26 judgments found.

Miroslav Grcev and Stamen Filipov to the Constitutional Court

Country: Macedonia
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 70/2009-0-0
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Environmental health, Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case was heard together with case 261/2008-0-0. The Petitioners, Miroslav Grcev and Stamen Filipov, challenged the constitutionality of the Anti-Smoking Law (the Law). The Law banned smoking in public premises, advertising cigarettes, and selling cigarettes to persons under the age of 16. Public premises included institutions for education, health, state administration,  public transport, and …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Air pollution, Awareness, Children, Minor, Passive smoking, Pediatric health, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Unión Tabacalera del Paraguay, et al. s/ Amparo Constitucional

Country: Paraguay
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court of Paraguay (Constitutional Chamber)
Citation: Corte Suprema [Supreme Court], Sala Constitucional, 6 octubre 2006, Sentencia No. 916 (2009)(Para.).
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information
Facts:

Petitioner (a consortium of tobacco companies) sought to strike down Resolution N°298 of the Ministry of Public Health SG No. 298, which established stricter and more compelling warning requirements for cigarrette boxes and labels. The consortium alleged the Resolution (of administrative decree status –i.e, infra-legal) had been issued in violation of a hierarchically superior norm, …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Health data, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Dr. Kwok-Hay Kwong v. Medical Council of Hong Kong

Country: China
Year: 2008
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: [2008] HKCA 23
Health Topics: Health information
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information
Facts:

K, a medical practitioner, sought judicial review proceedings to challenge the Medical Counsel of Hong Kong (‘the MC’)’s decision that certain restrictions relating to practice promotion (or advertising) contained in the Professional Code and Conduct for the Guidance of Registered Medical Practitioners (‘the Code’) were justified. K argued that these restrictions were contrary to the …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health promotion
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Mahesh Bhatt, et al. v. Union of India and another

Country: India
Year: 2008
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: 2008 Bus LR 366 (Del); 147 (2008) DLT 561
Health Topics: Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Three writ petitions were clubbed together by the Court owing to the similarity in questions to be decided. The first Petitioner, Mr. Mahesh Bhatt, was a film maker. The second and third petitioners were engaged in the publication of the newspaper, The Hindu. The Petitioners challenged the validity of the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Canada (Attorney General) v. JTI-MacDonald Corp., et al.

Country: Canada
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2007] 2 S.C.R. 610, 2007 S.C.C. 30
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression
Facts:

The Canadian Parliament enacted the Tobacco Act (the Act) and the Tobacco Products Information Regulations (the Regulations) in response to the decision of the Court in RJR-Macdonald Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General) [1994] 1 S.C.R. 311, which struck down a previous version of the Act. The new legislation permitted information and brand-preference advertising but prohibited …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Children, Minor, Pediatric health, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Centre For Enquiry Into Health And Allied Themes (CEHAT) v. Union Of India & Others

Country: India
Year: 2003
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Writ Petition (Civil) No. 301 of 2000
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

In 1996, the government of India had passed the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1995 (the “PNDT Act”) which was aimed at preventing the misuse of sex determination technology to abort girl children before birth.  Female feticide had become an increasingly frequent practice in India despite the implementations of reforms that attempted …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Advertising, Awareness, Family planning, Health care technology, Health education, Sex-selective abortion, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Violence against women
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Case 181718

Country: France
Year: 1998
Court: Conseil d'Etat [Council of State]
Citation: C.E., n°181718, 12 June 1998
Health Topics: Health information, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence
Facts:

Mr. Francois X, a pharmacist practicing in the Rosny-sou-Bois commercial center, along with his employer, the Plus Pharmacie association, requested the annulment of decree no 96-531 of June 14 1996. The decree related to advertisement of medications and other products for medical use. The decree modifies the public health code to insert a new article …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Advertising, Awareness, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health promotion, Pharmaceuticals
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RJR-MacDonald Inc v. Canada (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 1995
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1995] 3 S.C.R. 199
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression
Facts:

Two prominent tobacco companies challenged the constitutionality of the Tobacco Products Control Act (the Act), which regulated the advertisement of tobacco products and their requisite health warnings. They also challenged an amendment to the Tobacco Products Control Regulations (the Regulations) which imposed a total advertising ban, prohibited the use of tobacco trade marks on non-tobacco …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Noncommunicable diseases, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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RJR-MacDonald Inc v. Canada (Attorney General) (Applications for Interlocutory Relief)

Country: Canada
Year: 1994
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1994] 1 S.C.R. 311
Health Topics: Health information, Public safety, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression
Facts:

The applicants, two tobacco companies in Canada, sought a stay in the form of interlocutory relief from compliance with the Tobacco Products Control Regulations, amendment until the Supreme Court renders its decision on the validity of the Tobacco Products Control Act (“the Act”). The Act came into force on January 1, 1989 with the purpose …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case 1993-017f

Country: Belgium
Year: 1993
Court: Court Constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°1993-017f, 4 March 1993
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Health systems and financing, Tobacco
Facts:

This case considered whether Article 7 §2 of the law dated January 24, 1977 (“Article 7 §2”) from the Belgian Federal Parliament (governing the protection of consumer health with respect to nutritional foodstuff) or Article 13 of the decree dated December 2, 1982 (“Article 13”) from the Council of the French Community (restricting certain advertising …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Cancer, Health education, Health promotion, Health regulation, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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