59 judgments found.

R.M. v Attorney General, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2010
Court: Nairobi High Court
Citation: [2010] eKLR; Petition 705 of 2007
Health Topics: Poverty, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

RM was born a hermaphrodite/intersexual and was raised as male. His birth was not registered at the time, which caused RM difficulties later in life as he was not in consequence recognised by the State for employment, marriage or other legal reasons. RM was later convicted of an offence of robbery with violence and sentenced …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Gender identity, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Intersex, LGBTI, Low income, Molestation, Poor, Sexual harassment, Solitary confinement, Torture
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Attorney General v. Susan Kigula, et al.

Country: Uganda
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court at Mengo
Citation: [2009] UGSC 6; Constitutional Appeal No. 03 of 2006
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

K and 417 others were all persons convicted of diverse capital offences under the Penal Codes Act and had been sentenced to death as provided for by the laws of Uganda. They filed a petition in the Constitutional Court under Article 137(3)[1] of the Constitution, challenging the constitutionality of the death penalty. In particular, they …Read more

Tags: Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Torture
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Karimov and Others v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 29851/05; (2012) 54 EHRR 28
Health Topics: 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, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicants were Russian nationals who resided in the district of Grozny in Chechnya, which was under curfew and the control of Russian federal forces. The applicants are the relatives of Arbi Karimov, the victim in this case. In the early morning of January 11th 2003, a group of armed and masked men broke into …Read more

Tags: Assault, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Forced disappearance, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Military
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Tolipkhuzhaev v. Uzbekistan

Country: Uzbekistan
Year: 2009
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Comm. No. 1280/2004, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/96/D/1280/2004 (HRC 2009)
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The case is about the failure of the State, which was party to International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR”) and its Optional Protocol, to ensure the individuals’ rights to a fair trial (Article 14), the right to life (Article6), the rights of detainees (Article 10), and freedom from torture and other ill-treatment (Article …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Torture
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2008Hun-Ka23

Country: South Korea
Year: 2008
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 22-1(A) KCCR 36
Health Topics: Prisons, Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner was charged with murder of four people and the sexual assault of three women. The Gwangju District Court sentenced the petitioner to the death penalty in accordance with Article 250 Section 1 of the Criminal Act and Article 10 Section 1 of the Former Special Act on Punishment of Sex Crimes and Victim …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhumane treatment, Law enforcement, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Threat of violence
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Wellington R, (on the Application of) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2008] UKHL 72; [2009] UKHRR 450; 25 BHRC 663; [2009] 2 WLR 48; [2009] HRLR 11; [2009] 1 AC 335; [2009] 2 All ER 436
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

W faced two charges of murder in Missouri, United States of America (USA). He was arrested in the United Kingdom (UK) and the USA requested his extradition. In Missouri, the mandatory sentence was death or life without parole, except by the discretion of the Governor. The prosecutor vowed not to seek the death penalty. W …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Torture
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Hummatov v. Azerbaijan

Country:
Year: 2007
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 9852/03 and 13413/04
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant, a politician was arrested and detained in a detention centre. He was accused of treason and use of armed forces against the State. The applicant absconded and went into hiding but was caught and arrested. The applicant alleged that he was ill-treated and not allowed to see a doctor during the period of …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assault, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Execution, Food, Health facilities, Health funding, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Respiratory disease, Torture, Tuberculosis
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Kafantayeni v. Attorney General

Country: Malawi
Year: 2007
Court: High Court
Citation: Constitutional Case No. 12 of 2005, [2007] MWHC 1
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

On 11 August 2002, K was convicted of killing his two year old stepson by tying him up and burying him alive. K admitted that he had committed the act but claimed to have been acting in a state of temporary insanity induced by smoking Indian hemp. He was found guilty of murder, which carries …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Execution
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Panetti v. Quarterman

Country: United States
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 127 S.Ct. 2842 (2007)
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The Appellant, Panetti, was convicted of capital murder in a Texas state court and sentenced to death. After the execution date was set, Panetti brought proceedings claiming that he was incompetent to be executed. The federal district court stayed Panetti’s execution in order to allow the state courts to adjudicate Panetti’s claim of mental incompetence. …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Detainee, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Incompetence, Inmate, Insanity, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental retardation, Torture
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Boumediene, et al. v. Bosnia-Herzegovina

Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Year: 2006
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 38703/06, 40123/06, 43301/06, 43302/06, 2131/07 and 2141/07
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of religion, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Six individuals took their case to the European Court of Human Rights against Bosnia and Herzegovina for failing to assist them during their removal to and detention at Guantanamo Bay. Lakhdar Boumediene, Hadj Boudelaa, Mustafa Ait Idir, Mohamed Nechla, Belkacem Bensayah and Saber Lahmar were all detained at Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of having planned …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Examination, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Hunger strike, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Terrorism, Torture
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