15 judgments found.

McGlinchey and Ors. v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: McGlinchey v. U.K., App. No. 50390/99, 37 EHRR 41 (2003).
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Prisons, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Applicants, family members of an individual addicted to heroin who died in prison, alleged that the State violated Articles 3 (freedom from torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment) and 13 (right to effective remedy) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) because the prisoner, Ms. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to treatment, Addiction, Criminalization, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Drug abuse, Drug use, Heroin, IDUs, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Injecting drug users, Inmate, Jail, People who use drugs, Rehabilitation, Substance abuse
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Hospital Británico de Buenos Aires v. Estado Nacional (Ministerio de Salud y Acción Social)

Country: Argentina
Year: 2001
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: H. 90. XXXIV
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

Hospital Británico de Buenos Aires, a private health service provider, filled a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the Federal State requiring the judiciary to declare that the National Act 24.754 was contrary to articles 14, 17, 28 and 33 of the National Constitution. The law obliged private health service providers …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Addiction, AIDS, Drug use, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, HIV, IDUs, Injecting drug users, People living with HIV/AIDS, People who use drugs, PLHIV, Rehabilitation, Social security, Subsidies, Substance abuse
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Condron v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2000
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 35718/97, 31 Eur. H.R. Rep. 1 (2001).
Health Topics: Controlled substances
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicants, who were heroine addicts, had been arrested and convicted for drug related offences. Upon their arrest, the solicitor had maintained that they were unfit to be interviewed as they were displaying early stages of heroine withdrawal. However, the Force Medical Examiner assessed both applicants as fit to be interviewed. Both applicants failed to …Read more

Tags: Addiction, Drug abuse, Drug enforcement, Drug use, Heroin, Law enforcement, People who use drugs, Police, Substance abuse
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Strykiwsky v. Mills (in his capacity as Warden of Stony Mountain Institution)

Country: Canada
Year: 2000
Court: Federal Court - Trial Division
Citation: Court File no. T-389-00
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The applicant was an inmate of Warkworth prison and a long time heroin addict. While an inmate, the applicant sought to overcome this addiction. The Correctional Service of Canada had a 2-phase program to address addiction cases.  Phase I provided regular doses of methadone “only to those entering federal prison… already enrolled in a community …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Addiction, Drug abuse, Drug use, Emergency care, Heroin, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Methadone, Opioids, People who use drugs, Rehabilitation, Substance abuse
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Winnipeg Child, et al. v. D.F.G.

Country: Canada
Year: 1997
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1997] 3 R.C.S.
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The respondent was five months pregnant with her fourth child and addicted to glue sniffing, which is known to be potentially damaging to the nervous system of a developing fetus. Two of her previous children were born permanently disabled as a result of her addiction and were permanent wards of the state. A judge of …Read more

Tags: Addiction, Compulsory treatment, Drug use, Forced treatment, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, People who use drugs, Pregnancy, Rehabilitation, Substance abuse
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