156 judgments found.

Bekos and Koutropoulos v. Greece

Country: Greece
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 15250/02
Health Topics: Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

On 8 May 1998, the applicants, who were Greek nationals of Roma origin, were arrested by three police officers for the attempted burglary of a kiosk. The applicants claimed that they were physically abused while being interrogated in custody and could hear each other screaming; they also claimed that they were threatened with sexual assault …Read more

Tags: Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Law enforcement, Police, Sexual assault
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Kachingwe v. Minister of Home Affairs N.O.

Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Report No. SC 145/04
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

This was a civil appeal regarding the conditions in Zimbabwe’s police holding cells. The first and second Applicants, Kachingwe and Chibebe, were arrested by the police, with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights serving as the third Applicant. The first Applicant was detained in a police cell overnight. The second Applicant was detained for two days. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clean water, Cleanliness, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Drinking water, Food, Hunger, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Potable water, Prison conditions, Sewage, Trash, Waste, Waste management
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Ndong Bee, et al. v. Equatorial Guinea

Country: Equatorial Guinea
Year: 2005
Court: UN Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communications Nos. 1152/2003 and 1190/2003
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Human Rights Committee (the “Committee”) joined two communications which referred to the same facts. The first communication concerned Patricio Ndong Bee who was a prisoner in Black Beach Prison on behalf of himself and four other inmates who were being held incommunicado. The second communication was filed by the wife of yet another prisoner …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Hunger, Inhuman treatment, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement, Starvation, Torture
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Asif Ali Zardari v. Pakistan

Country: Pakistan
Year: 2004
Court: High Court
Citation: 2005 M L D 314
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The applicant was being held in jail (and had been in jail for a 7 years and 10 months), pending murder cases against him.  On the basis of a medical report from the Medical Board, the applicant requested an immediate admission and move to Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi for treatment and bed rest and to …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail
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Behrooz v. Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: High Court
Citation: [2004] HCA 36; 219 CLR 486; 208 ALR 271; 78 ALJR 1056
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Mr. Behrooz  (“the Appellant”) arrived in Australia without a visa and was taken into immigration detention at the Woomera Immigration Reception and Processing Centre (“Woomera”) in accordance with the Migration Act 1958 (“the Act”).  The Appellant later escaped Woomera before being taken back into custody and charged with an offence under s. 197A of the …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Immigrants, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Refugees
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Gelfmann v. France

Country: France
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 25875/03, Eur. Ct. H.R. 679 (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The applicant, a prisoner, alleged violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights when his application for pardon on medical grounds was refused. Applicant contracted HIV nine years prior to being sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment. Because applicant refused to undergo a medical exam or release access to his medical records, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Examination, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Juvenile Reeducation Institute v. Paraguay

Country: Paraguay
Year: 2004
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 112 (Sept. 2, 2004).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Nine inmates died from a fire at juvenile detention center “Colonel Panchito López” Juvenile Reeducation Institute (Center), one inmate died from a bullet wound sustained at the Center, and 37 inmates sustained injuries and smoke inhalation from three fires at the Center. The Center was under the authority of the Ministry of Justice and Labor …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Addiction, Child development, Children, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Depression, Drug abuse, Drug use, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Minor, Prison conditions, Torture
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Odafe and Others v. Attorney-General and Others

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2004
Court: High Court, Port Harcourt Division
Citation: Suit No. FHC/PH/CS/680/2003; (2004) AHRLR 205 (NgHC 2004) 
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Applicants were detainees living with HIV. They had been awaiting trial for up to four years. The Applicants claimed that their continuous detention and segregation from the general prison population was a violation of their rights to dignity of the human person and freedom from discrimination in sections 34(1)(a) and 42(1) of the Constitution. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture
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Samuel Kaunda and Others v. President of the Republic of South Africa, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2004
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [2004] ZACC 5
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicants in this case were 69 South African citizens held in Zimbabwe on a variety of charges, including the possession of and attempt to smuggle dangerous weapons. The applicants initially brought a claim before the High Court seeking to require that the South African Government: (1) take steps to have them extradited to South Africa so that …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Migrants, Prison conditions
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Tracy Lee Housel v. United States

Country: United States
Year: 2004
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 16/04, Petition 129/02, February 27, 2004; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.122, Doc. 5 rev. 1 at 504, 23 February 2005
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

This report addresses the admissibility of a petition that alleged the United States failed to fulfill its obligations under the American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man (the Declaration). Petitioners were Barristers with Tooks Court, London, a Solicitor with Lovells, London, and representatives of the Federal Defender Program, Atlanta, Georgia. Tracy Lee Housel …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Torture
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