156 judgments found.

Titiahonjo v. Cameroon

Country: Cameroon
Year: 2007
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: CCPR/C/91/D/1186/2003
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of expression, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

The author of the communication was the wife of the alleged victim, a Cameroon citizen. The author alleged that a group of police officers broke into her house without a warrant, claiming to be looking for a gun,  and began beating her husband (as well as battering the author, who was in an advanced state …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assault, Childbirth, Cleanliness, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Pregnancy, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement, Starvation, Torture, Violence against women
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Boumediene, et al. v. Bosnia-Herzegovina

Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Year: 2006
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 38703/06, 40123/06, 43301/06, 43302/06, 2131/07 and 2141/07
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of religion, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Six individuals took their case to the European Court of Human Rights against Bosnia and Herzegovina for failing to assist them during their removal to and detention at Guantanamo Bay. Lakhdar Boumediene, Hadj Boudelaa, Mustafa Ait Idir, Mohamed Nechla, Belkacem Bensayah and Saber Lahmar were all detained at Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of having planned …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Examination, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Hunger strike, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Terrorism, Torture
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Denton v. The Director-General, National Intelligence Agency and Others

Country: The Gambia
Year: 2006
Court: High Court
Citation: HC241/06/MF/087/F1
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant was a detainee seeking: (1) a declaration that her arrest was unlawful under the Constitution of Gambia (the “Constitution”); (2) a declaration that her subsequent detention was unlawful and unconstitutional; and (3) an order for release. The applicant was arrested at her residence on April 6, 2006 in relation with a suspected attempted …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement
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EN and Others v. Government of RSA and Others (No. 1)

Country: South Africa
Year: 2006
Court: High Court - Durban and Coast Local Division
Citation: 2006 (6) SA 543 (D); 2007 (1) BCLR 84 (D)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

An urgent application was filed on behalf of fifteen prisoners living with HIV/AIDS who required antiretroviral (ARV) treatment while incarcerated at the Westville Correctional Centre (WCC) in KwaZulu-Natal province. The Applicants were acting in their individual capacities and as representatives of the class of prisoners incarcerated at WCC. The sixteenth applicant was the Treatment Action …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Custody, Detention, Essential medicines, First-line treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Melnik v. Ukraine

Country: Ukraine
Year: 2006
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 72286/01, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2006).
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Mental health, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant, a private citizen of Ukraine, was convicted in the Vinnytsia District Court for the unlawful possession of a quantity of opium with the premeditated intent to sell along with a group of persons. The District Court sentenced the applicant to five years imprisonment. During the trial, the applicant had refused the representation of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Cleanliness, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Drug abuse, Drug use, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Opioids, Opium, People who use drugs, Prison conditions, Substance abuse, TB, Tuberculosis
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Miguel Castro-Castro Prison v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2006
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R., Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 160 (Nov. 25, 2006).
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Mental health, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
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 life, Right to privacy
Facts:

During the conflict between armed groups and government forces that lasted from the 1980s until 2000, the government of Alberto Fujimori issued a law decree on April 6, 1992, ordering “the reorganization of the National Penitentiary Institute (INPE) and put[ting] the National Police of Peru in charge of the control of security at the penitentiaries.” …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Assault, Childbirth, Clean water, Cleanliness, Compulsory examination, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Dehydration, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Drinking water, Emergency care, Execution, Forced examination, Health records, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Involuntary examination, Jail, Law enforcement, Maternal health, Medical records, Military, Militias, Police, Pregnancy, Prison conditions, Rape, Safe drinking water, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Solitary confinement, TB, Torture, Tuberculosis, Violence against women
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Pramod Bhagwan Nayak v. State of Gujarat

Country: India
Year: 2006
Court: High Court - Gujarat
Citation: (2007) 1 GLR 796
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Poverty, Prisons, Public safety, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The petitioner was challenging an order of detention for allegedly engaging in trafficking of women and girls. The grounds of the order were that petitioner was an “immoral traffic offender” which is “a person who habitually commits or abets the commission of any offence under the Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act, …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Assault, Children, Contraception, Criminalization, Custody, Detention, Examination, Family planning, HIV, Minor, Poor, Sex workers, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Testing, Underprivileged
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Prosecutor v. Šešelj (Urgent Order to the Dutch Authorities regarding Health and Welfare of the Accused)

Country:
Year: 2006
Court: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Citation: Case number IT-03-67-T
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The case concerned the welfare of an Accused who undertook a hunger strike while one of his appeals was pending. The Accused was self-represented and displayed significant disdain for the proceedings of the Tribunal. On July 4, 2006, the Tribunal made a decision as to the production and availability of documents to the Accused, stipulating …Read more

Tags: Conscientious objection, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Food, Humiliating treatment, Hunger strike, Inhuman treatment, Starvation, Torture
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Stamen Filipov to the Constitutional Court

Country: Macedonia
Year: 2006
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 16/2006-0-0
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of expression, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The Petitioner, Stamen Filipov, challenged Article 178, a provision regulating solitary confinement, of the Law on Execution of Sanctions (the Law). The Law gave the Director of a prison or his/her substitute the power to institute certain disciplinary measures against convicted persons, including warnings, public warnings, confiscation of up to 20% of the compensation for …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Mental illness, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement
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Staykov v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2006
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 49438/99
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines, 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
Facts:

The applicant was arrested. He was charged with murder of an 81 year old. He was detained. All his applications for release were denied before and after his conviction. He stated that the case against him was weak, there was no risk of flight and his health was deteriorating. He was finally released on bail. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health facilities, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Tuberculosis
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