35 judgments found.

Case of Saadi v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 37201/06
Health Topics: Public safety, 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
Facts:

The applicant was a Tunisian national who was arrested on 9 October 2002 on suspicion of involvement in international terrorism. He was charged with (1) conspiracy to commit acts of violence in States other than Italy with the aim of spreading terror, (2) falsification of “a large number of documents such as passports, driving licences …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Asylum, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Immigrants, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Refugee, Terrorism, Threat of violence, Torture
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N. v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 26565/05; [2008] ECHR 453
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, a Ugandan national, was HIV positive and claimed that if the United Kingdom forced her to return to Uganda then she would not have sufficient access to medical treatment for her condition. She claimed that this result would violate her rights under Articles 3 (prohibiting torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment) …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Essential medicines, HIV, HIV positive, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Refugees

Agbonlahor, et al. v. Minister for Justice

Country: Ireland
Year: 2007
Court: High Court
Citation: [2007] I.E.H.C. 166 (April 18, 2007)(Ir.).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

A Nigerian woman, applied on behalf of herself and her two children for refugee status in Ireland. The woman had arrived in Italy with her husband in 1996 and her two children were born there. The applicant’s husband was a writer and she claimed that because of her husband’s piece on a Nigerian “drug baron” …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Child development, Children, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Minor, Refugees
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KR (Iraq) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2007
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2007] EWCA Civ 514
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to family life
Facts:

KR was an Iraqi Kurd. He was a lieutenant in the state police under Saddam Hussein’s regime but acted as an informer for the separatist PUK movement. In 1987 his clandestine activity was suspected. He was detained and tortured but the following year was released and resumed work as a police officer. In 1991 he …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Depression, Immigration, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Migrants, Psychotropic drugs, Refugees, Suicide
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Afdeling Bestuursrechtspraak van de Raad van State [Administrative Jurisdiction of the Council of State], 11 October 2006, nr200600633/1, LJN:AY9897

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2006
Court: Afdeling bestuursrechtspraak van de Raad van State (Administrative Jurisdiction Department of the Council of State)
Citation: 11 October 2006, nr200600633/1, LJN:AY9897
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Public safety, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

According to the Benefit Entitlement Act (“BEA”), health care providers who offer medically necessary care to illegal immigrants must be compensated for their expenses. To achieve this, the BEA increased the budget of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports (“the Ministry”). Instead of managing the compensation fund itself, the Ministry appointed the Foundation Koppeling …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Childbirth, Emergency care, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Immigrants, Immigration, Indigent, Pediatric health, Poor, Pregnancy, Refugees, Reimbursement, Subsidies, Threat of violence, Underprivileged, Vaccination
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Applicant v. The Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers [Rechtbank’s Gravenhage, zittingplaats Amsterdam [District Court of Gravenhage, sitting at Amsterdam], 25 August 2006, LJN:AZ2923]

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2006
Court: District Court of Gravenhage
Citation: LJN:AZ2923
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to housing
Facts:

The Applicant was a multi-handicapped child suffering from “Down Syndrome, a congenital heart defect and a delayed thyroid disorder”. He was being treated for his condition and, in the absence of treatment, it was expected that his physical and mental condition would deteriorate.  Applicant had applied for a grant of residence, which was denied by …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Child development, Children, Disabled, Handicapped, Immigration, Infant health, Mental disability, Mental retardation, Migrants, Minor, Pediatric health, Physically challenged, Poor, Underprivileged
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Fornah v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2006] UKHL 46, [2007] 1 AC 412
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The House of Lords tried two asylum appeals together in this case: Secretary of State for the Home Department v. K (FC), and Fornah (FC) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department. The second case involved Fornah, a 15-year old girl from Sierra Leone who sought asylum in the United Kingdom on the grounds …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Female genital mutilation, Immigration, Migrants, Refugees, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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MH v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Court: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal
Citation: MH Sudan [2006] UKAIT 00033
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

Appellant was a Sudanese citizen and a member of the Tama tribe from western Darfur. He entered the United Kingdom on March 6, 2004, potentially as a minor. He sought asylum claiming that his brothers had been killed by Janjaweed militia supported by the Sudanese government and that he would be killed if he returned …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Asylum, Drinking water, Forced disappearance, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Indigenous groups, Manmade disaster, Potable water, Refugees
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R (on the application of Al Rawi and Ors.) v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealh Affairs

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court of Judicature, Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court
Citation: [2006] EWHC 972 (Admin)
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Mental health, Prisons, Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The claimants were three men detained in Guantanamo Bay prison and their families. None of the claimants were British nationals, but each had been a long-term resident of the United Kingdom and two had family members who were UK citizens. Two of the claimants were refugees who has received asylum in the UK. Whilst in …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Armed conflict, Asylum, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Hunger strike, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Migrants, Military, Prison conditions, Refugees, Sexual abuse, Solitary confinement, Terrorism, Threat of violence, Torture
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DW v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal
Citation: [2005] UKAIT 00168
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence
Facts:

DW was a Jamaican citizen who sought asylum in the United Kingdom. He claimed to have been persecuted in Jamaica on the basis of his sexual orientation. He recounted two instances of being assaulted on the basis of being a homosexual. DW feared reporting these incidences to the police because he believed that they would …Read more

Tags: Assault, Asylum, Degrading treatment, Gay, HIV, Homosexual, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Law enforcement, LGBTI, Migrants, Police, Queer, Refugees, Sexual orientation, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Sodomy, STDs, STIs
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