12 judgments found.

Allpass v. Mooikloof Estates (Pty) Ltd.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2011
Court: Labour Court of South Africa
Citation: Case No. JS178/09; [2011] ZALCJHB 7; 2011 (2) SA 638 (LC); [2011] 5 BLLR 462 (LC); (2011) 32 ILJ 1637 (LC)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Applicant, Allpass, was hired as a stable yard manager and horse-riding instructor for the Respondent, Mooikloof Estates. He had 27 years of experience in horse riding, instructing and stable yard management. At the time of his hiring, the Applicant had been living with HIV for 17 years and was in a same-sex civil union. …Read more

Tags: Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asthma, Disclosure, Gay, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Homosexual, LGBTI, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexual orientation
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Eastman v. Chief Executive of the Department of Justice and Community Safety

Country: Australia
Year: 2011
Court: The Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory
Citation: [2011] ACTSC 33
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Prisons, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to a clean environment, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The plaintiff in this case was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was transferred to the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) to serve his sentence. His concern with the centre was three fold. First he wanted an order preventing two officers at the AMC from dealing with him as their treatment (usage of …Read more

Tags: Asthma, Degrading treatment, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Passive smoking, Prison conditions, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Second-hand smoke, Smoking
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World Lung Foundation South Asia v. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Country: India
Year: 2010
Court: High Court of Delhi at New Delhi
Citation: W.P.(C) 7540/2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health
Facts:

The petitioner contended that despite the Tobacco Act of 2013, which prohibits the sale of tobacco near school premises, the same was occurring. He also stated that due to the availability of tobacco products, adolescents were falling prey to the ill effects of smoking and suffered from various diseases. The petitioner stated that the tobacco …Read more

Tags: Asthma, Children, Lung disease, Minor, Passive smoking, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Community of La Oroya v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 76/09, Petition 1473-06, 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, Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to a clean environment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Petitioners alleged that environmental pollution from a metallurgical complex in La Oroya, Peru caused a series of violations of the rights of community members. They alleged Peru was guilty by act and omission for its failure to control the metallurgical complex; its lack of supervision of the facility’s operation; and its failure to adopt measures …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asthma, Biohazard, Biosafety, Cancer, Child development, Child mortality, Children, Contamination, Diagnostics, Heart disease, Industrial waste, Infant health, Infant mortality, Infertility, Kidney disease, Lung disease, Maternal health, Minor, Neurological diseases, Poisoning, Pollution, Respiratory diseases, Skin disease, Toxic waste
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Charles Lukeyen Nabori, et al. v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2008
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition 466 of 2006
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disasters and emergencies, Environmental health, Health systems and financing, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to a clean environment, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The petitioners were pastoralists and communal landowners in the Baringo District in Rift Valley Province, Kenya. The petitioners alleged that the respondents (the Attorney-General, the Minister for Environmental and Natural Resources, the National Environment Management Authority, and the County Council of Baringo) were liable for violating their rights to life (under Section 71 of the …Read more

Tags: Asthma, Budget, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Forced displacement, Herbicide, Indigenous groups, Indigent, Manmade disaster, Poisoning, Poor, Precautionary principle, Refugees, Respiratory diseases
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Gbemre v. Shell Petroleum Development Company and Others

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2005
Court: High Court, Benin Division
Citation: Suit No. FHC/B/CS/53/05; (2005) AHRLR 151 (NgHC 2005)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health care and health services, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to life
Facts:

Applicants, residents of Iwherekan community in the Delta State of Nigeria, applied for an order enforcing their fundamental right to life and dignity of human person as provided by sections 22(1) and 34(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (the “Constitution”) and articles 4, 16, and 24 of the African Charter …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Air pollution, Asthma, Biohazard, Biosafety, Cancer, Clean water, Climate change, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Global warming, Indigent, Low income, Lung disease, Poisoning, Pollution, Poor, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Toxic waste, Water pollution
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Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights (MFHR) v. Greece

Country: Greece
Year: 2005
Court: European Committee of Social Rights
Citation: Complaint No.30/2005
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health information, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff alleges that Greece failed to comply with its obligation to protect public health against air pollution of the  European Social Charter by allowing the operate of lignite mines and power stations without taking all necessary steps to reduce this impact. The MFHR bases its claim on studies of particulate matter that show that …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Asthma, Awareness, Environmental degradation, Health education, Job safety, Lung disease, Occupational accident, Occupational health and safety, Pollution, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Roche v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court:
Citation: Roche v. U.K., App. No. 32555/96, 42 Eur. H.R. Rep. 30 (2006).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to privacy, Right to property
Facts:

Applicant, a United Kingdom national who had served in the British Army, maintains that his health problems, which left him handicapped, were the result of his participation in mustard and nerve gas tests conducted while he served in the British Armed Forces at the Chemical and Biological Defense Establishment (CBDE) at Porton Down Barracks (England) …Read more

Tags: Asthma, Awareness, Contamination, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Duty of care, Inhuman treatment, Negligence, Notification, Pollution, Respiratory diseases, Tort, Torture, Toxic waste
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South Bucks District Council and Anr. v. Porter (FC)

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2004] UKHL 33
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to housing
Facts:

Mrs. Porter, a 62 year old Romany gypsy, lived in a mobile home on a plot of land that she purchased in 1985. Her occupation of the site was unauthorized from the beginning. The home provided the appearance of a “permanent dwelling” but was in violation of the local Council’s planning control that did not …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Aged persons, Asthma, Diabetes, Elderly, Forced displacement, Non-communicable diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Older persons, Respiratory diseases, Senior citizens
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Smoke Affected Residents v. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

Country: India
Year: 2002
Court: High Court - Bombay
Citation: 2003 (3) BomCR 323
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment
Facts:

A petition was filed by the Smoke Affected Residents’ Forum seeking appropriate directions from the Court for measures to control and reduce auto emissions from vehicles plying in Mumbai. These were with respect to the consumption of unleaded petrol, reduction of sulphur content in diesel oil, issuance of ‘Pollution Under Control’ certificates and ensuring that …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Air safety, Asthma, Environmental degradation, Pollution, Respiratory diseases, Safety regulation
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