62 judgments found.

M.C. v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 39272/98
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to privacy
Facts:

MC is a Bulgarian national born in 1980, who alleged that she was raped separately by two men, A and P, when she was 14 years old, within their car and within the home of a relative of theirs. MC had and tried to refuse and push the men away. The next morning MC went …Read more

Tags: Assault, Child development, Minor, Pediatric health, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual violence
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NS (Afghan women) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: Immigration Appeal Tribunal
Citation: [2004] UKIAT 00328
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Poverty, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to family life
Facts:

An Afghani woman (appellant) seeks asylum in the United Kingdom. The Appellant and her husband lived and worked in Kabul, Afghanistan with their three young children. After war broke out in 1992 and the destruction of the family home, the Appellant and her family left Kabul and moved to Takhar, a town in northern Afghanistan …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assault, Asylum, Indigent, Low income, Mental illness, Poor, Rape, Refugees, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Suicide, Violence against women
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Case 1716-2003-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2003
Court: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia]
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

After being violently captured during an attempted escape from prison, Carlos Orlando and Rubén Suárez Saavedra, the sons of the plaintiff, were in need of medical treatment. Carlos Orlando was suffering from appendicitis, an inflamed gallbladder, and a broken rib while Rubén had AIDS and was experiencing pulmonary tuberculosis, immunodeficiency, symptoms of depression, and a …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Assault, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Depression, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Police, TB, Tuberculosis
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Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda

Country: Burundi, Congo, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda
Year: 2003
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: (2004) AHRLR 19 (ACHPR 2003); Communication 227/99
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The Democratic Republic of Congo initiated proceedings before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, alleging that the respondent countries (Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda) committed various human rights violations. The Democratic Republic of Congo alleged that the respondent countries committed multiple massacres against people of the Democratic Republic of Congo including attacking Inga hydroelectric …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Armed conflict, Assault, Children, Execution, Forced displacement, HIV, HIV positive, Manmade disaster, Military, Militias, Public hospitals, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Transmission, Violence against women
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R v. King 

Country: Australia
Year: 2003
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: 59 NSWLR 472; [2003] NSWCCA 399
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The respondent was charged with maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm to Kylie Flick with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Prior to the crime, the respondent and Ms. Flick engaged in a single act of consensual sexual intercourse after which Ms. Flick became pregnant. The respondent sought to persuade Ms. Flick to have an abortion, …Read more

Tags: Assault, Child development, Childbirth, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Miscarriage, Termination of pregnancy, Violence against women
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Case 1586-2002-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2002
Court: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia]
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

A constitutional amparo (writ of injunctive relief) petition was filed by Marco Marino Diodato del Gallo against the Governor of the Center for Rehabilitation “Santa Cruz” (the “Prison Governor”), alleging infringement of the claimant’s rights to life and health and safety. On March 12, 2001, the claimant suffered a triple heart attack caused by the …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Assault, Custody, Heart disease, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions
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Yasser Mohamed Salah, et al. v. Egypt

Country: Egypt
Year: 2002
Court: UN Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Citation: Opinion No. 7/2002 (Egypt); E/CN.4/2003/8/Add.1 at 68
Health Topics: Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

At least 55 men were arrested in Cairo on grounds of their sexual orientation during a police raid of a discotheque. The raid occurred after undercover officers entered the bar and observed and filmed dancing. The police targeted men who appeared to be homosexuals or who were not accompanied by women. One man was slapped …Read more

Tags: Assault, Buggery, Compulsory examination, Forced examination, Gay, Homosexual, Involuntary examination, Law enforcement, LGBTI, Mandatory testing, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 2001
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes v. Brazil, Case 12.051, Inter-Am. Comm’n H.R., Report No. 54/01, OEA/Ser./L/V/II.111 doc. 20 rev. (2001).
Health Topics: Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes was physically abused by her husband, Mr. Heredia Viveiros, for many years. In May 1983, he shot her while she was sleeping in an attempt to murder her. She survived but sustained serious injuries and became paraplegic. Two weeks after the shooting, he attacked her again and at that moment …Read more

Tags: Assault, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, Violence against women
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İlhan v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2000
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 22277/93
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant alleged that his brother had been severely beaten by police when they apprehended him at his village and that he was not provided with the necessary medical treatment for his life-threatening injuries. He also complained of discrimination on the basis of his brother’s Kurdish origin. In 1992, the applicant Nasır İlhan and his …Read more

Tags: Assault, Cruel treatment, Inhuman treatment, Law enforcement, Police, Torture
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Naxakis v. Western General Hospital

Country: Australia
Year: 1999
Court: High Court
Citation: (1999) 197 CLR 269; (1999) 162 ALR 540; (1999) 73 ALJR 782; (1999) 9 Leg Rep 2; [1999] HCA 22
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Violence
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

In July 1980 the appellant, who was 12 years old at the time, was struck on the head by the bag of a schoolmate and collapsed. The appellant was seen by a general practitioner who referred him to Western General Hospital, the first respondent, where he was placed under the care of Mr. Jensen, the …Read more

Tags: Assault, Children, Compensation, Damages, Diagnostics, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care technology, Health care workers, Inadequate treatment, Minor, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Pediatric health, Standard of care
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