38 judgments found.

The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development & Ors. v. The Executive Director, Mulago National Referal Hospital & Anr.

Country: Uganda
Year: 2017
Court: The High Court of Uganda at Kampala
Citation: Civil Suit No. 212 of 2013
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health
Facts:

The 2nd and 3rd plaintiffs are husband and the wife. The 2nd plaintiff delivered two babies in the defendant hospital’s general ward but was discharged with only one baby. The defendants state that one of the babies was stillborn. The 2nd and the 3rd plaintiffs filed a police report for the loss their baby and …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Caesarean, Child mortality, Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Disclosure, Emergency care, Freedom of information, Health care technology, Health data, Health facilities, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Medical records, Minor, Non-disclosure, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Avilkina and Others v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2013
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: ECHR 171 (2013)
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of religion, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant organization is a religious organization. Another organization wrote to the Russian president accusing the applicant organization of extremism and that an inquiry must be ensued into their activities. The letter was forwarded to the Prosecutor’s office and no violation was found. However, the applicant organization was not given access to the filed concerning …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health data, Health records, Medical records, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Secrecy
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Mellet v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 2013
Court: Human Rights Committee
Citation: CCPR/C/116/D/2324/2013
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Mental health, 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 bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The author of the communication stated that she became pregnant in 2011 and in her 21st week, she was informed that the foetus had congenital heart defects. She was further informed that the impairment might prove to be fatal. However the hospital told her that abortion was not possible in the current jurisdiction (Ireland) and …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Awareness, Children, Clinics, Freedom of information, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Infant health, Infant mortality, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Termination of pregnancy, Trauma
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Peter Mule Muthungu (suing as administrator and Personal representative of thereafter Estate of Jane Mueningui) v. Kenyatta National Hospital

Country: Kenya
Year: 2013
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Civil Suit 364 of 2007
Health Topics: Health information, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

As the administrator of the deceased’s estate, the plaintiff sought the medical records of the deceased from the defendant hospital. The plaintiff had separately filed a medical negligence suit against the defendant. The plaintiff and his counsel determined that the hospital records, which related to the deceased’s treatment before death, were necessary for the negligence …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Duty of care, Freedom of information, Health data, Health records, Medical records, Negligence
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Zorica Jovanovic v. Serbia

Country: Serbia
Year: 2013
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 21794/08; [2013] EHCR 21794/08.
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health information, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to family life
Facts:

This case is about the Serbian government’s response to the “missing babies” of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. In 1983, Zorica Jovanovic gave birth to a healthy baby boy in a state-run hospital. Three days later, while still in the hospital, she was informed that he had died. She never saw him again. When she …Read more

Tags: Child mortality, Freedom of information, Health records, Infant health, Infant mortality, Medical records, Public hospitals, Secrecy
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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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Gillberg v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 41723/06; [2010] ECHR 1676
Health Topics: Health information
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant is a 50-year old professor specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry, at the University of Gothenburg. A neuropsychiatry research project, the Gothenburg Study, focusing on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children was carried out from 1977 to 1992 at the University of Gothenburg. The researchers assured “the children’s parents and later to the …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health data, Health information, Health records, Non-disclosure, Secrecy
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Dr. Chau Kwok on Gordon and Others v. The Medical Council of Hong Kong

Country: China
Year: 2011
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: [2011] HKCA 44; CACV 63/2006
Health Topics: Health information
Human Rights: Freedom of expression
Facts:

A group of doctors appealed from a decision by a Medical Council of Hong Kong finding them guilty of  failing to ensure that a reference made to the doctors in a magazine article was not promotional, contrary to the Professional Code and Conduct for the Guidance of Registered Medical Practitioners (”Professional Code”). In 2003, a …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health education, Health promotion
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Sorrell v. IMS Health

Country: United States
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 131 S.Ct. 2653 (2011)
Health Topics: Health information, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to privacy
Facts:

Pharmacies, “as a matter of business routine and federal law, receive prescriber-identifying information when processing prescriptions.” This “[k]nowledge of a physician’s prescription practices—called prescriber-identifying information,’” enables marketers representing pharmaceutical drug manufacturers (Detailers) to better “ascertain which doctors are likely to be interested in a particular drug and how best to present a particular sales message.” …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Generic drugs, Health data, Health records, Medical records, Non-disclosure
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