161 judgments found.

Case of Çoşelav v. Turkey

Country:
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: CASE OF ÇOŞELAV v. TURKEY (Application no. 1413/07)
Facts:

Bilal Çoşelav (17 years old), the applicant’s son, who had psychological problems was detained at Kars Prison. He attempted to take his life on 29th December 2003 whereupon disciplinary proceedings were brought against him for his attempted suicide but no punishment was imposed. He made another attempt on his life on 19thJanuary 2004. He was …Read more

Tags: Incarceration, Mental disorder, Minor, Right to Life
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Dudley Lee v. Minister for Correctional Services

Country: South Africa
Year: 2012
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [2012] ZACC 30
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

While incarcerated in congested prison with poor hygienic conditions, Dudley Lee was infected with tuberculosis (TB).  The responsible prison authorities were aware of the risk of the inmates’ contracting TB, but did not have a comprehensive system in place to reduce the risk of infection. Rather, the prison authorities relied on a system of inmates …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Examination, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Malnutrition, Negligence, Prison conditions, Remedies, Standard of care, TB, Tort, Tuberculosis
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Eremiášová and Pechová v. The Czech Republic

Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 23944/04
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

V.P., the partner of the first applicant and son of the second applicant, was arrested for suspected burglary. At the Police Department he was charged with illegal entry into a house and theft. According to official reports, after V.P. signed the notice of charges, he asked to use the toilet. He was accompanied to the …Read more

Tags: Custody, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Police
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Goginashvili v. Georgia

Country: Georgia
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 47729/08
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

Goginashvili, a prisoner, sued the government of Georgia, alleging that the prison authority violated his right to health care due to its failure to protect his health and well-being in prison, contrary to its obligation under Article 3 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“Convention”). Article 3 prohibits …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Hepatitis, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Kidney disease, Prison conditions
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Gunan v. Kyrgyzstan

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Year: 2012
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 1545/2007; CCPR/C/102/D/1545/2007
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

On 21 May 1998 an unidentified person left a bag containing an improvised explosive device (‘IED’) in a minibus in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Unaware of its contents, the driver of the minibus gave the bag to someone to hold in case the owner came back to claim it. On 1 June 1998, the IED in the …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Police, Terrorism, Torture
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Jeladze v. Georgia

Country: Georgia
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 1871/08
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Mr. Genadi Jeladze, an imprisoned Georgian national, discovered that he had contracted a chronic form of viral Hepatitis C (“HCV”) while in prison. A self-funded medical examination recommended antiviral treatment on an outpatient basis. In response, the prison offered drug treatment which did not include antiviral drugs. Over the next year, Jeladze’s lawyer requested a …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Hepatitis, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Testing
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Joyce Nawila Chiti v. Zambia

Country: Zambia
Year: 2012
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication no. 1303/2004
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to education, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

On 28 October 1997, JC (a military officer) was arrested by Zambian police for an attempted coup d’état. He was severely tortured and charged with treason. While being tortured, he was forced to sign false confessions and to implicate other military officials. Because of the torture, he was hospitalized at various times. On 31 October …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Cancer, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Execution, Forced disappearance, Forced displacement, HIV, HIV positive, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Malnutrition, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Police, Prison conditions, Refugees, Torture
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Application of Justice Health, re a Patient

Country: Australia
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: (2011) 80 NSWLR 354; [2011] NSWSC 432
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Informed consent, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

An inmate in a correction centre (the “patient”) had end-stage lung cancer with, at best, weeks to live. The patient was incompetent to give consent or refuse any medical treatment and had no guardian who could provide substituted consent. The unanimous medical opinion was that further active treatment would be futile, and additional medical opinion …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Informed choice, Inmate, Involuntary treatment, Jail, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Unauthorized treatment
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Brown v. Plata

Country: United States
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 131 S.Ct. 1910 (2011)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

This case involved an appeal from a decision made by a three-judge court that was convened by the Federal District Court to decide the appropriate remedy for violations of the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The violations were the subject of two related Federal District Court cases in California: Coleman v. Brown (1990) …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Cleanliness, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Diabetes, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Heart disease, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Kidney disease, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, Suicide, Waste
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Chimwemwe Mphembedzu v. The Republic

Country: Malawi
Year: 2011
Court: High Court
Citation: Bail Case No. 70 of 2011
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

This case considered whether a prisoner in ill health should be released from prison. The applicant was serving time in prison for murder. He argued that he should be released on bail given his ill health and that the delay in bringing his case to trial was unreasonable. He had been imprisoned since October 2007 …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail
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