plaintiff had to go through in a Hospital that wasn’t designated by the health insurance company. This occurred because …Read more

Tags: Access to healthcare, Access to treatment, Freedom of Thought, Health care professionals, Health information, Health insurance, Informed choice, Informed consent
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A.V. et al. v. Estado Nacional [Ministerio de Salud de la Nación- Programa Nacional de Lucha contra el S.I.D.A.]

Country: Argentina
Year: 2004
Court: Juzgado Nacional de Primera Instancia en lo Civil y Comercial Federal, Sala II [Federal Civil and Commercial Court of First Instance, 2nd Chamber]
Citation: Caso n° 3223/02, 27 February 2004.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioners were persons living with HIV. They brought action against the Ministry of Health of Argentina for failing to provide necessary medical treatment guaranteed by the Programa Nacional de Lucha contra el S.I.D.A. (National Programme Against AIDS). Petitioners filed a writ of amparo requesting judicial protection of their right to health and requesting that …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Essential medicines, Health funding, HIV, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Social security
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Asif Ali Zardari v. Pakistan

Country: Pakistan
Year: 2004
Court: High Court
Citation: 2005 M L D 314
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The applicant was being held in jail (and had been in jail for a 7 years and 10 months), pending murder cases against him.  On the basis of a medical report from the Medical Board, the applicant requested an immediate admission and move to Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi for treatment and bed rest and to …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail
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Auton (Guardian ad litem of) v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2004] 3 S.C.R. 657; [2004] S.C.C. 78
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

Connor Auton and his three co-petitioners were infant children suffering from autism. Applied Behavioral Analysis or Intensive Behavioral Intervention (ABA-IBI based therapy) was the only known, effective therapy for children with autism, although it remained a somewhat controversial and expensive treatment. Neither the Medicare Protection Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 286, nor the Canada Health Act, …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Disabled, Health funding, Health insurance, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Psychiatry, Psychology, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Berishvili v. Rustavi City Hall, et al.

Country: Georgia
Year: 2004
Court: Court of Cassation
Citation: Case no. bs-205-172-k-04
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Environmental health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment
Facts:

Petitioner Berishvili requested reimbursement from defendants Rustavi City Hall and LLC “Cultural and Recreational Park” for medical expenses incurred by her son after he was injured in a city park. Petitioner and her son went to the Cultural Recreation Park in Rustavi City. While at the park, a poisonous snake bit her son who required …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Children, Environmental hazards, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Secondary care
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Brown v. Johnson

Country: United States
Year: 2004
Court: 11th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 387 F.3d 1344 (2004)
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 health
Facts:

Plaintiff, a prisoner, filed suit alleging violation of the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and of the Eight Amendment as a result of Defendants’ withdrawing his prescribed medications. Upon entry into Georgia State Prison, Plaintiff’s medical records indicated he suffered from HIV and hepatitis. Plaintiff was prescribed medications for HIV and hepatitis ten …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Hepatitis, HIV, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV
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Case 1294-2004-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2004
Court: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia]
Citation: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia], Constitutional Judgment 12/94/2004-R, August 12, 2004 (Bol.)
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The National Commission on Benefits of the National Health Treasury (CNS) provided free medical insurance for the elderly. Alejandro Cuba Plaza, a beneficiary of CNS, was diagnosed with “terminal chronic kidney failure” and treated with ongoing hemodialysis at Obrero Hospital. After 52 weeks of treatment, CNS ordered the Director of Obrero Hospital to transfer Plaza …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Budget, Elderly, Health care technology, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Kidney disease, Long-term care, Low income, Older persons, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Senior citizens, Social security, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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Case 2945-2003-AA/TC

Country: Peru
Year: 2004
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Sentencia 2945-2003-AA/TC (2004). (Azanca Alhelí Meza García v. Ministry of Health)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner filed a writ of amparo (appeal for legal protection) against the Ministry of Health of Peru. She sought free administration of comprehensive medical treatment for HIV, including both the continuous delivery of necessary medicines and the performance of periodic CD4 cell count and viral load tests upon medical indication and/or the patient’s urgent …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, Indigent, Low income, Most-at-risk, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Poor, Social security, Testing, Underprivileged
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Case T-081/04

Country: Colombia
Year: 2004
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: Constitutional Court, Ninth Revision Chamber, February four (4), two thousand and four (2004), Magistrate: Dr. CLARA INES VARGAS HERNANDEZ, Ruling T-081/04
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

Mr. Rodrigo Alberto Valencia Echeverri brought a Constitutional Action against Cafesalud EPS (“EPS”), a Health Promoting Entity, arguing that his fundamental rights to health and social security had been violated. The plaintiff affirmed that EPS would not administer a medicine called “gadolinium contrast dye”, which was required to conduct a “brain magnetic resonance” exam. This …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Diagnostics, Health insurance, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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