76 judgments found.

Case 53-O09-81

Country: Russia
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

O. was released from criminal responsibility for violating Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (relating to a contract killing) because the Supreme Court of the Republic of Bashkortostan determined that O. had committed the act in a state of insanity. O. was sentenced to compulsory outpatient observance and treatment by a …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory treatment, Insanity, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory treatment, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Psychiatry, Psychology, Threat of violence
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Kracke v. Mental Health Review Board & Anor (No. 2) (General)

Country: Australia
Year: 2009
Court: Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Citation: [2009] VCAT 1548
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The petitioner, Kracke, was mentally ill and was being subjected to medical treatment without his consent. He was required to take drugs with adverse side effects and had been trying unsuccessfully to convince the medical authorities to let him stop taking them. The drugs were being administered under treatment orders issued pursuant to the Mental …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice
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Stuart v. Kirkland-Veenstra

Country: Australia
Year: 2009
Court: High Court
Citation: 237 CLR 215; 83 ALJR 623; 254 ALR 432; [2009] HCA 15
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

In this matter two police officers and the State of Victoria were being sued by Tania Kirkland-Veenstra, the spouse of a man who committed suicide. The claim was a breach of their statutory duty of care to both herself and the deceased. The two police officers found Mr. Veenstra in a park, where he was …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Duty of care, Involuntary commitment, Law enforcement, Mandatory commitment, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Negligence, Police, Psychiatry, Psychology, Suicide, Tort
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VM v. RIDCA Central (Regional Intellectual Disability Care Agency)

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2009
Court: High Court
Citation: [2009] NZHC 545
Health Topics: Mental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The appellant, VM, challenged a renewal of her detention under a compulsory care order governed by the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003 (the “Act”). In 2005, the appellant was charged with possession of a knife in a public place when she became fixated on one of her care workers and showed up …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Incapacity, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental institution, Psychology
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M.J.R. s/insanía

Country: Argentina
Year: 2008
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: S.C. February 19, 2008, "M.J.R. s/ insanía"
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

On June 4, 1982 M.J.R. , a minor, accused of aggravated murder, was declared unpunishable by law by the National Criminal Examining Court of First Instance number 16, which determined he had to remain in hospital as a safety measure. On July 11, 1983, the advisor on minors filed a process of disability to the …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Incapacity, Insanity, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Public hospitals, Schizophrenia
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Savage v. South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2008] UKHL 74
Health Topics: Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

In July 2004 CS was being treated as a detained patient at Runwell Hospital under the Mental Health Act. She absconded and went on to commit suicide by throwing herself in front of a train. A public inquest was held and concluded that the precautions in place at the hospital were inadequate. S, the daughter …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Duty of care, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Negligence, Schizophrenia, Suicide, Tort
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Shtukaturov v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 44009/05, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2008).
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, Mr. Shtukaturov, was born in 1982 and first began showing signs of mental illness in 2002. In August 2002, he was held for approximately 8 months in a psychiatric hospital, receiving a diagnosis of simple schizophrenia. On August 3, 2004, Shtukaturov’s mother petitioned the Vasileostrovskiy District Court of St. Petersburg, claiming that her …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory examination, Compulsory treatment, Cruel treatment, Depression, Forced examination, Incapacity, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary examination, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory examination, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Unauthorized treatment
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Case 13-P

Country: Russia
Year: 2007
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: No. 13-P. Concerning the Constitutionality of Sections 402, 433, 437, 438, 439, 441, 444 and 445 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Ablamskiy, Lobashova and Matveev were approved for compulsory medical treatment or institutionalization after psychiatric examinations, and were thus not allowed to appeal their compulsory medical measures or participate in their criminal proceedings. They argued that the procedural rules governing the due process rights of individuals declared mentally incompetent were unconstitutional under the Constitution of the …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Incapacity, Incompetence, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental illness
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Sestan v. Director of Area Mental Health Services Waitemata District Health Board

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2006
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: [2006] NZCA 350; [2007] 1 NZLR 767
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Mr. Sestan had depression and bipolar/schizoaffective disorder, which included manic stages where he would be psychotic. He had been admitted to hospital for his condition numerous times. After a suspected manic episode where Mr. Sestan attempted to force another car off the road and bought two apartment, Mr. Sestan went to the emergency department for …Read more

Tags: Bipolar, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Depression, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia
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Enhorn v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2005] E.C.H.R. 56529/00
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Public safety, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Applicant was an HIV-positive man who had sex with men. He had transmitted HIV to another, younger man through a sexual encounter prior to his diagnosis. He was subsequently instructed by the county medical officer, among other things, not to have sexual intercourse without first disclosing to his partner that he was HIV-positive, to …Read more

Tags: Addiction, AIDS, Alcohol, Children, Clinics, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Condoms, Counseling, Disclosure, Gay, HIV, HIV positive, Homosexual, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Isolation, LGBTI, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Paranoia, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Public hospitals, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Substance abuse, Transmission
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