95 judgments found.

P. and S. v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2013
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 57375/08
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Applicants were a Polish girl who was raped at the age of 14, resulting in pregnancy, and her mother. The applicants alleged that, when they sought an abortion, which is legal under Polish law for pregnancy resulting from rape, hospital staff attempted to dissuade the girl from having an abortion. At one hospital, she …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Confidentiality, Conscientious objection, Counseling, Disclosure, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Parental consent, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Rape, Secrecy, Sexual abuse, Sexual violence, Termination of pregnancy
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Peter Mule Muthungu (suing as administrator and Personal representative of thereafter Estate of Jane Mueningui) v. Kenyatta National Hospital

Country: Kenya
Year: 2013
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Civil Suit 364 of 2007
Health Topics: Health information, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

As the administrator of the deceased’s estate, the plaintiff sought the medical records of the deceased from the defendant hospital. The plaintiff had separately filed a medical negligence suit against the defendant. The plaintiff and his counsel determined that the hospital records, which related to the deceased’s treatment before death, were necessary for the negligence …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Duty of care, Freedom of information, Health data, Health records, Medical records, Negligence
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Vilnes and Ors. v. Norway

Country: Norway
Year: 2013
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications nos. 52806/09 and 22703/10)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants were five Norwegian nationals, a Swedish national and an Icelandic national. The applicants developed health problems such as obstructive lung diseases and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and became disabled. This had happened as a result of their deep diving jobs. They alleged that the working conditions and compromising safety had lead to …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Lung disease, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Case of Y.Y v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications nos. 40378/06
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant gave premature birth to twins. One of the twins died nine hours after her birth. The second twin survived after being transferred to an intensive care unit. The applicant stated that the first child would have survived too if had been promptly transferred to the Intensive Care Unit. She sent letters to the …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Child mortality, Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health facilities, Health records, Infant health, Infant mortality, Medical records, Minor, Non-disclosure, Pediatric health, Secrecy
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Gillberg v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 41723/06; [2010] ECHR 1676
Health Topics: Health information
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant is a 50-year old professor specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry, at the University of Gothenburg. A neuropsychiatry research project, the Gothenburg Study, focusing on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children was carried out from 1977 to 1992 at the University of Gothenburg. The researchers assured “the children’s parents and later to the …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health data, Health information, Health records, Non-disclosure, Secrecy
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H v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 37359/09
Health Topics: Health information, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, H., was born male, married a woman, and had a child. She was diagnosed as transgender during the course of the marriage, whereupon she changed her first names and renewed her passport and driver’s license. However, her request to have her identity number changed was refused based on sections 1 and 2 of …Read more

Tags: Civil union, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Domestic partnership, Gender identity, Gender reassignment, Non-disclosure, Notification, Spousal consent, Transgender
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Right to Life New Zealand Inc. v. Abortion Supervisory Committee

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2012] NZSC 68
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

This case is an appeal from the Court of Appeal’s decision of [2011] NZCA 246.  Under the Contraception, Sterlisation and Abortion Act 1997 (the Act), a woman in New Zealand is eligible for an abortion if two certifying consultants agree the pregnancy will seriously harm that woman’s physical or mental health.  The Abortion Supervisory Committee (the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Confidentiality, Counseling, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health records, Health regulation, Maternal health, Medical records, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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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 44a-230-2011

Country: Russia
Year: 2011
Court: Пермский краевой суд (Regional Court of Perm)
Citation: Decree of 25 March 2011 in case No. 44a-230-2011
Health Topics: Health information
Facts:

The head doctor of a Russian Medical Centre issued an extract from a private citizen’s patient card to be used as evidence in a civil case without the patient’s consent or a court request. Article 61 of the Fundamental Legislation of the Russian Federation of the Healthcare of Citizens restricts access to health information as …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health records, Medical records, Secrecy
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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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