103 judgments found.

Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA) v. Government of Bangladesh, et al.

Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2009
Court: High Court
Citation: Bangl. Nat'l Women Lawyers Ass'n. v. Government of Bangl. & Ors., WP 5916 of 2008 (2008) (Bangl.).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Occupational health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA) filed a writ petition against the Government, seeking urgent steps to be taken to prevent sexual harassment against women at the place of work or study. On the date the petition was filed, there existed no legislative provisions protecting women from abusive behavior by men in high-level positions …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Job safety, Minor, Sexual harassment
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Case 723/2009

Country: Spain
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court of Justice of Cataluña
Citation: STSJC 723/2009 (Ángel and Others v. Servei Català de la Salut and Consorci Sanitari Integral)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The appellants, parents of a child with microephaly disorder, alleged medical malpractice in that the failure of medical services to identify and inform them of their daughter’s condition during the pregnancy denied them the choice to terminate that pregnancy. In July of 2001, the appellants’ daughter was born and the appellants were informed that she …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Child development, Children, Compensation, Damages, Diagnostics, Examination, Inadequate treatment, Infant health, Informed choice, Misdiagnosis, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy
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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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TGGL v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 89/09, Petition 663-06, August 7, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

This report addresses the admissibility of a petition that alleged Ecuador failed to fulfill its obligations under the American Convention on Human Rights (the Convention), including protection of the right to life, the right to humane treatment, and rights of the child. The basis of the claim was that three years old TGGL became infected …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Blood transfusion, Child development, Children, HIV, HIV positive, Minor, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Transmission
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Emberá-Chamí Community FGM Case

Country: Colombia
Year: 2008
Court: Juzgado Promiscuo Municipal de Pueblo Rico, Risaralda (Municipal Jurisdiction Court of Pueblo Rico, Risaralda)
Citation: Juzgado Promiscuo Municipal [Municipal Jurisdiction Court], julio 24, 2008, Radicación No. 66572-40-89-001-2008-00005-00 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of religion, 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:

The Emberá-Chamí community, which is located on the Río San Juan Embera-Chamí native reservation, practices female genital mutilation. This consists of cutting and cauterizing the clitorises of newborn girls. The practice is customary for this community and appears to have two rationales: first, to prevent infidelity among adolescent girls and women, and second, to prevent, …Read more

Tags: Child development, Female genital mutilation, Indigenous groups, Infant health, Infant mortality
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K.U. v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: K.U. v. Fin., App. No. 2872/02, 48 Eur. H.R. Rep. 52 (2009).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life
Facts:

An unknown person placed an advertisement of a sexual nature on a dating website in the name of the applicant, who was 12 years old at the time, without his knowledge, mentioning private information such as his age, year of birth, physical characteristics and his telephone number, which was accurate except for one digit. In …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Minor, Molestation, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment
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Paola Del Rosario Guzman Albarracin and Next of Kin v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 76/08, Petition 1055-06, October 17, 2008; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.134, Doc. 5, rev. 1, 25 February 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The Centro de Derechos Reproductivos (Center for Reproductive Rights) and the Centro Ecuatoriano para la Promoción y Acción de la Mujer (Center for the Advancement and Action of Women) (CEPAM-Guayaquil) alleged that the assistant principal at the public school where Paola del Rosario Guzmán Albarracín, age 16, was a student, took advantage of his position …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Emergency care, Maternal health, Minor, Molestation, Pregnancy, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion, Violence against women
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Paxton v. Ramji

Country: Canada
Year: 2008
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2008 ONCA 697, 92 OR (3d) 401
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

This appeal concerns whether a doctor owes a tort law duty of care to a future child subsequently born of the doctor’s patient. Dr. Ramji prescribed Accutane to Dawn Paxton, mother of the plaintiff, Jamie Paxton, on the understanding that Dawn would not become pregnant while taking the drug. Due to her husband’s failed vasectomy, …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Contraception, Contraceptives, Counseling, Damages, Deaf, Differently abled, Disabled, Disclosure, Drug safety, Duty of care, Fertility, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Pharmaceuticals, Physically challenged, Standard of care, Testing, Tort
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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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Berecová v. Slovakia

Country: Slovakia
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Berecová v. Slovk., App. No. 74400/01, Eur. Ct. H.R. 319 (2007).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant is a Slovakian national who was granted custody of her two children following her divorce from her husband. The children were allegedly ill-treated, beaten and neglected by applicant and had run away from home. They manifested fear of their mother and refused to return home. A psychologist concluded that their fear resulted from punishment …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Minor
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