24 judgments found.

Matter v. Slovak Republic

Country: Slovakia
Year: 1999
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 31534/96; [1999] ECHR 38
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy

The Applicant, Mr Wilibald Rudolf Matter, had been undergoing psychiatric treatment for twenty years for a continually worsening syndrome of dementia. As a result, the Čadca District Court restricted his legal capacity in 1976, and later in 1983 deprived him of all legal capacity on the ground that he suffered from an “explosive and vexatious form …Read more

Tags: Compulsory examination, Forced examination, Incapacity, Involuntary examination, Mandatory examination, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Paranoia, Psychosis
Download Judgment: English

Case 37/1989

Country: Spain
Year: 1989
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Spanish Constitutional Court Courtroom 1st, S 15-2-1989, No.37/1989, Spanish Official Bulletin 52/1989, March 2, 1989, rec 235/1989
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy

On November 5 1986, the Court of First Instance and Preliminary Investigations No. 10 of Malaga ordered the search of a medical clinic where criminal actions (specifically, the administration of abortions) were allegedly taking place. In so doing, information regarding the medical history of Ms. Ximena’s (the appellant) was recorded. On November 21, 1986, the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Clinics, Compulsory examination, Compulsory testing, Confidentiality, Criminalization, Degrading treatment, Disclosure, Forced examination, Health facilities, Health records, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary examination, Involuntary testing, Mandatory examination, Mandatory testing, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Pregnancy, Secrecy, Termination of pregnancy
Download Judgment: English

Richardson v. Redpath Brown and Co. Ltd.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1944
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [1944] 1 All ER 110
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial

The employer of an injured steel erector sued its employee, seeking an injunction that would require the employee to undergo radical surgery to obtain relief from a hernia. The hernia, which arose out of and in the course of the employee’s designated work, rendered the employee incapable of performing key work functions. As per the …Read more

Tags: Compulsory examination, Compulsory treatment, Disabled, Employment, Examination, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Involuntary examination, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory examination, Mandatory treatment, Occupational accident, Patient choice, Physically challenged, Workers' compensation
Download Judgment: English

Angel Lorenzo v. The Director of Health

Country: Philippines
Year: 1927
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 27484
Health Topics: Infectious diseases, Informed consent
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial

The Petitioner, who suffered from leprosy (Hansen’s disease), was confined in the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila in conformity with §1058 of the Administrative Code, which empowered the Director of Health and his authorized agents “to cause to be apprehended, and detained, isolated, or confined, all leprous persons in the Philippine Islands.” The Petitioner brought …Read more

Tags: Compulsory examination, Compulsory testing, Forced examination, Involuntary examination, Involuntary testing, Leprosy, Mandatory examination, Mandatory testing, Non-consensual testing and treatment
Download Judgment: English