5 judgments found.

Brincat and Ors. v. Malta

Country: Malta
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application Nos. 60908/11, 62110/11, 62129/11, 62312/11 and 62338/11
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to life
Facts:

From 1968 to early 2003 the applicants were employees at the state-owned Malta Drydocks Corporation (MDC), where they alleged they were exposed to asbestos. The applicants also alleged that the asbestos particles settled in their clothing and were carried home, affecting their private life. Asbestos had been known to be dangerous since the 1950s, however, …Read more

Tags: Asbestos, Cancer, Industrial hygiene, Noncommunicable diseases, Occupational health and safety, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases
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Case 2006-147

Country: Belgium
Year: 2006
Court: Constitutional Court [Court Constiutionelle]
Citation: No. 3842. C. C., n°2006-147, 28 September 2006
Health Topics: Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

The region of Wallonia brought a claim before the Court challenging a 1996 Royal Decree limiting the stocking of inflammable and combustible products in the workplace. The Decree created a law to address safety concerns in stocking such products and protect the well-being of all workers in the worksite. The applicant challenged the jurisdictional validity …Read more

Tags: Industrial hygiene, Job safety, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions
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Janssen v. Germany

Country: Germany
Year: 1999
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 23959/94, 2001 Eur. Ct. H.R. 879 (2001).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

German applicants filed a claim alleging violation of Article 6 § 1 (right to fair trial) of the Convention by the German courts when the case their mother commenced regarding her asbestos dust-related lung disease was not heard within a reasonable amount of time. The husband of the original plaintiff, Mrs. Gretel Janssen, worked as …Read more

Tags: Asbestos, Health insurance, Industrial hygiene, Lung disease, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Pulmonary diseases, Reimbursement, Respiratory diseases, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Subhash Kumar v. State of Bihar and others

Country: India
Year: 1991
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: A.I.R. 1991 S.C. 420 (India).
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner, an influential businessman, filed a public interest litigation claim against two iron and steel companies, which the petitioner claimed had created health risks by dumping surplus waste from factory washeries in the form of sludge and slurry into the nearby Bokaro river. According to the petitioner, the sludge and slurry had been deposited …Read more

Tags: Biohazard, Biosafety, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Industrial hygiene, Industrial waste, Toxic waste, Water pollution
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United States v. Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Country: United States
Year: 1980
Court: 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 638 F.2d 570 (3d Cir. 1980)
Health Topics: Health information, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions, Right to privacy
Facts:

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) began a health hazard evaluation of a Westinghouse Electric Corporation plant in Pennsylvania after receiving a request from an authorized union representative from Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Physicians and an industrial hygienist employed by NIOSH did walk-through inspections of the plant. The inspecting physicians suspected that the …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, Health data, Health records, Industrial hygiene, Job safety, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Notification, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Secrecy
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