76 judgments found.

Huitema v. PGK

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2005
Court: Family Court
Citation: FAM-2005-009-003589
Health Topics: Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

PGK, age 56, was convicted for a sexual violation and placed in a compulsory care facility pursuant to the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003 for a period of three years. PGK has been in the care facility for the past 18 months. PGK has a history of sexual offenses and felonious behavior and …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory treatment, Health care workers, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory treatment, Mental disability, Mental illness, Mental institution, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault
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Kolanis v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 517/02, 42 Eur. H.R. Rep. 12 (2006).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant, Ms. Kolanis, was convicted of a crime and found to be suffering from mental illness pursuant to the Mental Health Act 1983. Her application to reside at home was upheld by the Tribunal, which ordered her conditional discharge provided she live at home with her parents, be supervised by a social worker and …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Detainee, Detention, Incompetence, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Psychiatry, Psychology
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R (on the application of H) v. Secretary of State for Health

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2005] UKHL 60
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

H challenged the provision of the Mental Health Act 1983 under which she was detained as incompatible with her right to liberty and security under Human Rights Act 1998. H was a 32-year old woman who was severely disabled by Down’s syndrome. H’s mother intensely distrusted health and social services, and refused on many occasions …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Detention, Incompetence, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Psychiatry, Psychology, Unauthorized treatment
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R (on the application of Munjaz) v. Mersey Care NHS Trust

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2005] UKHL 58
Health Topics: Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Colonel Munjaz sought judicial review of Mersey Care NHS Trust’s (Mersey Care) policy on the seclusion of patients detained at the hospital. He claimed that the policy violated both domestic law and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as incorporated into United Kingdom law by the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA). Colonel Munjaz was …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Degrading treatment, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Psychiatry, Public hospitals, Seclusion
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Storck v. Germany

Country: Germany
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Storck v. F.R.G., App. No. 61603/00, 43 Eur. H.R. Rep. 96 (2005).
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant, a German national, alleged violations under Article 5 (right to liberty and security of person), Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair hearing) and Article 8 (right to respect for his private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights concerning her involuntary placement and medical treatment in a private clinic …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory examination, Compulsory treatment, Damages, Disabled, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory testing, Mandatory treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Paranoia, Psychiatry, Psychosis, Schizophrenia
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H.L. v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 45508/99, 40 Eur. H.R. Rep. 761 (2004).
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, 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
Facts:

The applicant, a United Kingdom national, suffered from severe autism. He was unable to speak, his level of understanding was limited, and he lacked the ability to consent or refuse treatment. For over thirty years he had been cared for in Bournewood Hospital as an in-patient at the Intensive Behavioural Unit after which time he …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Detainee, Detention, Incompetence, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Psychiatry, Psychology
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Re Woolley, ex parte Applicants M276

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: High Court
Citation: (2004) 225 CLR 1; (2004) 80 ALD 1; (2004) 210 ALR 369; (2004) 79 ALJR 43; (2004) 32 Fam LR 180; [2004] HCA 49
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of expression, Freedom of religion, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Applicants were four Afghani children who arrived in Australia with their parents as “unlawful non-citizens” (a person who is in the migration zone who is not an Australian citizen and who does not hold a valid visa) according to the Migration Act 1958 (the Act). The family was placed in immigration detention pursuant to …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Child development, Children, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Cruel and unusual punishment, Depression, Detention, Immigration, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental illness, Migrants, Minor, Psychiatry, Psychology, Refugees, Seclusion, Torture
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Purohit and Moore v. The Gambia

Country: The Gambia
Year: 2003
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Communication No. 241/2001
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Complainants P and M were mental health advocates, who brought the complaint on behalf of patients detained at Campama, a psychiatric unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital, and existing and future mental health patients detained under the Mental Health Acts of the Republic of The Gambia. Complainants alleged that legislation governing mental health in The …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Forced treatment, Humiliating treatment, Insanity, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution
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Regina (on the application of H) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2003
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2003] UKHL 59; [2004] 1 All ER 412
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

H, a young woman who suffered from Down’s syndrome and was severely mentally disabled, lived with her mother, BL, who was deeply distrustful of the health authorities. When her BL fell ill and H’s behaviour became increasingly disturbed H was formally admitted to hospital for assessment under section 2 (allowing mandatory commitment for mentally ill …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Health regulation, Incapacity, Incompetence, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Patient choice, Psychiatry
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