59 judgments found.

Paul Lallion v. Grenada

Country: Grenada
Year: 2002
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Paul Lallion, Report No. 55/02, Case 11.756, IACHR, Doc. 5 rev. 1 at 551, 21 October 2002
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Paul Lallion appealed to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights alleging that his death penalty sentencing and appeal process, as well as the prison conditions he was subjected to during this process, violated Articles 4 (right to life), 5 (right to humane treatment), 7 (right to personal liberty), 8 (right to a fair trial), and …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Poor, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement
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Prosecutor v. Kunarac (Appellate Judgment)

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Year: 2002
Court: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Citation: IT-96-23 & IT-96-23/1-A
Health Topics: Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

K, RK and V are Bosnian Serbs who were involved in a Serb campaign against Bosnian Muslims in the area of Foca between April 1992 until at least February 1993. One purpose of the campaign was to cleanse the Foca area of Muslims. In addition to the Muslim armed forces, a target to the campaign …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Armed conflict, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Prison conditions, Rape, Sexual violence, Torture, Violence against women
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Cyprus v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2001
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 25781/94; (2002) 35 EHRR 30; [2001] ECHR 327
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Freedom of religion, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to property, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

Cyprus lodged an application against Turkey for alleged violations of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the “Convention”) which occurred during and after the Turkish military operations in Cyprus in 1974 and the subsequent 1983 establishment of the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” (“TRNC”). Cyprus alleged that Turkey was responsible …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants
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Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, et al. v. President of the Republic of South Africa and Six Others, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2001
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [2001] ZACC 18
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

M is a Tanzanian citizen, who was residing in South Africa after obtaining a temporary residence permit, was wanted in the US on a number of capital charges in connection with the bombing of two US embassies in Africa. When seeking to renew his temporary residence permit, M was arrested, detained and questioned by South African immigration …Read more

Tags: Custody, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Immigration, Migrants, Terrorism
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Prosecutor v. Kunarac (Trial Judgment)

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Year: 2001
Court: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Citation: IT-96-23-T & IT-96-23/1-T
Health Topics: Prisons, Violence
Facts:

K, RK and V are Bosnian Serbs who were involved in a Serb campaign against Bosnian Muslims in the area of Foca between April 1992 until at least February 1993. One purpose of the campaign was to cleanse the Foca area of Muslims. In addition to the Muslim armed forces, a target to the campaign …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Armed conflict, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Prison conditions, Rape, Sexual violence, Torture, Violence against women
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Spence v. The Queen; Hughes v. The Queen

Country: Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Year: 2001
Court: Court of Appeals of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
Citation: Criminal Appeal No. 20 of 1998 (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines); Criminal Appeal No. 14 of 1997 (Saint Lucia)
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

NS and PH were convicted of murder in St Vincent and St Lucia respectively. In both jurisdictions, the offence is subject to a mandatory sentence of the death penalty. On raising constitutional arguments against the mandatory death sentence before the Privy Council, which had not previously been raised in the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal (the Court), the …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Execution, Inhuman treatment
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Malawi African Association, et al. v. Mauritania

Country: Mauritania
Year: 2000
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: (2000) AHRLR 149 (ACHPR 2000); Communications 54/91, 61/91, 98/93, 164-196/97 and 210/98
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to food, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to property, Right to work, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

Six communications jointly alleged that the Mauritanian state committed numerous human rights violations from 1986 to 1992. Specifically, the communications alleged that the State violated articles 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, and 26 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (“the Charter”), which came into …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Armed conflict, Cleanliness, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Malnutrition, Military, Prison conditions, Rape, Refugees, Solitary confinement, Starvation, Torture
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Amnesty International, et al. v. Sudan

Country: Sudan
Year: 1999
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. Nos. 48/90-50/91-52/91-89/93 (1999).
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of religion, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Amnesty International and three other international human rights organizations filed a series of four complaints (Communications 48/90, 50/91, 52/91, and 89/93) on behalf of hundreds of prisoners, whom the organizations believed suffered detainment without trial, as well as various forms of torture and cruel and inhuman treatment in prison, following a coup d’état in Sudan …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Prison conditions, Torture
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Bennett v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1999
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication Nº 590/1994*
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Trevor Bennett (“author”) at the time of submission of the communication was awaiting execution at a prison. He had been convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His appeals to the Court of Appeal and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council were dismissed. He claimed violations of articles 6, 7, 9, 10, and 14 of …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Degrading treatment, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Inamte, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Prison conditions
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Cox v. The Attorney General, Petrus Compton, et al.

Country: Saint Lucia
Year: 1999
Court: High Court (Civil Constitutional)
Citation: No 714 of 1999, unreported
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

C had been held on death row for 4 years and 9 months without lodging any appeals against conviction or sentence. C sought a stay of his execution order on the grounds that the delay was unreasonable and violated the constitutional prohibition on torture or inhuman degrading treatment or punishment. C argued that the holding …Read more

Tags: Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate
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