62 judgments found.

R v. Conway

Country: Canada
Year: 2010
Court: The Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: 2010 SCC 22
Health Topics: Hospitals, Mental health, Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The accused was found not guilty by reason of insanity on a charge of sexual assault with a weapon in 1983. He was subsequently detained in numerous mental health facilities. Before his annual review hearing in 2006 was held, the accused alleged that the centre in which he was detained had violated his constitutional rights …Read more

Tags: Assault, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Health facilities, Insanity, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Psychiatry, Psychology, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Threat of violence, Violence against women
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Karimov and Others v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 29851/05; (2012) 54 EHRR 28
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicants were Russian nationals who resided in the district of Grozny in Chechnya, which was under curfew and the control of Russian federal forces. The applicants are the relatives of Arbi Karimov, the victim in this case. In the early morning of January 11th 2003, a group of armed and masked men broke into …Read more

Tags: Assault, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Forced disappearance, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Military
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Ngobe Indigenous Communities v. Panama

Country: Panama
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 75/09, Petition 286-08, August 5, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to participation, Right to property, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

In May 2007, the State of Panama, without community consultation, granted a concession for the construction of a hydroelectric dam within the traditional lands of an indigenous community, the Ngöbe. Although the construction of the dam was still in its initial stages at the time the petition was filed, the petitioner alleged that the work …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Assault, Children, Clean water, Cleanliness, Contamination, Drinking water, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Forced displacement, Indigenous groups, Law enforcement, Lung disease, Minor, Pediatric health, Police, Pollution, Potable water, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Waste management, Water pollution
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Richard Conrad Solorzano Contreras v. Guatemala

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 103/09, Petition 581-03, October 29, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Violence
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

Richard Solórzano Contreras was stabbed in the neck near his home in Guatemala from where his brother rushed him to the state hospital. Solórzano Contreras’s father, the petitioner, alleged that at the hospital the doctor and nurses did not perform any operations to try to save his son’s life. Rather, they “merely cleaned the wound, …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Assault, Emergency care, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Law enforcement, Police, Public hospitals
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Te Koeti v. Otago District Health Board

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2009
Court: Human Rights Review Tribunal
Citation: [2009] NZHRRT 24
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

. (The tribunal noted that the request should have been made under the Health Information Privacy Code 1994, but accepted that this was immaterial for the purposes of the case.)  TK made it clear that he specifically wanted all the names of the nurses who had attended him. Although accepting that these names were part …Read more

Tags: Assault, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health records, Medical records, Mental illness, Non-disclosure, Public hospitals, Secrecy
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V.R.P., et al. v. Nicaragua

Country: Nicaragua
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 3/09, Petition 4408-02, February 11, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, 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 privacy
Facts:

Petitioner V.P.C. stated that on two occasions, her father H.R.A. took her nine-year-old daughter V.R.C. to a remote site, drugged her, and sexually abused her. Petitioner took her daughter to the hospital on October 16, 2001 because her daughter could not control her bowels. The doctor biopsied polyps near the daughter’s rectum and found that …Read more

Tags: Assault, Buggery, Depression, Forced examination, Involuntary examination, Mandatory examination, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Minor, Molestation, Pediatric health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Sodomy, STDs, STIs, Trauma, Violence against women
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Yemshaw v. London Borough of Houslow

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Citation: [2009] EWCA Civ 1543
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to housing
Facts:

The appellant approached the housing authority for help in finding alternate accommodation for her. Under Section 177(1) of the Homelessness Act (2002), it was not reasonable for a person to remain in their house if there was a possibility of domestic or other violence. The appellant’s husband was mistreating her, verbally abusing her and would …Read more

Tags: Assault, Children, Depression, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, Minor, Trauma, Violence against women
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Egglestone v. The State

Country: South Africa
Year: 2008
Court: Supreme Court of Appeal
Citation: Egglestone v. The State, [2008] ZASCA 77 (S.Afr.).
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

Natasha and Nicolette, high school teenagers, were hired as receptionists and lingerie models by the owner of an escort agency. The recruitment took place by means of pamphlets distributed by other female employees. During this interview they learned that the job did not just entail modeling lingerie, but rather working as sex workers. It appears …Read more

Tags: Assault, Sex workers, Sexual assault
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Takiveikata v. State

Country: Fiji
Year: 2008
Court: High Court
Citation: 2008] FJHC 315
Health Topics: Hospitals, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

An application to the High Court for a stay of proceedings was made on behalf of ten defendants, facing a charge of conspiracy to murder. The prosecution alleged that the defendants had agreed to murder the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and the Attorney General. The case for the prosecution relied on the testimony of …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Armed conflict, Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Law enforcement, Military
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Grishin v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 30983/02, Eur. Ct. H.R. 925 (2007).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The applicant, a Russian national, filed several European Convention on Human Rights Article 3 violations (inhuman or degrading treatment) during his prison term. He claimed that his serious medical state (ischaemic heart disease, exertional angina, hypertension, myopia and chronic bronchitis) was not treated appropriately, that he was beaten by investigating officers and cellmates (alleging broken …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assault, Cleanliness, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Heart disease, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Pulmonary disease, Respiratory diseases
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