27 judgments found.

Case Of Fernandes De Oliveira v. Portugal

Country: Portugal
Year: 2017
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2017] ECHR 78103/14
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The applicant’s son, A.J., had a history of mental health disorders, and alcohol and substance addiction, and since 1984 had spent several periods in psychiatric hospitals. During the period in September 1999 in which A.J. was hospitalised, the doctor treating A.J. did not permit him to leave the hospital whilst he was being treated. However, …Read more

Tags: Alcohol, Clinics, Drug use, Health facilities, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Psychiatry, Substance abuse, Suicide, Trauma
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Somner v. The Queen and Tucker v. Miller

Country:
Year: 2016
Court: Supreme Court of Bermuda
Citation: [2016] SC (Bda) 81 App
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

These are two separate appeals where both appellants challenged the Magistrates’ Court’s decision on the jurisdiction of Drug Treatment Court (DTC) to deal with alcohol addiction and traffic offenses under Section 68 of the Criminal Code Act 1907. They were heard together because they raised the same legal issues. Both appellants suffered from addiction to …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Addiction, Alcohol, Drug abuse, Drug enforcement, Drug use, Law enforcement, People who use drugs, Rehabilitation, Substance abuse
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L.G v. Republic of Korea

Country: South Korea
Year: 2015
Court: Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Citation: Communication No. 51/2012; U.N. Doc. CERD/C/86/D/51/2012
Health Topics: Controlled substances, HIV/AIDS, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to work
Facts:

L.G, a New Zealand national, was employed as an English teacher in the Republic of Korea. She held an E-2 working visa for “native speaker conversation instructors.” Korea required all persons holding an E-2 working visa to undergo testing for HIV/AIDS and illegal drugs at a government hospital before they could register as alien residents …Read more

Tags: Compulsory testing, Drug use, HIV status, Involuntary testing, Mandatory testing, Non-consensual testing and treatment, People who use drugs
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Case of Koch v. Germany

Country: Germany
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2012] ECHR 1621
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant’s late wife suffered from total sensorimotor quadriplegia. The couple requested the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (the “Federal Institute”) grant her authorization to obtain a lethal dose of pentobarbital of sodium so she could commit suicide. The Federal Institute refused the request on the grounds that the German Narcotics Act …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Differently abled, Disabled, Drug use, Handicapped, Harm reduction, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Pharmaceuticals, Physically challenged
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Canada (Attorney General) v. PHS Community Services

Country: Canada
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2011] 3 S.C.R. 134; [2011] S.C.C. 44
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Insite was a medical facility that supervised intravenous drug use. It was established in response to escalating intravenous drug use and a rise in HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C infections among the population of the downtown eastside (DTES) area of Vancouver. In 2003, pursuant to section 56 of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA), which …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Addiction, AIDS, Clinics, Criminalization, Drug abuse, Drug use, Health facilities, Hepatitis, Heroin, HIV, IDUs, Injecting drug users, Most-at-risk, Opioids, People who use drugs, Rehabilitation, Substance abuse, Transmission
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Momcilovic v. The Queen

Country: Australia
Year: 2011
Court: High Court
Citation: 245 CLR 1
Health Topics: Controlled substances
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

In 2006, police found over 700 grams of methylamphetamine in Momcilovic’s apartment. Forensic evidence linked the drugs to her partner, but not to Momcilovic. She denied knowing that the drugs were in her apartment or that her partner was involved in trafficking. Her partner admitted at Momcilovic’s trial that the drugs were in his possession …Read more

Tags: Criminalization, Drug abuse, Drug enforcement, Drug use, People who use drugs, Psychotropic drugs, Substance abuse
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NASA v. Nelson

Country: United States
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 131 S.Ct. 746 (2011)
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health information
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case involved a challenge to background checks for government jobs on the basis of constitutional privacy.  Nelson and twenty-seven other federal contract employees, working for NASA at a government laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, claimed that two elements of a standard employment background investigation violated their constitutional rights:  a questionnaire that asked …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Drug abuse, Drug use, Health data, Health information, Health records, Medical records, Non-disclosure, People who use drugs, Secrecy, Substance abuse
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Baldivieso, César Alejandro s/ causa n° 4733

Country: Argentina
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: B. 436. XL.
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The plaintiff, Cesar Alejandro Baldivieso, felt sick and so he went to a public hospital were doctors found that he had ingested capsules containing cocaine. The doctors passed along this information to police officers working at the hospital. As a result of this disclosure, Baldivieso was prosecuted and found guilty of drug trafficking by the Federal …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Cocaine, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Drug enforcement, Drug use, Health care professionals, Law enforcement, Non-disclosure, Notification, Police, Public hospitals, Secrecy
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Case STS 21-6-2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression, Freedom of religion
Facts:

The applicants, Mr. Eulalio and Mrs. Ariadna worked as nurses at the Prison of Albacete. The prison had, allegedly, implemented the so-called Syringe Exchange Program (“Program”), a public health program developed by the Penitentiary Health General Sub-Directorate. The experimental Program was launched with the objective of preventing the transmission of diseases between inmates by, among …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Addiction, Conscientious objection, Custody, Drug abuse, Drug use, Harm reduction, Health care professionals, Health care workers, IDUs, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Injecting drug users, Inmate, Jail, People who use drugs, Rehabilitation, Substance abuse, Termination of pregnancy
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X v. Kutaisi City 2nd Police Department

Country: Georgia
Year: 2010
Court: Kutaisi Appellate Court
Citation: Case no. # 4/ა- 182-2010
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Medicines
Facts:

This case was an appeal regarding the perpetration of an administrative misdemeanor. On August 14, 2010, the Chief of the Kutaisi City 2nd Police Department sent a report on administrative misdemeanor against X to the Kutaisi City Court. A drug test showed that X had consumed marijuana. As a result, an administrative fine of 500 …Read more

Tags: Drug abuse, Drug enforcement, Drug testing, Drug use, Marijuana, People who use drugs, Substance abuse
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