14 judgments found.

SERAP v. Federal Republic of Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2012
Court: The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Citation: JUDGMENT N° ECW/CCJ/JUD/18/12.
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Environmental health, Public safety, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to food, Right to health, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a non-governmental organization, filed a case against the Federal Republic of Nigeria alleging human rights violations as a result of the government’s failure to ensure adequate environmental protection in the Niger Delta due to oil spillage. SERAP alleged that decades of oil prospection and exploitation by private corporations …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Contamination, Drinking water, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Food, Food safety, Food shortages, Pollution, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Water pollution, Water safety
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Case 007-11-EE

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitutional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional Case No. 007-11-EE, July 27, 2011.
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to work
Facts:

This case was a decision on the constitutionality of an executive decree ordering the declaration of a state of emergency intended to prohibit the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages throughout the country for 72 hours, due to cases of poisoning from alcoholic beverages adulterated with methanol. Articles 165 and 166 of the Constitution and …Read more

Tags: Alcohol, Food poisoning, Food safety
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Case 2975 K/Pdt/2009

Country: Indonesia
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health information, Infectious diseases, Public safety
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The plaintiff was the father of two children whose second child was breastfed for the first 6 months and then was switched to a milk formula. In 2008, the Bogor Agricultural Institution published research that there were a number of infant formulas which were contaminated by enterobactersakazakii bacteria which could cause enteritis, sepsis and meningitis. …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Children, Disclosure, Food, Food poisoning, Food safety, Food-borne diseases, Freedom of information, Infant health, Meningitis, Minor, Non-disclosure, Pediatric health, Safety regulation
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HKSAR v Asaduzza

Country: China
Year: 2010
Court: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Court of Appeal
Citation: [2010] HKCFI 431
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Infectious diseases, Public safety, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to food, Right to property
Facts:

The appellant, Asaduzzaman, was charged with contravening s.30AA of the Food Business Regulation, Cap. 132, which prohibits a permittee of a fresh provision shop license from allowing live poultry on the premises between 8:00PM of each day to 5:00AM the next day. On the evening of 4 September 2008, Asaduzzaman took four live chickens from …Read more

Tags: Avian influenza, Cleanliness, Food, Food safety, Food-borne diseases, Safety regulation
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Miguel Ignacio Fredes Gonzalez and Ana Andrea Tuczek Fries v. Chile

Country: Chile
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 14/09, Petition 406-03, March 19, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Environmental health, Health information, Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to participation
Facts:

Miguel Ignacia Fredes Gonzalez and Ana Andrea Tuczek Fries, among others, filed an information request with the Agriculture and Livestock Service (the “SAG”), a department of the State’s Ministry of Agriculture, requesting information and documents related to transgenic crops and their location.The national director of the SAG failed to answer the request within the time …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Biohazard, Biosafety, Contamination, Disclosure, Food safety, Freedom of information, Genetically-modified food, Non-disclosure
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Núñez de Zanetti, Mónica Viviana v. Famyl S.A. Salud para la Familia

Country: Argentina
Year: 2008
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación [CSJN] [National Supreme Court of Justice], 9/9/2008, "Núñez de Zanetti, Mónica c/ Famyl Salud s/ Amparo", (N. 289, L. XLIII)(Arg.)
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Mónica Núñez de Zanetti requested that the prepaid medical care company, Famyl S. A., pay for her parenteral nutrition, a life-saving diet she required as a result of a chronic small bowel resection she suffered. Famyl S.A. contended that it was not responsible for provide the nutritional services because Nuñez’s peritonitis was the result of …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Food, Food safety, Health spending
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Brun, André v. France

Country: France
Year: 2006
Court: Human Rights Committee
Citation: Brun v. France, U.N. H.R. Comm., U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/ 88/D/1453/2006 (Nov. 23, 2006).
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to participation, Right to privacy
Facts:

Brun claimed a violation of Article 2 (right to remedy), Article 6 (right to life) and Article 17 (right to privacy) of the International Covenant Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Brun argued that Article 17 should be interpreted to include the right to live in a healthy environment. He had been sentenced for demonstrating against …Read more

Tags: Biosafety, Contamination, Environmental hazards, Food, Food safety, Genetically-modified food, Precautionary principle, Safety regulation
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BLAST, et al. v. Government of Bangladesh and others

Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court - High Court Division
Citation: 25 BLD (HDC) (2005) 83
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition
Facts:

The Petitioner, Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), a public interest NGO,  alleged that the Respondents (which included salt manufacturers and the Government) had violated the Iodine Deficiency Diseases Prevention Act, 1989 (the Act). The Act required edible salt to be iodised before sale, in order to combat iodine deficiency diseases such as goitre …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Diet, Food safety, Infant health, Malnutrition, Minor, Noncommunicable diseases, Pediatric health
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Santosh Mittal v. State of Rajasthan

Country: India
Year: 2004
Court: High Court - Rajasthan
Citation: RLW 2005 (1) Raj 486; 2005 (1) WLC 52
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Environmental health, Health information, Public safety, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The case concerned a claim that the sale of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola carbonated beverages should be banned on the account that they are contaminated with pesticide residue and suspended impurities and are therefore harmful to human life. The petitioners relied on the report published by the Centre for Science and Environment (“CSE”), which conducted an …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Cancer, Clean water, Disclosure, Food, Food poisoning, Food safety, Freedom of information, Pesticide, Poisoning, Potable water, Safe drinking water
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Southampton Port Health Authority v. Seahawk Marine Foods Ltd.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2002
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 54; 2002 WL 45274
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to property
Facts:

The appellant (Seahawk) tried to import a cargo of frozen cooked shrimps intended for human consumption from Vietnam into the United Kingdom and into the territory of European Union (EU). The defendant (the Health Authority) rejected the cargo from landing at Southampton and subsequently prohibited its entry into the areas of EU, claiming that the …Read more

Tags: Cleanliness, Food, Food poisoning, Food safety, Food-borne diseases, Safety regulation
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