75 judgments found.

Devika Biswas v. Union of India

Country: India
Year: 2016
Court: The Supreme Court of India
Citation: (2016) 10 SCC 726
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

The petitioner in the present case claimed that a sterilization camp managed by an NGO in Bihar was conducting sterilization without following any proper protocol. More than 50 women had undergone sterilization at the camp without being provided any kind of counseling and information about the procedure. The procedure of the sterilization was highly unsanitary; …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Clinics, Compulsory sterilization, Counseling, Family planning, Forced sterilization, Health facilities, Informed choice, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, Negligence, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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Writ Of Habeas Corpus 124.306 Rio De Janeiro STATE

Country: Brazil
Year: 2016
Court: Supreme Federal Court of Brazil
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The writ of Habeas Corpus was brought for the release of the defendants who were arrested for providing illegal abortion services through their clinic with the consent of the women. The Criminal District Court released the defendants but allowed the appeal of the Public Prosecutor for a pre-trial detention. The decision was based on the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Birth control, Childbirth, Clinics, Contraception, Contraceptives, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Family planning, Health facilities, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Inquiry concerning the Philippines

Country: Philippines
Year: 2015
Court: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Citation: CEDAW/C/OP.8/PHL/1
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

An executive order was passed in Manila by the local authorities stating that it would take an affirmative stand on pro-life issues. In 1991, Philippines had delegated the issue of people’s health and safety to the local authorities therefore they could make policy decisions such as family planning services, population and health services. The Executive …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Birth control, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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In the Matter of the Law on Termination of Pregnancy in Northern Ireland

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2015
Court: The High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, Queen’s Bench Division
Citation: [2015] NIQB 96; 2014 No. 125661/01
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) brought an application alleging that the rights of women in Northern Ireland who are or become pregnant with a serious malformation of the fetus (SMF), fatal fetal abnormality (FFA) or who are pregnant as a result of sexual crimes were being breached by Section 58 and Section 59 …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Access to health care, Disabled, Family planning, Health regulation, Infant health, Infant mortality, Informed choice, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Unsafe abortion, Violence against women
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Michigan Catholic Conference, et al. v. Burwell, et al.

Country: United States
Year: 2015
Court: Court of Appeals For the Sixth Circuit
Citation: Nos. 13-2723/6640
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom of religion
Facts:

The case concerns the religious exemption and accommodation to the contraceptive mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), which requires health insurance plans to provide coverage for contraception. Plaintiffs were religious organizations who claimed that covering contraception on employee health insurance violated their religious freedom. An exemption from the mandate was available …Read more

Tags: Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Subsidies
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Case T-627/12

Country: Colombia
Year: 2012
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: No. T-627/12
Health Topics: Health information, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiffs, 1200 women filing a joint tutela, seek constitutional protection against false information being spread by the Attorney General of Colombia regarding emergency contraception. The Attorney General stated that emergency contraceptive that contained Levonorgestrel was an abortificant as the contraceptive can prevent implantation of a fertilized egg on to the walls of the uterus. …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Birth control, Conscientious objection, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Freedom of information, Health education, Maternal health
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I.G. and Others v. Slovakia

Country: Slovakia
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 15966/04
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to family life
Facts:

Three applicants of Roma ethnic origin were all sterilized in a public hospital during Caesarean section deliveries. The first applicant was not told that she had been sterilized. After the delivery, a doctor asked her to sign a document that all women who had Caesarean sections had to sign. Five days after the delivery she …Read more

Tags: Caesarian, Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Family planning, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Infertility, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Mandatory treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Parental consent, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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N.B. v Slovakia

Country: Slovakia
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: N.B. v Slovakia, App. No. 29518/10, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2012).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life
Facts:

Ms. N.B. was of Roma ethnic origin. She was sterilized at a public hospital, at the age of 17, during the birth of her second child. Ms. N.B. asserted that she had been coerced into signing authorizations for her sterilization, that she was segregated within the hospital due to her ethnicity and that the decision …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Compulsory sterilization, Compulsory treatment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Family planning, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, In utero fertilization, Inappropriate treatment, Infertility, Informed choice, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, Minor, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Parental consent, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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R.R. v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 27617/04, Eur. Ct. H.R. Rep. 648 (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant Ms. R.R., a Polish citizen, brought an action against the then Malopolska Regional Medical Insurance Fund and Dr. S.B. for failure to perform timely prenatal examinations and allow her the possibility of deciding whether to terminate her pregnancy with the conditions provided by law for the malformation of her child (Turner syndrome). The …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Criminalization, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Family planning, Genetic disease, Health care technology, Health funding, Health regulation, Inhuman treatment, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Torture
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R.R. v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 27617/04
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case concerned access to timely prenatal examinations in order to make an informed decision whether or not to continue with a pregnancy. During her eighteenth week of pregnancy, RR’s doctor told her that her fetus might be affected by a malformation. RR informed her doctor that if further tests confirmed the malformation, she would …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Degrading treatment, Diagnostics, Examination, Family planning, Humiliating treatment, Late-term abortion, Partial birth abortion, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Viability
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