CASE OF TAMAŠAUSKAS AND RADZEVIČIUS v. LITHUANIA

Country: Lithuania
Year: 2018
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2018] ECHR 838
Facts:

The case originated in two applications against the Republic of Lithuania lodged with the European Court of Human Rights Cour under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (hereinafter “the Convention”) by two Lithuanian nationals, Mr Osvaldas Tamašauskas (“the first applicant”) and Mr Haroldas Radzevičius (“the second applicant”). …Read more

Tags: Freedom from Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, prisons
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JOO v. Attorney General & six others

Country: Kenya
Year: 2018
Court: High Court of Kenya at Bungoma
Citation: [2018] eKLR
Facts:

The Petitioner, Josephine Majani, was a woman from a poor economic background, who was in need of maternal care. As she could not afford private medical care, she went to Bungoma County Referral Hospital, a public health care facility that ought to provide free maternal health care following a Presidential directive that was issued on …Read more

Tags: Freedom from Torture and Cruel, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Medicines, Right of Access to Information, Right to Health, Sexual and reproductive health
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MP v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: Sri Lanka, United Kingdom
Year: 2018
Court: Court of Justice of the European Union
Citation: (2018) C-353/16
Facts:

The appellant, MP, was detained and tortured by the Sir Lankan security forces because he was a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. MP subsequently moved to the United Kingdom in 2005, where he sought asylum, in 2009, on the basis that he would be at further risk of ill-treatment if he returned …Read more

Tags: Freedom from Torture and Cruel, Health care and health services, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Mental health, Right to Health
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Mwewa et al. v Zambia (Attorney General) et al.

Country: Zambia
Year: 2017
Court: High Court of Zambia
Citation: [2017] ZMHC 77
Facts:

The petitioners, Gordon Maddox Mwewa, Mulima Santa Kasote, and Sylvester Katontoka were involuntarily detained in Chainama Hills Hospital following periods of mental health issues. Out of the three petitioners, Kasote and Katontoka were arrested and detained by police officers according to the Mental Disorders Act. They filed the petition before the High Court of Zambia …Read more

Tags: Freedom from Discrimination, Freedom from Torture and Cruel, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Mental health, prisons, Public safety, Right to Health, Right to Liberty and Security of Person, Right to Property, violence
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Dvořáček v. Czech Republic

Country:
Year: 2014
Court: 2014
Citation: ECHR 328 (2014)
Facts:

This case is concerned with the conditions surrounding the compulsory admission of the applicant, Mr. Dvořáček, to a psychiatric hospital to undergo, what the European Court of Human Rights described as, “protective sexological treatment”. The applicant was diagnosed with Wilson’s disease in 1999 and was also found to be afflicted with hebephilia owing to which …Read more

Tags: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Freedom from Torture and Cruel, Hospitals, Informed consent, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Mental health, Right to bodily integrity, sexual and reproductive rights
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Pitalev v. Russia

Country:
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 34393/03
Facts:

The case originated as an application against the Russian Federation filed with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (hereinafter the Convention) by a Russian national, Mr. Sergey Gennadyevich Pitalev ( hereinafter the applicant) in 2003. The primary concern is the case was about the …Read more

Tags: Diet and nutrition: Food safety, Freedom from Torture and Cruel, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, prisons, water sanitation and hygiene
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CASE OF TADEVOSYAN v. ARMENIA

Country: Armenia
Year: 2008
Court: The European Court of Human Rights (Third Section),
Citation: Application no. 41698/04
Facts:

The applicant, Mr. Myasnik Tadevosyan, was a regional leader of the opposition party. He was arrested twice in 2004 and sentenced to ten-day detention each time for disobeying official orders and for using foul language with an officer. The applicant alleged that the arrest had been orchestrated to prevent him from participating in political demonstrations …Read more

Tags: Freedom from Torture and Cruel, Health care and health services, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, prisons, Right to Due Process/Fair Trial, Right to Liberty and Security of Person, sanitation and hygiene, Water
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