156 judgments found.

Aleksanyan v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 46468/06; [2009] ECHR 1226
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

A, a Russian national, was a former practicing member of the Moscow bar. On 29 March 2006 a Moscow district court authorized the criminal prosecution of A in connection with his alleged participation in the embezzlement of property and shares of several oil companies in the late 1990s. On 5 April 2006 Russian authorities searched …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Blind, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Essential medicines, First-line treatment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Andrea Mortlock v. United States

Country: United States
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 63/08, Case 12.534
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

This report addresses the admissibility of a petition that alleged the United States failed to fulfill its obligations under the American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man (the Declaration). Petitioners included the Legal Aid Society and the International Human Rights Clinic at Washington College of Law. Petitioners alleged the United States violated the …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Addiction, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Cocaine, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Drug abuse, Drug enforcement, Drug use, Emergency care, First-line treatment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Immigration, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Marijuana, Migrants, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Second-line treatment, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Substance abuse, Torture
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Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa v. Angola

Country: Angola
Year: 2008
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 292/04 (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to property, Right to work
Facts:

The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) filed a complaint on behalf of Mr. Esmaila Connateh and 13 other Gambians deported from Angola during March through May of 2004. IHRDA’s complaint alleged that Angola arbitrarily arrested and detained the individuals, along with tens of thousands of foreigners who had legally lived and …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Immigration, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Migrants, Prison conditions, Torture
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Manneh v. The Gambia

Country: The Gambia
Year: 2008
Court: Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West Africa States
Citation: (2008) AHRLR 171 (ECOWAS 2008)
Health Topics: 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:

Plaintiff alleged that his arrest and continued detention without trial by the National Intelligence Agency of The Gambia violated his rights under the following articles 6 (right to personal liberty), 4 (right to life), 5 (prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment), and 7 (right to fair trial) of the African Charter on …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Forced disappearance, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement
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Marcela Alejandra Porco v. Bolivia

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 8/08, Case 11.426
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The petitioner sued the Bolivian State (“the State”) for numerous violations regarding her treatment in prison. The present case is deciding whether this petition is admissible before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (“the Commission”). There is disagreement between the parties as to the facts. Marcela Alejandra Porco, an Argentine citizen, was detained in the …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cocaine, Counseling, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Examination, Imprisonment, Isolation, Jail, Mental illness, Mental institution, Prison conditions, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Solitary confinement
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Mechenkov v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 35421/05, Eur. Ct. H.R. 122 (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Applicant, a Russian national serving a prison sentence and suffering from tuberculosis and chronic hepatitis C, alleged the state violated his Article 3 rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) because he was denied the necessary medical treatment. He also alleged that he was  held with inmates suffering from active tuberculosis and hepatitis …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health records, Hepatitis, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Medical records, Prison conditions, TB, Tuberculosis
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Takiveikata v. State

Country: Fiji
Year: 2008
Court: High Court
Citation: 2008] FJHC 315
Health Topics: Hospitals, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

An application to the High Court for a stay of proceedings was made on behalf of ten defendants, facing a charge of conspiracy to murder. The prosecution alleged that the defendants had agreed to murder the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and the Attorney General. The case for the prosecution relied on the testimony of …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Armed conflict, Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Law enforcement, Military
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Case of Stepuleac v. Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2007
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications no 8207/06
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Moldovan Ministry of Internal Affairs arrested Mr. Gheorghe Stepuleac and detained him at the General Directorate for Fighting Organized Crime’s (“GDFOC”) detention centre. Following his release on bail, the Ministry again arrested and detained Mr. Stepuleac at the same detention centre. During his detention Mr. Stepuleac alleged he had inadequate access to food, sunlight, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Food, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Respiratory diseases, Solitary confinement
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Ciorap v. Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2007
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2007] ECHR 502
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant, Mr. Tudor Ciorap, was incarcerated in a remand centre in Moldova after being arrested on fraud charges. Mr. Ciorap alleged that the conditions of the prison were inhuman as a result of overcrowding (e.g. 1 m2 per person), poor sanitary conditions (e.g. the presence of parasitic insects), and low quantity and quality of …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Food, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Hunger strike, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Starvation, Torture
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Grishin v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 30983/02, Eur. Ct. H.R. 925 (2007).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The applicant, a Russian national, filed several European Convention on Human Rights Article 3 violations (inhuman or degrading treatment) during his prison term. He claimed that his serious medical state (ischaemic heart disease, exertional angina, hypertension, myopia and chronic bronchitis) was not treated appropriately, that he was beaten by investigating officers and cellmates (alleging broken …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assault, Cleanliness, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Heart disease, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Pulmonary disease, Respiratory diseases
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