52 judgments found.

Case 1716-2003-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2003
Court: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia]
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

After being violently captured during an attempted escape from prison, Carlos Orlando and Rubén Suárez Saavedra, the sons of the plaintiff, were in need of medical treatment. Carlos Orlando was suffering from appendicitis, an inflamed gallbladder, and a broken rib while Rubén had AIDS and was experiencing pulmonary tuberculosis, immunodeficiency, symptoms of depression, and a …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Assault, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Depression, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Police, TB, Tuberculosis
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Mansaray v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2002
Court: Immigration Appeal Tribunal
Citation: [2002] UKIAT 04459
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Haja Mansaray, a Sierra Leone national, appealed a decision to refuse her asylum. She alleged that her removal would be contrary to the Refugee Convention and in violation of article 3 (inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), because she would be unable to access the mental health care she …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Depression, Immigration, Migrants, Rape, Refugees, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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Kudla v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2000
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 30210/96, 35 Eur. H.R. Rep. 198 (2000).
Health Topics: 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
Facts:

Applicant, a Polish national suffering from chronic depression, alleged violations of Articles 3 (prohibition of torture), 5.3 (trial within a reasonable time), 6.1 (unreasonably long proceedings), and 13 (effective remedy) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The applicant was in detention for fraud charges. While in prison, he attempted suicide twice and went …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Counseling, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Examination, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Involuntary confinement, Jail, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Psychology, Suicide, Torture

BT v. Oei

Country: Australia
Year: 1999
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: [1999] NSWSC 1082
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The case was brought by BT on behalf of herself and on behalf of the estate of her late husband, AT, against the defendant, a general practitioner, who was AT’s doctor from 26 November 1991 to 22 January 1993. The case arose as a result of the defendant’s alleged negligent failure to diagnose AT’s HIV …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Awareness, Compensation, Condoms, Confidentiality, Contraceptives, Counseling, Damages, Depression, Diagnostics, Disclosure, Duty of care, Gay, Harm reduction, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Hepatitis, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Homosexual, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Injecting drug users, LGBTI, Most-at-risk, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Notification, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Queer, Remedies, Sex workers, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Spousal notification, Standard of care, STDs, STIs, Testing, Transmission
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R (on application of S) v. Louize Collins and Ors.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1998
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [1998] EWCH Admin 490
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Informed consent, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life
Facts:

A 36 weeks-pregnant woman, referred to as “MS”, sought care as a new patient at a local National Health Service (NHS) practice on 25th April 1996. She previously had not sought any ante-natal care. She was quickly diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, a condition threatening the life and health of both her and her baby. She rejected …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Compulsory treatment, Depression, Diagnostics, Eclampsia, Emergency care, Examination, Forced treatment, Incapacity, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, Mental competence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Unauthorized treatment
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St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust v. S

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1998
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: [1998] 3 All ER 673, (1998) 2 CHRLD 323
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

S, who was 36 weeks pregnant, was diagnosed with severe pre-eclampsia, a life-threatening condition of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, and with moderate depression. She was advised that her health and her life, and that of her baby, were in real danger and that she needed to be admitted immediately to hospital for an induced …Read more

Tags: Caesarian, Childbirth, Compulsory treatment, Depression, Eclampsia, Forced treatment, Health facilities, Involuntary examination, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Maternal health, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Unauthorized treatment
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Loayza-Tamayo v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 1997
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Loayza Tamayo (L) had allegedly been confined in a tiny prison cell for twenty-three and a half hours a day for one year. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights had requested provisional measures whereby Peru would be requested to end her solitary confinement and incommunicado detention and to return her to the pavilion of the prison …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Jail, Prison conditions, Seclusion, Solitary confinement, Torture
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CES and Anr. v. Superclinics and Ors.

Country: Australia
Year: 1995
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: (1995) 38 NSWLR 47; (1995) Aust Torts Reports 81-360
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

CES (‘the first appellant’) sought damages from Superclinics (‘respondent’) for the loss of an opportunity to terminate her pregnancy. The first appellant, a 21-year-old woman, visited a doctor at Superclinics after she missed her period. She stated that if she were found to be pregnant, she would like the pregnancy terminated. The doctor did not …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Childbirth, Compensation, Counseling, Criminalization, Damages, Depression, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Examination, Family planning, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Pregnancy, Remedies, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Therapeutic abortion, Tort
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Attorney General v. X

Country: Ireland
Year: 1992
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1992] 1 IR 1 (5th March, 1992)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

The first defendant was a fourteen and a half year old girl who became pregnant after being raped by a family friend. Her parents (second and third defendants) reported the rape to the police and inquired whether there was a process available to test the paternity of the fetus before the defendants aborted the pregnancy …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Child development, Children, Criminalization, Depression, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Molestation, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Violence against women
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B v. France

Country: France
Year: 1992
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 57/1990/248/319
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to family life
Facts:

The applicant’s (B) gender was registered with the civil status registrar as male. Right from an early age, the applicant adopted female behavior and was considered a girl by her siblings. She completed her military service in Algeria and moved to Paris, working in a cabaret. She was treated in a hospital for a month …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Depression, Health facilities, Hormone therapy, Primary care, Private hospitals, Sex reassignment, Transgender, Transsexual
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