91 judgments found.

Rodríguez, Karina Verónica v. Estado Nacional et. al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: R. 1148. XLI
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to food
Facts:

Plaintiff filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the Province of Buenos Aires and the Federal State  alleging that, due to omissions attributable to both states, her children suffered from malnutrition. She requested that the Court issue a provisional measure ordering the respondents to promptly satisfy the most basic nutritional and …Read more

Tags: Children, Diet, Food, Indigent, Malnutrition, Pediatric health, Poor
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Sesana v. Attorney General

Country: Botswana
Year: 2006
Court: High Court - Lobatse
Citation: Misca. No. 52 of 2002
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to participation, Right to property
Facts:

In March 2002, the Botswana Government terminated certain basic services to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), including access to: Drinking water; Maintenance of borehole water; Rations to registered destitute; Rations to registered orphans; Transport for the applicants’ children to and from school; and Healthcare to the applicants through mobile clinics and ambulance services. The …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Child development, Children, Drinking water, Food, Forced displacement, Hunger, Indigenous groups, Indigent, Informed choice, Low income, Minor, Poor, Potable water, Primary care, Refugees, Starvation, Underprivileged
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Dbeis and Ors. v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 283 (May); [2005] EWCA Civ 584
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to education, Right to family life
Facts:

The case was brought by a Lebanese citizen who had come to the UK in order to seek asylum for herself and her two children on the basis of persecution for her religious beliefs. Her claim for asylum on this ground was rejected, but she challenged her removal on the basis that removal would result …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Degrading treatment, Immigration, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Noncommunicable diseases, Poor, Underprivileged
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Gbemre v. Shell Petroleum Development Company and Others

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2005
Court: High Court, Benin Division
Citation: Suit No. FHC/B/CS/53/05; (2005) AHRLR 151 (NgHC 2005)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health care and health services, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to life
Facts:

Applicants, residents of Iwherekan community in the Delta State of Nigeria, applied for an order enforcing their fundamental right to life and dignity of human person as provided by sections 22(1) and 34(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (the “Constitution”) and articles 4, 16, and 24 of the African Charter …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Air pollution, Asthma, Biohazard, Biosafety, Cancer, Clean water, Climate change, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Global warming, Indigent, Low income, Lung disease, Poisoning, Pollution, Poor, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Toxic waste, Water pollution
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Medicross v. Prime Cure Holdings

Country: South Africa
Year: 2005
Court: Competition Tribunal
Citation: Case no 11/LM/Mar05
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Facts:

The Competition Tribunal examined a merger between Medicross Healthcare Group (Pty) Ltd (Medicross) and Prime Cure Holdings (Pty) Ltd, companies providing primary care healthcare services to medical aid schemes. The transaction envisaged that Medicross would acquire the entire share capital of, and loan claims against, Prime Cure. Prime Cure manages and administers 45 primary healthcare …Read more

Tags: Health care technology, Health insurance, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Primary care, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Moiwana Community v. Suriname

Country: Suriname
Year: 2005
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Moiwana Community v. Surin., Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 124 (June 15, 2005).
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Poverty, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to property
Facts:

The village of Moiwana, consisting of N’djuka people of African descent, was attacked in November 1986 by members of the armed forces of Suriname, who allegedly massacred  40 men, women and children, and “razed the village to the ground.” Members of Moiwana practiced hunting, farming, and fishing as their means of subsistence. Following the massacre, …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Assault, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Indigent, Law enforcement, Low income, Military, Militias, Police, Poor, Refugees, Underprivileged
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Moiwana Community v. Suriname

Country: Suriname
Year: 2005
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Moiwana Community v. Surin., Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 124 (June 15, 2005).
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Mental health, Poverty, 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 property
Facts:

The village of Moiwana, consisting of N’djuka people of African descent, was attacked in November 1986 by members of the armed forces of Suriname, who allegedly massacred  40 men, women and children, and “razed the village to the ground.” Members of Moiwana practiced hunting, farming, and fishing as their means of subsistence. Following the massacre, …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Assault, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Indigent, Law enforcement, Low income, Military, Militias, Police, Poor, Refugees, Underprivileged
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Moldovan and Others v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 41138/98 and 64320/01; (2007) 44 EHRR 16
Health Topics: Poverty, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life
Facts:

The applicants were 25 Romanian nationals of Roma origin that faced attacks against their property and persons during a riot and the following few days. By the time of the present case, 18 of the applicants had participated in a friendly settlement and only seven remained as parties to this judgment. In September 1993, a …Read more

Tags: Assault, Degrading treatment, Humiliating treatment, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Underprivileged
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Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Adam; Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Limbuela; Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Tesema

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2005] UKHL 66
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

Section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (‘the Act’) authorized the Home Secretary to provide or arrange for the provision of support for asylum-seekers and their dependents who appeared to be destitute, as defined, or likely to become so within a prescribed period. L, A and T, from Angola, Ethiopia and the Sudan …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Degrading treatment, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Immigration, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Poor, Refugees, Torture, Underprivileged
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Yakye Axa Indigenous Community of the Enxet-Lengua People v. Paraguay

Country: Paraguay
Year: 2005
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Series C No. 125, June 17, 2005
Health Topics: Aging, Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to food, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to life, Right to property, Right to water and sanitation, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

Petitioners, leaders of the Yakye Axa indigenous community of the Enxet-Lengua people, filed suit against the Republic of Paraguay alleging violations articles 4 (right to life) and 25 (right to judicial Protection) of the American Convention on Human Rights (the Convention). They further alleged that Paraguay ignored article 27 of the International Covenant on Civil …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Child development, Children, Clean water, Diet, Drinking water, Elderly, Food shortages, Hunger, Indigenous groups, Indigenous medicine, Indigent, Low income, Malnutrition, Minor, Older persons, Pediatric health, Poor, Potable water, Primary care, Safe drinking water, Senior citizens, Starvation, Stunting, Underprivileged
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