67 judgments found.

Toonen v. Australia

Country: Australia
Year: 1994
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: CCPR/C/50/D/488/1992
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Nicholas Toonen was a gay man, HIV/AIDS activist, and LGBT rights activist living in Tasmania. Tasmania criminalized same-sex sexual conduct among men under ss 122 and 123 its criminal code; it was the last remaining state or territory of Australia to do so, the remainder having repealed such laws. Toonen brought a communication before the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Awareness, Criminalization, Gay, Health education, Health promotion, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Homosexual, Law enforcement, LGBTI, Most-at-risk, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Queer, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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Case 1992-006f

Country: Belgium
Year: 1992
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: Order No. 6/92 dated February, 1992
Health Topics: Health information, Tobacco
Facts:

Article 7, § 2 of the law dated January 24, 1977 regulated the protection of consumer health and specifically gave the national legislature authority to regulate tobacco advertising. In 1980,  a special law was passed, which deemed the authority of the Communities under the Constitution to include the right to regulate “health education as well as …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Health education, Health promotion, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Open Door and Dublin Well Women v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 1992
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 14234/88 and 14235/88; (1993) 15 EHRR 244; [1992] ECHR 68; (1992) 246 Eur. Ct. H.R. (ser A)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Applicants were two Irish companies that provided counseling to pregnant women, Open Door Counselling Ltd. and Dublin Well Woman Centre Ltd.; two counselors who worked for Dublin Well Woman, Bonnie Maher and Ann Downes; and two women of childbearing age, Mrs. X and Mrs. Geraghty. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children brought …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Advertising, Awareness, Childbirth, Criminalization, Family planning, Freedom of information, Health promotion, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Notification, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Unsafe abortion
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The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Ireland Ltd. v. Grogan

Country: Ireland
Year: 1991
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: [1991] ECR 1-4733
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information
Facts:

The plaintiff, the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, an Irish company whose purpose was to prevent the decriminalization of abortion, brought a suit against the defendants, including Stephen Grogan and fourteen other officers of Irish student organizations, for their distribution of “specific information relating to the identity and location of clinics” in other …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to healthcare, Advertising, Awareness, Clinics, Criminalization, Health care professionals, Health education, Pregnancy; Termination of pregnancy
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L.K. Koolwal v. State of Rajasthan and Ors

Country: India
Year: 1986
Court: High Court - Rajasthan
Citation: AIR 1988 Raj 2; 1987 (1) WLN 134
Health Topics: Environmental health, Health information, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to a clean environment, Right to life
Facts:

LK Koolwal, the Petitioner, sought to enforce the Rajasthan Municipalities Act, 1959 (the Act) in the city of Jaipur. Under the Act, the Municipality has a duty to clean public places of all filth. The Petitioner contended that several areas in Jaipur were frought with sanitation problems and the Municipality was not performing its duties …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Freedom of information, Pollution, Sewage, Waste management
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Johns-Manville Products Corporation v. Superior Court

Country: United States
Year: 1980
Court: Supreme Court of California
Citation: 27 Cal.3d 465
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Occupational health
Facts:

Rudkin, a long-time employee of the defendant corporation, developed pneumoconiosis, lung cancer, or other asbestos-related illnesses from his work with asbestos. The defendant knew about the harms of exposure to asbestos, yet it hid that information from Rudkin and continued to encourage him to work in an unsafe environment. After Rudkin had developed an industrial …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Asbestos, Awareness, Employment, Lung disease, Notification, Occupational disease, Workers' compensation
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Kjeldsen, Busk Madsen & Pedersen v. Denmark

Country: Denmark
Year: 1976
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Kjeldsen v. Den., App. No. 5095/71, Eur. Ct. H.R. 6 (1976).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health information, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom of religion, Right to education, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Appellants were parents of children who had attended Denmark public schools until they were refused exemption from the country’s compulsory sex education lessons. The parents claimed a violation of the right to education under Article 2 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights (Convention) because the alternatives to public education included costly …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Child development, Children, Freedom of information, Health education, Health promotion, Minor
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