52 judgments found.

H. v. France

Country: France
Year: 1989
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 10073/82; (1989) 12 EHRR 74
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial

  The applicant, a French citizen, struggled with depression, schizophrenia and, at some points, symptoms of catatonia.  In May of 1961, the applicant, who was a primary school supply teacher, voluntarily reported to the neurological clinic at Strasbourg Hospital for observation. He expected to be in the hospital for two weeks. In June of 1961, …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Depression, Disabled, Disclosure, Experimental treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Medical records, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, Psychiatry, Public hospital, Schizophrenia, Unauthorized treatment
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Norris v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 1988
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 10581/83; (1988) 13 EHRR 186; [1988] ECHR 22
Health Topics: Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy

The appellant, Mr. Norris, complained against the laws in Ireland which criminalized consensual homosexual acts (the impugned provisions). The applicant was a gay Irish citizen and gay rights advocate who claimed to suffered deep depression and loneliness arising from his inability to express his sexuality. He gave evidence of certain health and other detrimental effects …Read more

Tags: Buggery, Criminalization, Depression, Gay, Homosexual, Humiliating treatment, Isolation, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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