PBU v Mental Health Tribunal

Country: Australia
Year: 2018
Court: Supreme Court of Victoria
Citation: [2018] VSC 564
Facts:

Both the plaintiffs were diagnosed with schizophrenia and were ordered to undergo compulsory electroconvulsive treatment (ECT). The case arose from the plaintiffs’ appeal of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s (VCAT) order that they are administered ECT. VCAT made this decision pursuant to its findings that both individual plaintiffs lacked the capacity to give informed …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Freedom from Discrimination, Health care and health services, Health information, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Right to bodily integrity, Right to Health, Right to Privacy
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Bempong v. Cooper Place and others

Country:
Year: 2017
Court: British Colombia Human Rights Tribunal
Citation: 2017 BCHRT 23
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The Plaintiff Ms. Dora Bempong worked with the Respondent Cooper Place and Central City Lodge (hereinafter the Society) for 20 years. She was a member of and represented by, Hospital Employee’s Union (hereinafter the Union), the second respondent. The relationship between the Society and the Union was governed by a Collective Agreement, which was filed. …Read more

Tags: Freedom from Discrimination, Mental health
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Mwewa et al. v Zambia (Attorney General) et al.

Country: Zambia
Year: 2017
Court: High Court of Zambia
Citation: [2017] ZMHC 77
Facts:

The petitioners, Gordon Maddox Mwewa, Mulima Santa Kasote, and Sylvester Katontoka were involuntarily detained in Chainama Hills Hospital following periods of mental health issues. Out of the three petitioners, Kasote and Katontoka were arrested and detained by police officers according to the Mental Disorders Act. They filed the petition before the High Court of Zambia …Read more

Tags: Freedom from Discrimination, Freedom from Torture and Cruel, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Mental health, prisons, Public safety, Right to Health, Right to Liberty and Security of Person, Right to Property, violence
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European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF) v. the Czech Republic

Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2016
Court: European Committee of Social Rights
Citation: Complaint No. 104/2014
Facts:

The complainant, European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF), filed a complaint against the respondent, the Czech Republic, alleging violation of Article 16 of the European Social Charter, 1961, which provides for right of the family to social, legal and economic protection, on the grounds that Roma people suffered from a lack of accessible housing, residential …Read more

Tags: Child and adolescent health, Freedom from Discrimination, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Infectious diseases, Poverty, Right to a Clean Environment, Right to Health, right to housing, Right to water and sanitation, sanitation and hygiene, Water
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Dumas v. Simba Technologies

Country:
Year: 2015
Court: British Colombia Human Rights Tribunal
Citation: 2015 BCHRT 65, 2015 Carswell BC 975 (2015)
Facts:

The complainant, Cathy Dumas, suffered from a cognitive illness. She had filed a complaint against the respondent, her former employer, Simba Technologies Inc., on the ground of irregular termination of employment due to her mental or physical disability. This termination is claimed to be in violation of S.3 of the Human Rights Code Which lists …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Freedom from Discrimination, Health information, Mental health, Right to Enjoyment of Favorable Working Conditions, Right to work
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Federation of Catholic Families in Europe v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 2015
Court: European Committee of Social Rights
Citation: Complaint No. 99/2013
Facts:

The complainant, Federation of Catholic Families in Europe (FAFCE), had alleged violation of Article 11 of the European Social Charter(hereinafter Charter) on the ground that the government of Sweden (hereinafter respondent) had failed to enact legislation or insufficient/poorly implement legislation governing the practice of conscientious objection by health care providers, which had led to discrimination …Read more

Tags: Freedom from Discrimination, freedom of religion, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Occupational health, Right to Enjoyment of Favorable Working Conditions, Right to Health, Sexual and reproductive health
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Horvath et al. v. Hungary

Country: Hungary
Year: 2013
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2013]ECHR 11146/11
Facts:

The case was the result of an application filed by, Mr.Horváth and Mr. Kiss, Hungarian nationals of Roma origin against the respondent, Republic of Hungary, under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedom (hereinafter ‘Convention’) alleging a violation of Article 2 Protocol no. 1 read in conjunction with …Read more

Tags: Freedom from Discrimination, Mental health, Right to Development, Right to education
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Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.

Country: United States
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Citation: 545 U.S. 119, 125-61 (2005).
Facts:

The petitioners were disabled individuals and their companions who purchased tickets in 1998 or 1999 for round-trip cruises on the Norwegian Seaor the Norwegian Star, with departures from Houston, Texas. The respondent was Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd. (NCL). NCL was a Bermuda corporation with a principal place of business in Miami, Florida and operated cruise …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Freedom from Discrimination
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