151 judgments found.

Stamen Filipov to the Constitutional Court

Country: Macedonia
Year: 2004
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 112/2003-0-0
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions, Right to health
Facts:

The Petitioner, Stamen Filipov, challenged a provision regulating right to strike for employees in health care organizations from the Law on Health Care (the Law). The provision stipulated that health care workers had a right to strike as long as doing so did not risk the life and health of citizens. Accordingly, it laid down …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Emergency care, Employment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities
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Udeni Renuka Gunwardena v. Dr. Gurugue L. Wimalasiri and others

Country: Sri Lanka
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: S.C. (Special) No. 69/1999
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The Petitioner, the mother of twins who gave birth after a Caesarian operation, conceived for the second time after six years. The Respondent was the Consultant Visiting Obstetrician and Gynecologist of the Kandy General Hospital. She received antenatal care at Hikkaduwa and later went to her sister’s house in Kundasale. However before visiting her sister …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Caesarean, Childbirth, Clinics, Health facilities, Health records, Maternal health, Medical records, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Adviento v Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Country: Canada
Year: 2003
Court: Federal Court
Citation: 2003 FC 1430
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The applicant was a citizen of the Philippines who entered Canada in 1990 under the Foreign Domestic Program, later renamed the Live-In Caregiver Program. She remained legally employed as a caregiver until her employment authorization expired in 1998. Nonetheless, she continued to stay and work in Canada. In 1994, the applicant was diagnosed with kidney …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Essential medicines, Examination, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Kidney disease, Low income, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Poor, Testing, Underprivileged
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Guðmundsdóttir v. The State of Iceland

Country: Iceland
Year: 2003
Court: Icelandic Supreme Court
Citation: No. 151/2003
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The appellant, Guðmundsdóttir, wrote a letter to the Medical Director of Health, the respondent, requesting that health information in medical records of her deceased father should not be transferred to the Health Sector Database and asserted her right to do so. In particular, she did not want her father’s genealogical or genetic information to be …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Electronic health information, Electronic health records, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health records, Health regulation, Health spending, Medical records, Notification, Secrecy
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Sanjeewa, Attorney-at-Law (on behalf of Gerald Mervin Perera) v. Suraweera, Officer-in-Charge, Police Station and Others

Country: Sri Lanka
Year: 2003
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: S.C. No. 328/2002 (FR)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

The Petitioner was arrested by the police on the mistaken identity as one “Gerrad” who was suspected of having committed a murder. The first Respondent was the Officer-in-charge of the police station while the others were subordinate officers and the 8th Respondent was the Inspector-General of Police. The Petitioner had been taken to the Wattala …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Compensation, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Health facilities, Inhuman treatment, Police, Private hospitals, Reimbursement
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Calvelli and Ciglio v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2002
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 32967/96; [2002] ECHR 3
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Calvelli and Ciglio’s baby was transferred to an intensive care unit immediately after its birth, and died two days later of post-asphyxia syndrome. EC, the doctor who had delivered the baby and was a joint owner of the clinic, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and received a one year suspended prison sentence under the …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Diabetes, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inappropriate treatment, Infant mortality, Minor, Negligence, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Tort
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Case 33-3161

Country: Russia
Year: 2002
Court: Arhangelsk Regional Court
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The applicant filed a complaint against the administration of the city child clinic in the city of Mirniy. The clinic refused to give the applicant the original medical history documents for her minor daughter.  The Constitution of the Russian Federation and related legislation obligated institutions to provide relevant health care information upon a citizen’s request. …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health data, Health facilities, Health records, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Public hospitals
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Joyce Nakacwa v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Uganda
Year: 2002
Court: Constitutional Court at Kampala
Citation: [2002] UGCC 1; Constitutional Petition No. 2 of 2001
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

On June 21, 2001, the petitioner delivered a baby by the roadside and visited the second respondent’s Naguru Maternity Home/Clinic with the baby still attached to her. She received no medical care and was referred to another hospital. The petitioner was unable to walk the distance and was forced to sit outside with her newborn …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Clinics, Compulsory examination, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Forced examination, Health facilities, Humiliating treatment, Infant mortality, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary examination, Jail, Law enforcement, Mandatory examination, Maternal health, Mob, Police, Pregnancy, Prison conditions, Torture
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Physicians for Human Rights, et. al v. Commander of IDF Forces in the West Bank

Country: Israel
Year: 2002
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: HCJ 2936/02; HCJ 2941/02
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Violence
Facts:

These petitions were filed during Israel Defense Force (“IDF”) combat activities (called “Operation Defensive Wall”) in the areas of the Palestinian Authority. IDF forces allegedly shot at the Red Cross and its medical teams who were working out of ambulances and in the hospitals. This prevented workers from taking the sick and wounded to hospitals …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Emergency care, Health facilities, Humanitarian crisis, Military
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C.V.L. Narasimha Rao v. Principal Sec. Medical and Health Dept.

Country: India
Year: 2001
Court: High Court - Andhra Pradesh
Citation: 2001 (6) ALT1
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

A letter sent to the Andhra Pradesh High Court informed it of the death of an inmate in a Government hostel for the blind and of the inhumane conditions in the hostel. The letter requested the High Court to intervene in the interest of justice. The High Court converted the letter in to a public …Read more

Tags: Blind, Disabled, Handicapped, Health facilities, Public hospitals
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