151 judgments found.

Hummatov v. Azerbaijan

Country:
Year: 2007
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 9852/03 and 13413/04
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant, a politician was arrested and detained in a detention centre. He was accused of treason and use of armed forces against the State. The applicant absconded and went into hiding but was caught and arrested. The applicant alleged that he was ill-treated and not allowed to see a doctor during the period of …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assault, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Execution, Food, Health facilities, Health funding, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Respiratory disease, Torture, Tuberculosis
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Ombudsperson of the Republic of Macedonia to the Constitutional Court

Country: Macedonia
Year: 2007
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 45/2006-0-0
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The Ombudsperson of the Republic of Macedonia (the Ombudsperson) challenged a provision from the Law on Amending and Supplementing the Law on Health Insurance (the Law). The Law provided that insurees would have a right to basic health services from health facilities that had concluded a contract with the Health Insurance Fund (the Fund), but …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Primary care, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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Treatment Action Campaign & Five Others v. M.E.C. of Health & Three Others

Country: South Africa
Year: 2007
Court: High Court - Cape of Good Hope Provincial Division
Citation: 7991/07 (unreported)
Health Topics: Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Right to health, Right to work
Facts:

A public sector strike took place in 2007. The State contended that not all employees of the State have a right to participate in such a public sector strike, in particular those engaged in essential services. The State subsequently obtained an order in which an interdict was granted to the effect that essential services employees …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Diagnostics, Examination, Health facilities, Public hospitals, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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Case I A Ca 1266/05

Country: Poland
Year: 2006
Court: Appellate Court - Poznań
Citation: Case File No. I A Ca 1266/05 (May 23, 2006)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

Since 1999, plaintiff Teaching Hospital and defendant National Healthcare Fund entered into contracts that committed the National Healthcare Fund to finance the obstetric pathology services provided by Teaching Hospital. The contracts between the plaintiff and defendant contained a maximum annual amount that the National Healthcare Fund would finance for the subsequent year, however due to …Read more

Tags: Budget, Emergency care, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Reimbursement, Tertiary care
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Covarrubias v Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Country: Canada
Year: 2006
Court: The Federal Court of Appeal
Citation: 2006 FCA 365
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The appellants were Mexican citizens who arrived in Canada and made a claim for refugee protection. Before their claim was heard, the male appellant was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and was immediately put on life-sustaining hemodialysis treatment. The Immigration and Refugee Board (‘Board’) denied their claim for refugee protection. Among other findings, the Board …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Examination, Health care technology, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Immigrants, Immigration, Indigent, Kidney disease, Low income, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Refugees, Testing, Underprivileged
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Falcón, María Liliana v. Hospital Vidal

Country: Argentina
Year: 2006
Court: Superior Provincial Court of Justice in the Province of Corrientes [Superior Tribunal de Justicia de Corrientes]
Citation: Falcon Maria Liliana c/ Hospital Vidal de la ciudad de Corrientes y/o Ministerio de Salud Publia de Corrientes y/o Estado de la Provincia Decorrientes s/ Amparo, Expediente Nº 25438/05, Superior Tribunal de Justicia de Corrientes (STJ Ctes.)(Superior Tribunal of Justice: highest provincial court in the province of Corrientes), 12/4/2006 (Arg.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Falcon María Liliana filed anguarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against a hospital in Argentina for refusing to perform a sterilization procedure during the birth of her seventh child. The plaintiff had requested doctors to perform a ligation of her Fallopian tubes, and/or any other necessary procedure, during a planned caesarean section …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Assisted reproductive technology, Birth control, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Fertility, Health facilities, Informed choice, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Sterilization
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Staykov v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2006
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 49438/99
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant was arrested. He was charged with murder of an 81 year old. He was detained. All his applications for release were denied before and after his conviction. He stated that the case against him was weak, there was no risk of flight and his health was deteriorating. He was finally released on bail. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health facilities, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Tuberculosis
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Case 270234

Country: France
Year: 2005
Court: Conseil d'Etat [Council of State]
Citation: C.E., n°270234, 26 September 2005
Health Topics: Health information
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to privacy
Facts:

The petitioners brought this challenge to a decision of the French Minister of Health and Social Welfare and to a decree legislating the patient’s right to access his/her health information held by health professionals or facility and her/his right to use the help of a mandated third person to access such information. The petitioners requested the …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health facilities, Health information, Health records, Medical records, Non-disclosure
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Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 2005 S.C.C. 35, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 791
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Section 15 of the Health Insurance Act (HEIA) and s. 11 of the Hospital Insurance Act (HOIA) prohibited Quebec residents from taking out private health insurance for services covered by Quebec’s public health care plan. The two Appellants, Jacques Chaoulli and George Zeliotis, contested the validity of this prohibition.  They alleged that these prohibitions deprived …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Budget, Emergency care, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Primary care, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Secondary care, Social security
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