156 judgments found.

Sarban v. Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2006
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 3456/05
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant is Mr. Vladimir Sarban, a Moldovan National. He was a secretary of Chişinău Municipal Council. He was held in detention on the charges of abuse of power regarding the purchase of 40 ambulances on behalf of the municipal council. However, the Court noted that the prosecutor “essentially stated” that the arrest was done …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Examination, Health care technology, Inhuman treatment, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Trauma
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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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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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Kolanis v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 517/02, 42 Eur. H.R. Rep. 12 (2006).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant, Ms. Kolanis, was convicted of a crime and found to be suffering from mental illness pursuant to the Mental Health Act 1983. Her application to reside at home was upheld by the Tribunal, which ordered her conditional discharge provided she live at home with her parents, be supervised by a social worker and …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Detainee, Detention, Incompetence, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Psychiatry, Psychology
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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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Daniel David Tibi v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2004
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Series C No. 114, September 7, 2004
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy, Right to property
Facts:

Daniel Tibi was a gem merchant who was arrested in 1995 while he was driving his car down a street in Quito, Ecuador. He was detained by officers of the Quito police force without a court order and taken by plane to the city of Guayaquil, 600 kilometers from Quito, where he was placed in …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Forced disappearance, Humiliating treatment, Immigration, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Migrants, Police, Torture
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