156 judgments found.

Belashev v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Belashev v. Russia
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

A Russian national filed a claim against the Russian government for violating his rights under Article 3 (inhuman and degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) when he was subjected to poor conditions during his imprisonment. The applicant was arrested, convicted on criminal charges and sentenced to over 10.5 years of detention. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Examination, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions
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Case of Kapryowski v. Poland

Country: Canada
Year: 2009
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2009] ECHR 23052/05
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Since 1996 the applicant had suffered from a number of health issues including epilepsy and dementia. The applicant was also a recidivist offender and was regularly in and out of prison, serving his sentences in various detention establishments across Poland. The focus of the applicant’s complaint was on his treatment during his imprisonment at Poznań …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions
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Enea v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 74912/01
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The plaintiff, Salvatore Enea, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for crimes related to mafia-type criminal organization, drug trafficking, and illegal possession of firearms. The Minister of Justice ordered the plaintiff be subject to a special prison regime for one year due to the danger he presented to society. The regime included restricting family …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Prison conditions, Torture
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Eugen Gabriel Radu v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 3036/04
Health Topics: Disabilities, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The plaintiff, Eugen Gabriel Radu, a Romanian national, applied to the European Court of Human Rights claiming that the conditions in the Romanian prison Bucarest-Jilava violated Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which prohibits torture and inhumane or degrading treatment. The plaintiff was sentenced in 2001 and again in 2006 for aggravated …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Disabled, Handicapped, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Physically challenged, Prison conditions, Waste management
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Marian Stoicescu v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 12934/02
Health Topics: Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The plaintiff, Marian Stoicescu, a Romanian national, applied to the European Court of Human Rights in 2002 alleging that the conditions in the Romanian prison Bucarest-Jilava violated Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, prohibiting torture and inhumane or degrading treatment. In 2000, the plaintiff was sentenced to 8 years in prison for …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Drinking water Potable water, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Safe drinking water, Waste management
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Masangano v. Attorney General

Country: Malawi
Year: 2009
Court: High Court at Lilongwe
Citation: 2009 AHRLR 353 (MHC 2009)
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Gable Masango, a prisoner serving a twelve-year prison term in Malawi, brought suit against Malawian government officials claiming the conditions of his and his fellow prisoners’ imprisonment violated the Republic of Malawi Constitution and the Prison Regulations of the Prisons Act (“Prison Regulations”). The prisoner alleged that the prison provided insufficient resources, including insufficient diet …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Food, Food shortages, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Malnutrition, Prison conditions, TB, Torture, Tuberculosis
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Paladi v. Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 39806/05; (2008) 47 EHRR 15
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant, a Moldovan national, complained that the Republic of Moldova violated his rights under Articles 3, 5, and 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the “Convention”) by detaining him without a lawful basis and failing to provide proper medical care. Detention: The applicant was a deputy mayor …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diabetes, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Examination, Inhuman treatment, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Public hospitals
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Penafiel Parraga v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 73/09, Petition 4392-02, August 5, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

This report addresses the admissibility of a petition that alleged Ecuador failed to fulfill its obligations under the American Convention on Human Rights (the Convention), including the right to humane treatment. Wellington Geovanny Peñafiel Parraga was a former National Police officer who suffered psychological distress allegedly as a result of treatment he received during a …Read more

Tags: Custody, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Jail, Law enforcement, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Police, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis
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Slawomir Musial v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 28300/06
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 health
Facts:

The applicant, a Polish national, alleged a violation of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the “Convention”) based on inadequate medical care during his detention in various Polish detention centers, as well as the overcrowding and poor conditions in those same facilities. In April of 2005, the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Suicide
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Tolipkhuzhaev v. Uzbekistan

Country: Uzbekistan
Year: 2009
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Comm. No. 1280/2004, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/96/D/1280/2004 (HRC 2009)
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The case is about the failure of the State, which was party to International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR”) and its Optional Protocol, to ensure the individuals’ rights to a fair trial (Article 14), the right to life (Article6), the rights of detainees (Article 10), and freedom from torture and other ill-treatment (Article …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Torture
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