206 judgments found.

F., A. L. s/ Medida Autosatisfactiva

Country: Argentina
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: Expte. Nº 21.912-F-2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health
Facts:

A fifteen-year old teenager became pregnant as a result of being sexually abused by her stepfather. In the eight week of pregnancy, through her legal representative, she asked the judiciary to order doctors of a public hospital to perform her abortion. She based her claim on article 86. 2 of the National Criminal Code (the “Criminal …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Assault, Children, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Judicial bypass, Public hospital, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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M.J.T v. D.M.D

Country: Canada
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court of British Columbi
Citation: 2012 BCSC 863
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Mr. T. and Ms. D separated after three years of marriage when their child- V was two years old. The couple had major disagreements over the care and custody arrangements. Ms. D. was given sole interim custody and authority over all health care decisions. Ms. D. refused to vaccinate the child against common infectious diseases. …Read more

Tags: Children, Hepatitis, Immunization, Infant health, Measles, Meningitis, Minor, Pediatric health, Polio, Rubella, Vaccination, Vaccines
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N.B. v Slovakia

Country: Slovakia
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: N.B. v Slovakia, App. No. 29518/10, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2012).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life
Facts:

Ms. N.B. was of Roma ethnic origin. She was sterilized at a public hospital, at the age of 17, during the birth of her second child. Ms. N.B. asserted that she had been coerced into signing authorizations for her sterilization, that she was segregated within the hospital due to her ethnicity and that the decision …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Compulsory sterilization, Compulsory treatment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Family planning, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, In utero fertilization, Inappropriate treatment, Infertility, Informed choice, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, Minor, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Parental consent, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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Ntsels v. Member of the Executive Council for Health, Gauteng Provincial Government

Country: South Africa
Year: 2012
Court: South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg
Citation: CASE NO: 2009/52394
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff filed an action for damages against the defendant on behalf of her minor child “A” alleging that the nursing staff at the clinic failed to properly monitor the child’s fetal growth and heart beat, refer her to a hospital for ante-natal sonar tests and were negligent in providing appropriate treatment and perform a …Read more

Tags: Access to healthcare, Access to treatment, Caesarean, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal health, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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Patricia Asero Ochieng, et al. v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2012
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition 409 of 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioners were citizens of Kenya living with HIV. They claimed that provisions of the Anti-Counterfeiting Act, 2008 (the Act) severely restricted access to affordable, essential medicines, including generic medicines for HIV-related diseases, in violation of their fundamental rights to life, dignity and health protected under articles 26(1), 28 and 43 of the Constitution of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Children, Drug quality, Drug safety, Essential medicines, Generic drugs, HIV, HIV positive, Intellectual property, Manufacturing, Minor, Patents, Pediatric health, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Poor, Pricing, Spurious medicines, Transmission, Underprivileged
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The Centre for Human Rights (University of Pretoria) and La Rencontre Africaine pour la Defense des Droits de l’Homme (Senegal) v Government of Senegal

Country: Senegal
Year: 2012
Court: The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
Citation: Decision N° 003/Com/001/2012
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Poverty, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to education, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Centre for Human Rights and the La Rencontre Africaine pour la Defense des Droits de l’Homme submitted a communication to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in relation to the condition of some schools in Senegal. More than 100,000 children were forced to beg on the streets …Read more

Tags: Assault, Child development, Children, Malnutrition, Poor, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Starvation, Underprivileged
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The Rio Negro Massacres v. Guatemala

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2012
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Freedom of religion, Right to bodily integrity, Right to development, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

This case deals with the destruction of the Mayan community of Río Negro by a series of massacres perpetrated by the Guatemalan army and members of the civil self-defence patrols in 1980 and 1982 which, according to the IACmHR, included the persecution and elimination of members of the Mayan community, subsequent violations directed against the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Assault, Budget, Child development, Children, Health promotion, Low income, Malnutrition, Minor, Poor, Potable water, Public hospital, Rape, Safe drinking water, Sewage, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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Varapnickaite-Mazyliene v. Lithuania

Country: Lithuania
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 20376/05
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health information
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant in this case brought a lawsuit against the Republic of Lithuania under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“Convention”). She alleged her right to respect for her private life, protected by Article 8 of the Convention, had been violated by employees of the Children’s Welfare …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health care professionals, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Secrecy
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Case 3-4-1-11-10

Country: Estonia
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 3-4-1-11-10; Request no. 6 of 28 October 2010 of the Chancellor of Justice
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to social security
Facts:

The Tallinn City Council adopted new regulations on the payment of social benefits to parents of newly born children. The new regulations imposed requirements that a) both parents residents of Tallinn and one of them was a resident for at least a year before the birth, b) the social benefits are paid in two parts, …Read more

Tags: Budget, Children, Social security
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Case GKPI10-1601

Country: Russia
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Case No. ГКПИ10-1601
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health information, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to family life
Facts:

N.T.V., a recipient of auxiliary reproductive technology (ART), submitted an application to declare invalid part of an order issued by the Ministry of Healthcare on February 26, 2003. The order (No. 67) approved instruction on the usage of various methods of ART. In particular, N.T.V. objected to paragraph 6, which prevents the establishment of paternity …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Children, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Informed choice, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, Secrecy
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