156 judgments found.

Price v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2001
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 33394/96; (2002) 34 EHRR 53; [2001] Crim.L.R. 916
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

P, who is a UK national, was four-limb deficient as a result of procomelia due to thalidomide. She also suffered kidney problems. On 20 January 1995, in the course of civil proceedings in Lincoln County Court for recovery of a judgment debt, P refused to answer questions regarding her financial status and was committed to …Read more

Tags: Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Disabled, Handicapped, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Noncommunicable diseases, Physically challenged, Torture
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Prosecutor v. Kunarac (Trial Judgment)

Country:
Year: 2001
Court: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Citation: IT-96-23-T & IT-96-23/1-T
Health Topics: Prisons, Violence
Facts:

K, RK and V are Bosnian Serbs who were involved in a Serb campaign against Bosnian Muslims in the area of Foca between April 1992 until at least February 1993. One purpose of the campaign was to cleanse the Foca area of Muslims. In addition to the Muslim armed forces, a target to the campaign …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Armed conflict, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Prison conditions, Rape, Sexual violence, Torture, Violence against women
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Akkoc v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2000
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Akkoc v. Turk., App. No. 22947/93, 34 Eur. H.R. Rep. 51 (2002).
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant, a former teacher and former head of the Diyarbakır branch of the Education and Science Workers Union, made comments to a local newspaper about the mistreatment of teachers by government authorities. She was disciplined according to domestic law—an administrative court ultimately overturned this penalty six years later. Following this incident, the applicant received …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Torture
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Chavunduka, et al. v The Commissioner of Police, et al.

Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 2000
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2000] ZLR 418
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

In January 1999 the Standard, a weekly newspaper, published an article alleging a failed coup by senior members of the army. Several reasons for the coup were given including mismanagement of the economy and involvement in the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The first applicant, the editor of the Standard, was arrested …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Military, Police, Prison conditions, Torture
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Huri-Laws v. Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2000
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 225/98 (2000).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to property
Facts:

Huri-Laws, a non-governmental organization registered in Nigeria, filed on behalf of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), another Nigerian organization based in Lagos, a complaint claiming that the Federal Military Government of Nigeria harassed and persecuted the latter’s legal staff in various forms that violated provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Charter). …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Military, Prison conditions, Torture
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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

Malawi African Association, et al. v. Mauritania

Country: Mauritania
Year: 2000
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: (2000) AHRLR 149 (ACHPR 2000); Communications 54/91, 61/91, 98/93, 164-196/97 and 210/98
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to food, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to property, Right to work, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

Six communications jointly alleged that the Mauritanian state committed numerous human rights violations from 1986 to 1992. Specifically, the communications alleged that the State violated articles 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, and 26 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (“the Charter”), which came into …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Armed conflict, Cleanliness, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Malnutrition, Military, Prison conditions, Rape, Refugees, Solitary confinement, Starvation, Torture
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Weerawansa v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Sri Lanka
Year: 2000
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2000] 1 LRC 407; (2000) 3 CHRLD 211
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

W, an Assistant Superintendent of Customs, was arrested on 30 April 1996 by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) acting on the second respondent’s (DIG Sumanasekera) instructions on suspicion of aiding and abetting the smuggling of illegal weapons. They purported to act under s 6(1) of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act, No 48 of …Read more

Tags: Custody, Detainee, Detention, Jail, Law enforcement, Police
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Amnesty International, et al. v. Sudan

Country: Sudan
Year: 1999
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. Nos. 48/90-50/91-52/91-89/93 (1999).
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of religion, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Amnesty International and three other international human rights organizations filed a series of four complaints (Communications 48/90, 50/91, 52/91, and 89/93) on behalf of hundreds of prisoners, whom the organizations believed suffered detainment without trial, as well as various forms of torture and cruel and inhuman treatment in prison, following a coup d’état in Sudan …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Prison conditions, Torture
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Rights International v. Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Year: 1999
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 215/98 (1999).
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Rights International, a non-governmental organization based in the United States, claimed that Nigerian military soldiers arrested and tortured Mr. Charles Baridorn Wiwa at an unknown military detention camp in Gokana, Nigeria. The Complainant alleged that Mr. Wiwa’s detention lasted from January 2-9, 1996, and that during his detention, authorities horsewhipped him, subjected him to various …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Forced displacement, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Military, Refugees, Torture
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