35 judgments found.

Alimov v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2016
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 14344/13
Health Topics: Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

This case relates to the lawfulness and material conditions of the detention of an Uzbek refugee in Turkish holding facilities. The applicant and his family sought refuge in Turkey. The applicant was refused entry. He was placed in a detention facility at the airport pending his repatriation. The applicant’s new asylum request was rejected, to …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Cleanliness, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Immigrants, Immigration, Refugees
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Kanthasamy v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)

Country: Canada
Year: 2015
Court: The Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: 2015 SCC 61
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The appellant was a 17 year old boy who applied for permanent residence from within Canada, having previously landed as a refugee claimant. He travelled to Canada to escape threatened violence from the army and police in Sri Lanka, his native country after he was detained and questioned by the Sri Lankan police and army. …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to healthcare, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Assault, Asylum, Child development, Children, Custody, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Humanitarian crisis, Immigrants, Immigration, Law enforcement, Manmade disaster, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Migrants, Military, Minor, Police, Psychology, Refugees, Trauma
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Case 562/13

Country: Belgium
Year: 2014
Court: Grand Chamber
Citation: C-562/13. Centre public d’action sociale d’Ottgnies-Louvain-la-Neuve v. Moussa Abdida
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

Mr. Abdida, a Niegrian national, was in Belgium seeking asylum from torture and inhuman treatment. While in Belgium, he suffered from a serious illness and submitted an application to reside in Belgium on medical grounds. The application was accepted, and he began receiving social assistance from the Public Social Action Centre of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve (“CPAS”). In 2011, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Emergency care, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Immigrants, Immigration, Migrants, Refugees
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Valetov v. Kazakhstan

Country: Kazakhstan
Year: 2014
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 2104/2011
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Nikolai Valetov, a Russian national, was arrested and charged in June 2001 with murder by Kyrgyzstan authorities while living in Kyrgyzstan. In addition to maintaining that he was framed for this crime by the police, Valetov further claimed that he was tortured by the police so severely while in pre-trial detention that he was permanently …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Asylum, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Examination, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Rape, TB, Torture, Tuberculosis
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F.K.A.G. et al. v. Australia

Country: Australia
Year: 2013
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 2049/2011, CCPR/C/108/D/2094/2011
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The authors, 37 Sri Lankan citizens held in Australian immigration detention facilities, alleged that the actions of the Australian government regarding their detention violated Articles 7, 9, 10, 17, 23, and 24 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the “Covenant”).   At the time of the submission, all of the authors were …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Child development, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Refugees, Suicide
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M.M.M. v. Australia

Country: Australia
Year: 2013
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 2136/2012, CCPR/C/108/D/2136/2012
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The authors, nine persons held in Australian immigration detention facilities, alleged violations of various articles (named below) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the “Covenant”). The authors had different backgrounds. Two were Myanmarese citizens, six were Sri Lankan citizens, and one was a Kuwaiti citizen. They all entered Australian territorial waters on …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Mental illness, Migrants, Refugees
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Joyce Nawila Chiti v. Zambia

Country: Zambia
Year: 2012
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication no. 1303/2004
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to education, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

On 28 October 1997, JC (a military officer) was arrested by Zambian police for an attempted coup d’état. He was severely tortured and charged with treason. While being tortured, he was forced to sign false confessions and to implicate other military officials. Because of the torture, he was hospitalized at various times. On 31 October …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Cancer, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Execution, Forced disappearance, Forced displacement, HIV, HIV positive, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Malnutrition, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Police, Prison conditions, Refugees, Torture
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M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece

Country: Greece
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: M.S.S. v. Belg. & Greece, App. No. 30696/09, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant is an Afghan male who in early 2008 fled war-stricken Kabul, where he claimed to have feared for his life as a result of his service as a translator for international air force troops based in that city. The applicant first entered Greece, where Greek authorities entered his fingerprints into the common European …Read more

Tags: Assault, Asylum, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Prison conditions, Refugees
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Eneh v. Holder

Country: United States
Year: 2010
Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 601 F.3d 943 (9th Cir. 2010)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The Petitioner, Lawrence Amaechi Eneh, was a native and citizen of Nigeria. He had contracted HIV while working in a nursing home in the United States. He was living with HIV-related illness, Capsis Sarcoma and Valley Fever, a disease of the lungs, at the time of the proceedings. The Petitioner was convicted for the sale …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Budget, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, HIV, HIV positive, Immigration, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Lung disease, Marijuana, Migrants, Noncommunicable diseases, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Prison conditions, Torture
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R (on the application of YA) v. Secretary of State for Health

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2009] EWCA Civ 225
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

YA was a Palestinian diagnosed with liver problems. He had been involved with Hamas but, when asked to participate in a political assassination, fled to Egypt. In Egypt, YA’s liver problems worsened, but he could not access medical treatment because of inadequate medical facilities. Therefore, he flew to London and claimed asylum. His claim for …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Health funding, Immigration, Indigent, Liver disease, Migrants, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Refugees, Reimbursement, Underprivileged
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