24 judgments found.

Enxet-Lamenxay & Kayleyphapopyet (Riachito) v. Paraguay

Country: Paraguay
Year: 1999
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Case 11.713, Inter-Am. Comm’n H.R., Report No. 90/99, OEA/Ser.L/V/II.106Doc. 6 rev. (1999).
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Medicines, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to property, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

In 1991, representatives of the indigenous Enxet-Lamenxay and Kayleyphapopyet-Riachito communities commenced administrative proceedings against the Government of Paraguay to recover what they claimed was ancestral land that Paraguay had largely sold to foreigners in the years between 1885 and 1950. The petitioners described the land as “their main sustenance came from hunting, fishing, and gathering.” The …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Diet, Food, Forced displacement, Indigenous groups, Indigent, Low income, Pharmaceuticals, Poor, Primary care, Refugees, Underprivileged
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Rights International v. Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Year: 1999
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 215/98 (1999).
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Rights International, a non-governmental organization based in the United States, claimed that Nigerian military soldiers arrested and tortured Mr. Charles Baridorn Wiwa at an unknown military detention camp in Gokana, Nigeria. The Complainant alleged that Mr. Wiwa’s detention lasted from January 2-9, 1996, and that during his detention, authorities horsewhipped him, subjected him to various …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Forced displacement, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Military, Refugees, Torture
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Salvatori Abuki and Richard Abuga v. Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 1997
Court: Constitutional Court at Kampala
Citation: [1997] UGCC 5; Constitutional Case No. 2 of 1997
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Freedom of religion, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to housing, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The petitioners, Salvatori Abuki and Richard Obuga, brought a constitutional challenge against their convictions in a Magistrates’ Court for the practice of witchcraft. (Richard Obuga died before the hearing on the petition began leaving only one petitioner, Abuki.) The petitioner was arrested on a complaint of witchcraft and charged with practicing witchcraft in contravention of …Read more

Tags: Criminalization, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Forced displacement, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration
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Pottinger v. City of Miami

Country: United States
Year: 1992
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Citation: 810 F. Supp. 1551 (S.D. Fla. 1992)
Health Topics: Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to property
Facts:

The plaintiffs brought a class action lawsuit on behalf of themselves and about 6,000 other homeless persons against the City of Miami, Florida. They claimed that by arresting and seizing the property of the plaintiffs, the City’s police officers violated the plaintiffs’ rights under the United States and Florida Constitutions. The plaintiffs claimed that it …Read more

Tags: Criminalization, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Forced displacement, Humiliating treatment, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Law enforcement, Low income, Police, Poor, Underprivileged
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