215 judgments found.

Mechenkov v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 35421/05, Eur. Ct. H.R. 122 (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Applicant, a Russian national serving a prison sentence and suffering from tuberculosis and chronic hepatitis C, alleged the state violated his Article 3 rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) because he was denied the necessary medical treatment. He also alleged that he was  held with inmates suffering from active tuberculosis and hepatitis …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health records, Hepatitis, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Medical records, Prison conditions, TB, Tuberculosis
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N. v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 26565/05; [2008] ECHR 453
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, a Ugandan national, was HIV positive and claimed that if the United Kingdom forced her to return to Uganda then she would not have sufficient access to medical treatment for her condition. She claimed that this result would violate her rights under Articles 3 (prohibiting torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment) …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Essential medicines, HIV, HIV positive, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Refugees

Wellington R, (on the Application of) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2008] UKHL 72; [2009] UKHRR 450; 25 BHRC 663; [2009] 2 WLR 48; [2009] HRLR 11; [2009] 1 AC 335; [2009] 2 All ER 436
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

W faced two charges of murder in Missouri, United States of America (USA). He was arrested in the United Kingdom (UK) and the USA requested his extradition. In Missouri, the mandatory sentence was death or life without parole, except by the discretion of the Governor. The prosecutor vowed not to seek the death penalty. W …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Torture
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Case of Stepuleac v. Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2007
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications no 8207/06
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Moldovan Ministry of Internal Affairs arrested Mr. Gheorghe Stepuleac and detained him at the General Directorate for Fighting Organized Crime’s (“GDFOC”) detention centre. Following his release on bail, the Ministry again arrested and detained Mr. Stepuleac at the same detention centre. During his detention Mr. Stepuleac alleged he had inadequate access to food, sunlight, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Food, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Respiratory diseases, Solitary confinement
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Ciorap v. Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2007
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2007] ECHR 502
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant, Mr. Tudor Ciorap, was incarcerated in a remand centre in Moldova after being arrested on fraud charges. Mr. Ciorap alleged that the conditions of the prison were inhuman as a result of overcrowding (e.g. 1 m2 per person), poor sanitary conditions (e.g. the presence of parasitic insects), and low quantity and quality of …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Food, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Hunger strike, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Starvation, Torture
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Grishin v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 30983/02, Eur. Ct. H.R. 925 (2007).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The applicant, a Russian national, filed several European Convention on Human Rights Article 3 violations (inhuman or degrading treatment) during his prison term. He claimed that his serious medical state (ischaemic heart disease, exertional angina, hypertension, myopia and chronic bronchitis) was not treated appropriately, that he was beaten by investigating officers and cellmates (alleging broken …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assault, Cleanliness, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Heart disease, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Pulmonary disease, Respiratory diseases
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Hummatov v. Azerbaijan

Country:
Year: 2007
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 9852/03 and 13413/04
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant, a politician was arrested and detained in a detention centre. He was accused of treason and use of armed forces against the State. The applicant absconded and went into hiding but was caught and arrested. The applicant alleged that he was ill-treated and not allowed to see a doctor during the period of …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assault, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Execution, Food, Health facilities, Health funding, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Respiratory disease, Torture, Tuberculosis
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Khudobin v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 59696/00; (2006) ECHR 898
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, 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
Facts:

Mr. Khudobin, a Russian national, filed an application against the Russian Government for allegedly violating several articles of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”). The applicant was arrested after he was caught supplying heroin to an undercover police agent. He was placed in custody during pre-trial investigations and …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Drug enforcement, Examination, Hepatitis, Heroin, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Inhuman treatment, Insanity, Lung disease, Measles, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Morphine, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Pneumonia, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases
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Testa v. Croatia

Country: Croatia
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 20877/04, 47 Eur. H.R. Rep. 29 (2008)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant, a Croatian prisoner, alleged that the prison authorities violated her rights under Article 3 of the Convention because she was not provided with adequate medical treatment and necessary medical check-ups for her illness (chronic hepatitis), nor did she receive an adequate diet or sufficient opportunity to take necessary rest. Consequently, she lost control over …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cleanliness, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Diet, Hepatitis, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Liver disease, Malnutrition, Sewage, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture
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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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