35 judgments found.

N (FC) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2005] UKHL 31
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health
Facts:

N, a Ugandan woman, came to London in Mach 1998 seeking asylum. Her application for asylum was rejected and the Secretary of State proposed to expel her. N was suffering from advanced HIV/AIDS, but had achieved a stable condition due to the extensive medical treatment and medication she had been receiving in the UK. If …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Degrading treatment, Essential medicines, First-line treatment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Refugees, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture
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Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Adam; Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Limbuela; Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Tesema

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2005] UKHL 66
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

Section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (‘the Act’) authorized the Home Secretary to provide or arrange for the provision of support for asylum-seekers and their dependents who appeared to be destitute, as defined, or likely to become so within a prescribed period. L, A and T, from Angola, Ethiopia and the Sudan …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Degrading treatment, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Immigration, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Poor, Refugees, Torture, Underprivileged
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Behrooz v. Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: High Court
Citation: [2004] HCA 36; 219 CLR 486; 208 ALR 271; 78 ALJR 1056
Health Topics: 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:

Mr. Behrooz  (“the Appellant”) arrived in Australia without a visa and was taken into immigration detention at the Woomera Immigration Reception and Processing Centre (“Woomera”) in accordance with the Migration Act 1958 (“the Act”).  The Appellant later escaped Woomera before being taken back into custody and charged with an offence under s. 197A of the …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Immigrants, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Refugees
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Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs v. SGLB

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: High Court
Citation: (2004) 78 ALD 224; (2004) 207 ALR 12; (2004) 78 ALJR 992; [2004] HCA 32
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The Respondent, SGLB, was an Iranian national who arrived in Australia without a visa in June 2000. He was immediately placed in immigration detention. In his initial interview with immigration officers there was “no suggestion by him that any fear of persecution and possible incarceration by the authorities there motivated his departure from Iran” (para. …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Depression, Detention, Immigration, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Migrants, Psychiatry, Psychology, Refugees, Suicide
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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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R v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Razgar

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2004] UKHL 27
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health
Facts:

The Secretary of State sought to appeal a decision which held that removing Mr. Razgar from the United Kingdom would be a violation of his rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Mr. Razgar was an asylum seeker from Iraq who initially sought asylum in Germany, where he claimed to have been detained, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Degrading treatment, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Migrants, Refugees, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture
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Re Woolley, ex parte Applicants M276

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: High Court
Citation: (2004) 225 CLR 1; (2004) 80 ALD 1; (2004) 210 ALR 369; (2004) 79 ALJR 43; (2004) 32 Fam LR 180; [2004] HCA 49
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of expression, Freedom of religion, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Applicants were four Afghani children who arrived in Australia with their parents as “unlawful non-citizens” (a person who is in the migration zone who is not an Australian citizen and who does not hold a valid visa) according to the Migration Act 1958 (the Act). The family was placed in immigration detention pursuant to …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Child development, Children, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Cruel and unusual punishment, Depression, Detention, Immigration, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental illness, Migrants, Minor, Psychiatry, Psychology, Refugees, Seclusion, Torture
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Secretary of State for the Home Department v. UK

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: Immigration Appeal Tribunal
Citation: [2004] UKIAT 00262
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case concerns an adjudicator’s review of the deportability of a Rwandan national infected with HIV in the UK. The claimant was a Rwandan, who in June 2001 was raped by soldiers in her home and took her husband. The incident arose out of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which her husband was a member of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, HIV, HIV positive, Immigration, Mental illness, Migrants, Military, Militias, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Rape, Refugees, Sexual assault
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Secretary of State for the Home Department v. Wayoka Limbuela and Ors.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2004] EWCA Civ 540
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

This case concerned what level of destitute asylum seekers must have reached before their condition signified a violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“Convention”), which prohibits torture and cruel or inhuman or degrading treatment. A violation of Article 3 required the Secretary of State for the Home …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Degrading treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Humiliating treatment, Immigrants, Immigration, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Poor, Refugees, Social security, Underprivileged
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R (on the application of Q) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2003
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 409 (Oct); [2003] EWHC 2507 (Admin); [2004] QB 36 [2003]; EWCA Civ 364, [2003] 2 All ER 905
Health Topics: Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

F, M, D, B, J and Q were six asylum-seekers who had sought assistance from the Secretary of State under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act, 2002. As per section 55 of the Act, the Secretary of State may not provide support to an asylum-seeker, if the Secretary “is not satisfied that the claim was …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Immigration, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Poor, Refugees
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