151 judgments found.

Case 2001-446 DC

Country: France
Year: 2001
Court: Conseil constitutionnel [Constitutional Council]
Citation: C. C., n°2001-446 DC, 27 June 2001
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Before the promulgation of the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Act, 78 senators made a referral to the French constitutional court challenging the constitutionality of the new bill according to article 61 of the French Constitution. The Act had three components. It extended to 12 weeks the period of time a woman could have an abortion …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Children, Counseling, Criminalization, Forced abortion, Freedom of information, Health facilities, Infant mortality, Informed choice, Minor, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Unsafe abortion
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K. and T. v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 2001
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 25702/94; (2003) 36 EHRR 18; [2000] ECHR 173
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to family life
Facts:

Applicants were two Finnish Nationals, a mother (K.) and her cohabitant (T.). K., a diagnosed schizophrenic, had a history of hospitalization. At the time K. and T. began cohabitating in 1991, K.’s daughter (P.) and son (M.) were living with her. The children had different fathers, neither of whom was T. In 1992, custody of …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Compulsory commitment, Health facilities, Incapacity, Incompetence, Infant health, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Minor, Pediatric health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Schizophrenia
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Lalonde v. Ontario (Commission de Restructuration des Services de Santé)

Country: Canada
Year: 2001
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 56 OR (3d) 505; 208 DLR (4th) 577 (Ont CA)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right of access to information, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

Montfort Hospital appealed the Healthcare Services Restructuring Committee’s (HSRC) decision to transfer services away from the hospital. Montfort was a full-service, general hospital in Ontario that operated, trained health-care professionals and provided services in French on a full-time basis, servicing a large francophone population in eastern Ontario. Exercising its authority under the Public Hospitals Act, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Awareness, Budget, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health promotion, Health regulation, Health spending, Primary care, Public hospitals, Secondary care, Social security, Tertiary care
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Case 240-2000

Country: El Salvador
Year: 2000
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: No. 240-2000
Health Topics: Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The petitioner challenged an order by the lower court allowing his continued detention in a psychiatric hospital. A psychiatrist who had examined him stated that he could make a full recovery through outpatient treatment and did not need to remain detained. The lower court had upheld his detention because he was diagnosed with undifferentiated schizophrenia …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Health facilities, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia
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R v. North West Lancashire Health Authority, ex parte A, D, & G

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1999
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [1999] EWCA Civ 2022; [2000] 1 WLR 977
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

North West Lancashire Health Authority (the Authority), the Appellant, appealed against an order quashing the Authority’s decision to refuse gender reassignment treatment to A, D and G, the Respondents. A, D and G all suffered from “gender identity dysphoria,” or transsexualism. Each had male physical characteristics but female sexual identity. A and G had been …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Gender identity, Health care technology, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health spending, LGBTI, Mental illness, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public hospitals, Queer, Sex reassignment, Subsidies, Tertiary care, Transgender, Transsexual
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In re L (by his next friend GE)

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1998
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [1998] UKHL 24
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Mr. L was a mentally retarded person who was incapable of consenting to medical treatment. From the age of 13, he had been a resident at the Bournewood Hospital which was governed by the appellant, NHS Trust. Mr. L was discharged from the hospital on a trial basis into the community with paid carers, though …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health regulation, Incapacity, Incompetence, Informed choice, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Patient choice
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R v Bournewood Community and Mental Health Trust ex parte L (Secretary of State for Health & Ors intervening)

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1998
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [1998] 3 All ER 289
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

L, who was profoundly mentally retarded and incapable of consenting to medical treatment, was admitted informally for in-patient treatment by an National Health Service Trust as he appeared fully compliant and did not resist admission. As a consequence the Trust avoided invoking the Mental Health Act regime. L applied, by his next friend, for judicial …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Compulsory confinement, Health facilities, Incompetence, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Patient choice
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St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust v. S

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1998
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: [1998] 3 All ER 673, (1998) 2 CHRLD 323
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

S, who was 36 weeks pregnant, was diagnosed with severe pre-eclampsia, a life-threatening condition of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, and with moderate depression. She was advised that her health and her life, and that of her baby, were in real danger and that she needed to be admitted immediately to hospital for an induced …Read more

Tags: Caesarian, Childbirth, Compulsory treatment, Depression, Eclampsia, Forced treatment, Health facilities, Involuntary examination, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Maternal health, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Unauthorized treatment
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R v. Gloucestershire County Council and Anr., ex parte Barry

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1997
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [1997] 2 All ER 1 (HL); [1997] 2 W.L.R. 459; [1997] A.C. 584
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Michael Barry was an 81-year-old man who suffered from a number of disabilities and lived alone within the Gloucestershire County Council (the Council). Barry was originally assessed as requiring a number of home care services, but after budgetary cuts the Council informed Barry that they would no longer be able to perform cleaning and laundry …Read more

Tags: Budget, Disabled, Handicapped, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Subsidies
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Case 1316B/1995

Country: Hungary
Year: 1996
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

A petition was filed challenging the constitutionality of Section 24 Paragraph 4 of Government Decree 103/1995 (VIII. 25.) on Certain Issues of Social Security Funding of Health Care and its Annex No. 6. It was argued that as a result of these provisions, equal in patient care as a constitutional right, was violated. Financing was …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Public hospitals, Secondary care, Subsidies
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