76 judgments found.

Fyodorov and Fyodorova v. Ukraine

Country: Ukraine
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 39229/03
Health Topics: Aging, Informed consent, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Two Ukrainian nationals lodged this complaint against the Ukraine under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights (the “Convention”) in 2003. The applicants alleged that they were ill-treated by the police and that no effective investigations of the event took place. One of the applicants also alleged that he had been …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Assault, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory examination, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Elderly, Forced examination, Health care professionals, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary examination, Law enforcement, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory examination, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Older persons, Patient choice, Police, Psychiatry, Psychology, Senior citizens
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Rt 2011 s 666

Country: Norway
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Ref. HR-2011-2325-A
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

On the basis of information from A’s family, A’s primary physician requested that A be hospitalized as soon as possible at the Buskerud hospital. A’s primary physician was told by the physician at Buskerud hospital that in order for compulsory admission to occur A had to have been examined by an independent doctor within the …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Duty of care, Health care professionals, Health facilities, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public hospitals
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Antunovic v. Dawson and Anr.

Country: Australia
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Victoria
Citation: (2010) 30 VR 355; [2010] VSC 377
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Zeljka Antunovic, 35 years of age, suffered from a mental illness for which she was treated involuntarily under a community treatment order issued pursuant to the Mental Health Act of 1986. She lived at the Northfolk Terrace Community Center Unit for some time before deciding she wished to return home to live with her mother. …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory treatment, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory treatment, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Psychiatry
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L v. RIDCA Central (Regional Intellectual Disability Care Agency)

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2010
Court: High Court
Citation: HC WN CIV-2010-485-1279
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The claimant (L), a 45-year-old woman with an intellectual disability, appealed a decision by the Family Court which had ordered a 12-month extension to the compulsory care order that L was under. The care order had been initially ordered under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003 (“IDCCR Act”) because of L’s violent …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Psychiatry, Psychology
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R v. Conway

Country: Canada
Year: 2010
Court: The Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: 2010 SCC 22
Health Topics: Hospitals, Mental health, Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The accused was found not guilty by reason of insanity on a charge of sexual assault with a weapon in 1983. He was subsequently detained in numerous mental health facilities. Before his annual review hearing in 2006 was held, the accused alleged that the centre in which he was detained had violated his constitutional rights …Read more

Tags: Assault, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Health facilities, Insanity, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Psychiatry, Psychology, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Threat of violence, Violence against women
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R. v. Hneihen

Country: Canada
Year: 2010
Court: Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Citation: 2010 ONSC 5353
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Mr. Hneihen was found not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder (NCRMD), in relation to several criminal charges. The trial judge ordered that Mr. Hneihen be detained at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) pending review by the Ontario Review Board (ORB), an independent tribunal that oversees individuals unfit to stand trial …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Compulsory commitment, Counselling, Custody, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Involuntary commitment, Jail, Mandatory commitment, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution
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RIDCA Central (Regional Intellectual Disability Care Agency) v. VM

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2010
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: [2010] NZCA 213
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

An order for compulsory care had been made for V.M. for two years, which was extended for an additional two years under s 85 of the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003 (“IDDCR Act”).  On appeal, the High Court found that the Family Court should not have granted the extension and quashed the …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory treatment, Mental disorder
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Seaton v. Mayberg

Country: United States
Year: 2010
Court: 9th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 610 F.3d 530 (2010)
Health Topics: Health information, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Appellant, Seaton, an inmate, brought suit against the director of the California Department of Mental Health, the administrator of a state hospital, and two psychologists, alleging that they violated his constitutional right to privacy when they examined and communicated their opinions about his medical records to the district attorney’s office in the period before …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Confidentiality, Detention, Disclosure, Health data, Health information, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Medical records, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-disclosure, Psychiatry, Psychology, Torture
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STC 132/2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

A citizen appeared in the court of first instance, asking for judicial authorization to commit her uncle to a psychiatric hospital due to his mental disorders and alcoholism, in accordance with the first and second paragraphs of Article 763.1 of Law 1/2000 of the civil procedure code (“Art. 763.1”). The court of first instance remanded …Read more

Tags: Children, Compulsory commitment, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution
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Case 289793

Country: France
Year: 2009
Court: Conseil d’Etat (Council of State)
Citation: C.E., No. 289793, 10 April 2009
Health Topics: Health information, Mental health
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

Mr A suffered from psychiatric illness and was hospitalised against his will under a guardianship order in 1990 and 1996. His case was later transferred to a doctor chosen by him – Dr B, and all medical records were sent on to Dr B. Mr A later sought to obtain a copy of the entirety …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Health care professionals, Health records, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Medical records
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