91 judgments found.

Omeredo v. Austria

Country: Austria
Year: 2010
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 8969/11
Health Topics: Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

Ms Omeredo fled Nigeria in May 2003 to escape her village’s custom of female genital mutilation (FGM) and applied for asylum in Austria. The Federal Asylum Office and the Asylum Court rejected her application on the same grounds, namely that the applicant was expected to make use of the state’s protection by fleeing within Nigeria …Read more

Tags: Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Female genital mutilation, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Low income, Poor, Torture, Underprivileged, Violence against women, Women’s Health
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Oyal v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2010
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 4864/05, Eur. Ct. H.R. (unpublished) (2010).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The primary applicant, the child of the second two applicants, was born prematurely and diagnosed with an “inguinal and umbilical hernia.” The child required a number of blood and plasma transfusions during the first two months of life, and the applicant parents purchased the required blood and plasma quantities from the Turkish Red Cross. Four …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Blood transfusion, Children, Compensation, Damages, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Indigent, Low income, Minor, Most-at-risk, Negligence, Out-of-pocket expenditures, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Poor, Remedies, Standard of care, Subsidies, Testing, Tort, Underprivileged
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Toussaint v. Canada (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2010
Court: Federal Court
Citation: (2010) FC 810
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant challenged the decision of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (‘CIC’) to deny her coverage under the Interim Federal Health Program (‘IFHP’) for her medical care, hospitalization, and related expenses. At the time the applicant began seeking medical services, she was illegally in Canada; her temporary resident visa had expired, and she had not …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Diabetes, Emergency care, Essential medicines, Examination, Health funding, Health regulation, Humiliating treatment, Immigrants, Immigration, Indigent, Kidney disease, Low income, Migrants, Physically challenged, Poor, Pulmonary disease, Testing, Underprivileged
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All India Lawyers Union v. Government of NCT of Delhi and Others

Country: India
Year: 2009
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: WP(C) No.5410/199
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

In 1986, the Delhi Capital Government (“GNCTD”) decided to convert the vacant Players’ Building into a multi-specialty hospital on a ‘no profit, no loss’ basis and invited offers from private institutions. GNTCD issued a notice stating that the vacant building along with the land was to be made available free of cost provided that the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Health facilities, Health funding, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Secondary care, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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K.H. and Others v. Slovakia

Country: Slovakia
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 32881/04, 49 Eur. Ct. H.R. 34 (2009).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life
Facts:

The eight applicants were women of Roma ethnicity, who suspected that they had been sterilized during caesarian section deliveries at two different hospitals. The applicants obtained legal representation, who attempted to examine and obtain copies of their medical records. These requests were denied by the hospitals. The applicants then brought actions against the hospitals in …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Compulsory sterilization, Compulsory treatment, Disclosure, Family planning, Fertility, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health data, Health records, Health regulation, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Infertility, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Low income, Mandatory sterilization, Maternal health, Medical records, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, Poor, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Secrecy, Sterilization, Tort, Unauthorized treatment, Underprivileged
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Nokotyana v. Ekurhuleni Municipality

Country: South Africa
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: (CCT 31/09) [2009] ZACC 33; 2010 (4) BCLR 312 (CC) (19 November 2009)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to work
Facts:

This was an appeal from an order of the South Gauteng High Court. The Applicants were members of the Harry Gwala Informal Settlement (Settlement). They approached the High Court for an order against the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (Municipality) to install communal water taps, temporary sanitation facilities, refuse removal facilitation and high-mast lighting in key areas, …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Drinking water, Emergency care, Garbage, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Sewage, Trash, Underprivileged, Waste management, Water-borne disease
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R (on the application of YA) v. Secretary of State for Health

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2009] EWCA Civ 225
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

YA was a Palestinian diagnosed with liver problems. He had been involved with Hamas but, when asked to participate in a political assassination, fled to Egypt. In Egypt, YA’s liver problems worsened, but he could not access medical treatment because of inadequate medical facilities. Therefore, he flew to London and claimed asylum. His claim for …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Health funding, Immigration, Indigent, Liver disease, Migrants, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Refugees, Reimbursement, Underprivileged
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Roma Drug, et al. v. Glaxo SmithKline, et al.

Country: Philippines
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 149907
Health Topics: Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to property
Facts:

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) raided Roma Drug and five other drug stores at the request of SmithKline Beecham Research Limited (SmithKline), the authorized local distributor for its London-based parent company. In the raid, the NBI and BFAD seized several imported medicines sold by the drug …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Clinical testing, Clinical trials, Drug quality, Drug safety, Drug testing, Generic drugs, Indigent, Intellectual property, Low income, Manufacturing, Patents, Pharmaceuticals, Poor, Spurious medicines, TRIPS
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Stojanovic v. Serbia

Country: Serbia
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 34425/04
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to privacy, Right to social security
Facts:

The applicant is a 53 year-old prisoner in Serbia who complains of the refusal of the State to provide free dentures and of interference with his correspondence by prison authorities. The applicant suffered from paradontosis which caused the loss of teeth. On February 13, 2004 the applicant was examined by the prison dentist and was …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Health care technology, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Indigent, Inmate, Jail, Low income, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Charles Lukeyen Nabori, et al. v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2008
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition 466 of 2006
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disasters and emergencies, Environmental health, Health systems and financing, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to a clean environment, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The petitioners were pastoralists and communal landowners in the Baringo District in Rift Valley Province, Kenya. The petitioners alleged that the respondents (the Attorney-General, the Minister for Environmental and Natural Resources, the National Environment Management Authority, and the County Council of Baringo) were liable for violating their rights to life (under Section 71 of the …Read more

Tags: Asthma, Budget, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Forced displacement, Herbicide, Indigenous groups, Indigent, Manmade disaster, Poisoning, Poor, Precautionary principle, Refugees, Respiratory diseases
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