198 judgments found.

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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Victor Rosario Congo v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 1999
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report 63/99, Case No. 11.427; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.106 Doc. 6 rev., April 13, 1999
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to food, Right to health, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

Victor Rosario Congo, an Ecuadorian, was placed in a detention center pending investigations into criminal charges. There were indications that he suffered from a mental disorder. In September 12, 1990, Mr. Congo was placed in an isolation cell at which time a guard assaulted him in the Rehabilitation Center, inflicting a wound to his head. …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Dehydration, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Isolation, Jail, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Seclusion, Starvation, Torture
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Aerts v. Belgium

Country: Belgium
Year: 1998
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 25357/94; (1998) 29 EHRR 50; [1998] ECHR 64; 5 BHRC 382; [1998] HRCD 749; (2000) 53 BMLR 79
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Mental health, 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:

Michael Aerts, complained his continued detention in the psychiatric wing of a prison pending his transfer to the Social Protection Centre breached the right to liberty and security of person in article 5(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the right to fair hearing under article 6(1) of the ECHR, and the prohibition …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Alcohol, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Drug use, Emergency care, Heroin, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, People who use drugs, Torture
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Finn v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1998
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 617/1995
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:

Finn (F) was arrested in 1987 and alleged that he was beaten on his way to the police lock up. He also alleged that threats were then made against his life and that he was given no medical treatment. F claimed that complaints about this ill treatment were not responded to. He was charged, together …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Torture
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Hamido Hassan v. The Commandant BMM Bamenda

Country: Cameroon
Year: 1998
Court: High Court
Citation: (1998) 2 CHRLD 29100000.
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The petitioner, who was in deteriorating health, was detained by the authorities for a period of over two months. His attorney-at-law filed a writ of habeas corpus on his behalf seeking his production before the court and immediate release with an explanation for his detention. The hearing was adjourned twice due to the failure of …Read more

Tags: Detainee, Detention
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International Pen and Others. on Behalf of Saro Wiwa v. Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Year: 1998
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: AHRLR 212 (ACHPR 1998); Communications 137/94, 139/94, 154/96 and 161/97
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to acquire nationality, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

S, a writer and president of an Ogoni people’s movement, and L (the movement’s vice-president) were arrested in May 1994 after the murder of four Ogoni leaders following a riot which had occurred during a meeting organized by the movement. It was alleged that S was severely beaten during the first days of his detention …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Torture
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Media Rights Agenda and Others. v. Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Year: 1998
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Communication Nos 105/93, 128/94, 130/94 and 152/96, Decision of the AfCmHPR, 24th Ordinary Session, October 1998
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to property
Facts:

Decrees were issued in August 1993, following the annulment of presidential elections, which proscribed the publication of two magazines and officials sealed their premises. There were also frequent seizures of magazines critical of the government’s decisions and arrests of those selling them. A third decree proscribed ten newspapers published by four different media organizations. It …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Detention
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Pennsylvania v. Yeskey

Country: United States
Year: 1998
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 524 U.S. 206 (1998)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The Respondent, Yeskey, brought this claim against Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections alleging that his exclusion from a prison Motivational Boot Camp because of his medical history of hypertension violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). ADA Title II prohibited a “public entity” from discriminating, excluding or denying benefits to a “qualified individual with …Read more

Tags: Detainee, Detention, Handicapped, Heart disease, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Physically challenged
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B and Others v. Minister of Correctional Services and Others

Country: South Africa
Year: 1997
Court: High Court - Cape of Good Hope Provincial Division
Citation: 1997 (4) SA 441 (C); 1997 (6) BCLR 789 (C)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

The Applicants were four prisoners living with HIV. They sought an order declaring that prisoners living with HIV who had reached the symptomatic stage of the disease and whose CD4 counts was less than 500 per milliliter of blood were entitled to receive appropriate antiretroviral treatment at the Government’s expense. They noted that Section 35(2)(e) …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Custody, Detention, Essential medicines, First-line treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Johnson v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1997
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 22520/93, 27 Eur. H.R. Rep. 296 (1999).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons, Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Applicant was a British national suffering from mental illness whilst on prison remand in 1984. He had served sentences for various physical assault convictions. The court imposed a hospital order on the applicant and subjected him to a heightened restriction order for the protection of the public from serious harm under the 1983 Mental Health …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory confinement, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Paranoia, Psychiatry, Psychology, Schizophrenia
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