11 judgments found.

PBU v Mental Health Tribunal

Country: Australia
Year: 2018
Court: Supreme Court of Victoria
Citation: [2018] VSC 564
Facts:

Both the plaintiffs were diagnosed with schizophrenia and were ordered to undergo compulsory electroconvulsive treatment (ECT). The case arose from the plaintiffs’ appeal of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s (VCAT) order that they are administered ECT. VCAT made this decision pursuant to its findings that both individual plaintiffs lacked the capacity to give informed …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Freedom from Discrimination, Health care and health services, Health information, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Right to bodily integrity, Right to Health, Right to Privacy
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Meadows v. Khan

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Court: High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench Division
Citation: [2017] EWHC 2990 (QB)
Facts:

The claimant, Omodele Meadows, brought this case before the High Court of Justice to recover additional costs for raising her son, Adejuwon, who suffered from Hemophilia and autism. Prior to her pregnancy, the claimant, after seeing her nephew diagnosed with hemophilia, had taken blood tests to determine whether she was a carrier and was informed …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Health information, Medical malpractice, Right of Access to Information, Sexual and reproductive health
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Dumas v. Simba Technologies

Country:
Year: 2015
Court: British Colombia Human Rights Tribunal
Citation: 2015 BCHRT 65, 2015 Carswell BC 975 (2015)
Facts:

The complainant, Cathy Dumas, suffered from a cognitive illness. She had filed a complaint against the respondent, her former employer, Simba Technologies Inc., on the ground of irregular termination of employment due to her mental or physical disability. This termination is claimed to be in violation of S.3 of the Human Rights Code Which lists …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Freedom from Discrimination, Health information, Mental health, Right to Enjoyment of Favorable Working Conditions, Right to work
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Jasinskis v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 45744/08
Facts:

The applicant, Mr. Aleksandrs Jasinskis filed an application against the respondent, the Republic of Latvia after the applicant’s son had died in police custody. He filed the application under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Article 34 provides a right to victims whose rights have been violated …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Freedom from Torture and Cruel, Health care and health services, Inhuman, prisons, Right to Health, Right to Life
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R. A., D. v. Estado Nacional et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: R. 350. XLI.
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Facts:

The plaintiff’s mother filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the National State for the discriminatory treatment of a Bolivian girl with a disability. The girl was born in Bolivia and migrated to Argentina. She requested a pension from the National State because of her disability. The National Social Security …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Children, Disabilities, discrimination, Health regulation, Poor
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Orlando, Susana Beatriz v. Provincia de Buenos Aires et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: O. 59. XXXVIII
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Susana Orlando, a 55-year-old-woman suffering from multiple sclerosis, brought a claim of amparo against the Federal State and the Province of Buenos Aires for acts and omissions preventing her to obtain the medicine she needed to fight her disease and that she could not afford. In particular, she complained about the fact that her illness …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Blind, Disabilities, Handicapped, Low income, Neurological diseases, Poor, Underprivileged
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Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.

Country: United States
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Citation: 545 U.S. 119, 125-61 (2005).
Facts:

The petitioners were disabled individuals and their companions who purchased tickets in 1998 or 1999 for round-trip cruises on the Norwegian Seaor the Norwegian Star, with departures from Houston, Texas. The respondent was Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd. (NCL). NCL was a Bermuda corporation with a principal place of business in Miami, Florida and operated cruise …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Freedom from Discrimination
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International Association Autism Europe v. France

Country: France
Year: 2003
Court: The European Committee of Social Rights
Citation: Case No. 13/2002
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to education
Facts:

The complainant alleged that France is failing to adhere to its obligations under the European Social Charters. They stated that children and young adults did not have adequate access to educational services. Further, it was alleged that the provisions for early intervention, teacher training, funding and accessibility of mainstream education was insufficient. It was also …Read more

Tags: Budget, Child development, Disabilities, Disabled, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Minor, Neurological diseases, Social security
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Orlando, Susana Beatriz v. Provincia de Buenos Aires et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2002
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: O. 59. XXXVIII
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

A 55-year-old woman suffering from multiple sclerosis brought case against the Government of Argentina and the Province of Buenos Aires for acts and omissions that prevented the provision of the medications necessary for her condition that she could not afford. The petitioner’s illness did not fall within the provincial government’s jurisdiction for coverage. Therefore, the …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Blind, Disabilities, Handicapped, Low income, Neurological diseases, Poor, Underprivileged
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Paulini, Héctor Daniel et al. v. Provincia de Buenos Aires et. al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2002
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: P. 952. XXXVIII.
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The plaintiffs filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the Health Insurance of the Province of Buenos Aires (IOMA), and subsequently, the Province of Buenos Aires and the National State to provide health coverage for their underage son who was disabled. The plaintiffs argued that as the health insurance company …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Children, Disabilities, Disabled, Health insurance, Right to Health, Right to Life, Social security
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