186 judgments found.

Stamen Filipov to the Constitutional Court

Country: Macedonia
Year: 2006
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 16/2006-0-0
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of expression, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The Petitioner, Stamen Filipov, challenged Article 178, a provision regulating solitary confinement, of the Law on Execution of Sanctions (the Law). The Law gave the Director of a prison or his/her substitute the power to institute certain disciplinary measures against convicted persons, including warnings, public warnings, confiscation of up to 20% of the compensation for …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Mental illness, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement
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Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum v. Zimbabwe

Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 2006
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 245/02 (2006).
Health Topics: Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, a coalition of twelve human rights organizations, alleged that the Government of Zimbabwe and supporters of the ruling ZANU (PF) political party engaged in a systematic campaign of intimidation leading up to a Constitutional Referendum held in February of 2000, as well as in the months following its fifth …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inhuman treatment, Military, Militias, Police, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Torture
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Case 02-10957

Country: France
Year: 2005
Court: Cour de cassation [Court of Cassation]
Citation: Cass civ I, n°02-10957, 7 December 2004
Health Topics: Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

After a tympanoplasty procedure provided by Dr. Y, Mrs. X suffered from partial facial paralysis. Mrs. X sought damages for the entire facial paralysis that she suffered, claiming that Dr. Y had violated the doctor’s duty to fully inform patients of the potential consequences of a medical procedure. The lower court awarded Mrs. X damages, and …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Health care professionals, Informed choice, Patient choice, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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Case 2005-147

Country: Belgium
Year: 2005
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°2005-147, 28 September 2005
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information
Human Rights: Freedom of association
Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health data, Health education, Health promotion
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Case 256001

Country: France
Year: 2005
Court: Conseil d'Etat [Council of State]
Citation: C.E., n°256001, 12 January 2005
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice
Facts:

This case concerned violations of the physicians’ professional Code of Conduct and a disregard for the general nomenclature of professional acts in medicine by Mr. Gilbert X. Mr. X was sanctioned by the Social Security Section of the National Council of the College of Physicians to a four months prohibition of the right to dispense …Read more

Tags: Counseling, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health regulation, Negligence, Remedies, Social security, Standard of care
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Glegg v Smith & Nephew Inc

Country: Canada
Year: 2005
Court: The Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: [2005] SCC 31
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Glegg was injured in a bicycle accident and required surgical repair of fractured bones with metal implants. She alleged that following surgery, she experienced extremely painful allergic reactions to metal surgical implants manufactured by Smith & Nephew, causing her physical disability and depression. She sued her physicians and Smith & Nephew in tort. It was …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Confidentiality, Damages, Depression, Differently abled, Disabled, Disclosure, Duty of care, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Medical records, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Physically challenged, Remedies, Secrecy, Standard of care, Tort
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Mazibuko v. Minister of Correctional Services, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2005
Court: High court of Transvaal Provincial Division
Citation: Case No: 38151 / 05; [2007] JOL 18957 (T)
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Facts:

The Applicant, Simon Musi Mazibuko, was a prisoner living with HIV. He had been convicted of murder assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, robbery, theft, and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, and sentenced to life in prison. The Applicant was suffering from several opportunistic infections, including tuberculosis, and his CD4 count …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Detention, Disabled, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Jail, People living with HIV/AIDS, Physically challenged, PLHIV, Testing
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Minister of Health and Social Services v. Lisse

Country: Namibia
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2005] NASC 8
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to work
Facts:

Dr. Lisse, a private medical practitioner, challenged the Minister of Health and Social Services’ (Minister) decision to deny him authorization to conduct surgeries at the Windhoek State Hospital. Lisse was a registered medical practitioner and specialist obstetrician and gynecologist authorized to practice under the Medical and Dental Professions Act, 1993.  He opened a private practice …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cleanliness, Clinics, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care technology, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health regulation, Inappropriate treatment, Negligence, Patient choice, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Secondary care, Social security, Tertiary care
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The Affordable Medicines Trust, et al. v. Minister of Health and Director-General of Health

Country: South Africa
Year: 2005
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Case CCT 27/04
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to work
Facts:

T, an organisation campaigning on behalf of those seeking affordable medicines in addition to promoting the rights of medical practitioners to dispense medicines to the public, together with N, an association of dispensing providers and M, a medical practitioner authorised to dispense medicines, challenged certain aspects of a licensing system governed by the Medicines and …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Drug quality, Drug safety, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health regulation, Inappropriate treatment, Labeling
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Zarrillo, Osvaldo Pablo v. Instituto Nacional de Servicios Sociales para Jubilados y Pensionados et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: Z. 215. XXXIX.
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom of religion, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to social security
Facts:

The plaintiff filed a suit against the National Institute of Social Services for Retiree [Instituto Nacional de Servicios Sociales para Jubilados y Pensionados] and Prestaciones Médico Asistenciales S.A. [PAMI] for the reimbursement of the surgical procedure the plaintiff had to go through in a Hospital that wasn’t designated by the health insurance company. This occurred because …Read more

Tags: Access to healthcare, Access to treatment, Freedom of Thought, Health care professionals, Health information, Health insurance, Informed choice, Informed consent
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