198 judgments found.

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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R (on the application of H) v. Secretary of State for Health

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2005] UKHL 60
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

H challenged the provision of the Mental Health Act 1983 under which she was detained as incompatible with her right to liberty and security under Human Rights Act 1998. H was a 32-year old woman who was severely disabled by Down’s syndrome. H’s mother intensely distrusted health and social services, and refused on many occasions …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Detention, Incompetence, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Psychiatry, Psychology, Unauthorized treatment
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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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De Bruyn v. Minister of Justice and Customs

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: Federal Court of Australia
Citation: (2004) 143 FCR 162; (2004) 213 ALR 479; [2004] FCAFC 334
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The Appellant, De Bruyn, was a citizen of South Africa. The Respondent, the Minister of Justice and Customs (the Minister), ordered the Appellant to be surrendered to South Africa for an extradition offense. The Appellant was to be charged in South Africa with defrauding the First National Bank of South Africa. The Treaty on Extradition …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Detention, HIV, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Law enforcement, Most-at-risk, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture, Transmission
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De la Cruz-Flores v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2004
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: De la Cruz-Flores v. Peru. Merits, Reparations, and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 115 (Nov. 18, 2004).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
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
Facts:

Physician María Teresa De La Cruz Flores was detained on March 27, 1996, and charged with terrorism for providing medical services to members of Sendero Luminoso, a guerrilla group in Peru. She was prosecuted before a secret (“faceless”) judge and sentenced on November 21, 1996, to 20 years in prison under a provision that seven …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Depression, Detention, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Militias, Prison conditions, Torture
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Gelfmann v. France

Country: France
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 25875/03, Eur. Ct. H.R. 679 (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The applicant, a prisoner, alleged violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights when his application for pardon on medical grounds was refused. Applicant contracted HIV nine years prior to being sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment. Because applicant refused to undergo a medical exam or release access to his medical records, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Examination, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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H.L. v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 45508/99, 40 Eur. H.R. Rep. 761 (2004).
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, 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
Facts:

The applicant, a United Kingdom national, suffered from severe autism. He was unable to speak, his level of understanding was limited, and he lacked the ability to consent or refuse treatment. For over thirty years he had been cared for in Bournewood Hospital as an in-patient at the Intensive Behavioural Unit after which time he …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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Madafferi v. Australia

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: U.N. Doc.CCPR/C/81/D/1011/2001 (Aug. 26, 2004).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The petitioner, an Italian citizen detained by Australian authorities for breach of immigration law, alleged possible violations of family rights under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) due to his continued detention which led to his mental health deterioration. Initially, when petitioner suffered a mental health deterioration while detained, he was released …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Compulsory confinement, Detention, Immigration, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory confinement, Migrants, Minor, Psychiatry
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