212 judgments found.

Walter Obodzinsky, et al. v. Canada

Country: Canada
Year: 2007
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 1124/2002, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/89/D/1124/2002 (2007)
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to acquire nationality, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The author, an elderly Canadian national in poor health, alleged that citizenship revocation proceedings against him violated his rights under articles 6, 7, 9, 14, and 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the “Covenant”). The author was a Polish national who came to Canada in 1946 under a government order where …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Elderly, Heart disease, Humiliating treatment, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Older persons, Senior citizens, Torture
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Boumediene, et al. v. Bosnia-Herzegovina

Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Year: 2006
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 38703/06, 40123/06, 43301/06, 43302/06, 2131/07 and 2141/07
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of religion, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Six individuals took their case to the European Court of Human Rights against Bosnia and Herzegovina for failing to assist them during their removal to and detention at Guantanamo Bay. Lakhdar Boumediene, Hadj Boudelaa, Mustafa Ait Idir, Mohamed Nechla, Belkacem Bensayah and Saber Lahmar were all detained at Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of having planned …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Examination, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Hunger strike, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Terrorism, Torture
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Bowe (Junior) & Anor v. R.

Country: Bahamas
Year: 2006
Court: Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Citation: [2006] UKPC 10
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

B was convicted of murder and sentenced to death pursuant to s 3121 of the Penal Code which required the death penalty for any defendant convicted of murder. D was convicted of murder and also sentenced to death. Both B and D petitioned the Privy Council seeking leave to challenge the constitutionality of the mandatory requirement that …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Inhuman treatment, Torture
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Case 572 (T.D.Z. Case)

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2006
Court: Sofia City Court
Citation: Sofia CC 2006 - Decision No. 572. 1st instance of T.D.Z. Case
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

T.D.Z. suffered from cancer and was prescribed an active treatment in 1998, which obtained good results. In 2002, T.D.Z. required chemical injections in order to induce binding menopause after which she was required to take hormone replacements. The Ministry of Health, however, was unable to provide T.D.Z. with the injections (Zodalex®) for April and May …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Budget, Cancer, Compensation, Cruel treatment, Damages, Depression, Employment, Essential medicines, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Inadequate treatment, Inhuman treatment, Non-pecuniary damage, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Reimbursement, Social security
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Jalloh v. Germany

Country: Germany
Year: 2006
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 54810/00, 44 Eur. H.R. Rep. 32 (2007).
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Jalloh brought an action before the European Court of Human Rights (the Court), arguing that the administration of emetics by force by German officials had constituted a serious interference with his physical integrity and posed a serious threat to his health and life. Jalloh was a suspected drug dealer who was arrested by the police …Read more

Tags: Cocaine, Compulsory treatment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Drug enforcement, Forced treatment, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory treatment, Morphine, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Torture
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Melnik v. Ukraine

Country: Ukraine
Year: 2006
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 72286/01, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2006).
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Mental health, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant, a private citizen of Ukraine, was convicted in the Vinnytsia District Court for the unlawful possession of a quantity of opium with the premeditated intent to sell along with a group of persons. The District Court sentenced the applicant to five years imprisonment. During the trial, the applicant had refused the representation of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Cleanliness, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Drug abuse, Drug use, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Opioids, Opium, People who use drugs, Prison conditions, Substance abuse, TB, Tuberculosis
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Miguel Castro-Castro Prison v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2006
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R., Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 160 (Nov. 25, 2006).
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Mental health, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

During the conflict between armed groups and government forces that lasted from the 1980s until 2000, the government of Alberto Fujimori issued a law decree on April 6, 1992, ordering “the reorganization of the National Penitentiary Institute (INPE) and put[ting] the National Police of Peru in charge of the control of security at the penitentiaries.” …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Assault, Childbirth, Clean water, Cleanliness, Compulsory examination, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Dehydration, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Drinking water, Emergency care, Execution, Forced examination, Health records, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Involuntary examination, Jail, Law enforcement, Maternal health, Medical records, Military, Militias, Police, Pregnancy, Prison conditions, Rape, Safe drinking water, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Solitary confinement, TB, Torture, Tuberculosis, Violence against women
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Prosecutor v. Šešelj (Urgent Order to the Dutch Authorities regarding Health and Welfare of the Accused)

Country:
Year: 2006
Court: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Citation: Case number IT-03-67-T
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The case concerned the welfare of an Accused who undertook a hunger strike while one of his appeals was pending. The Accused was self-represented and displayed significant disdain for the proceedings of the Tribunal. On July 4, 2006, the Tribunal made a decision as to the production and availability of documents to the Accused, stipulating …Read more

Tags: Conscientious objection, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Food, Humiliating treatment, Hunger strike, Inhuman treatment, Starvation, Torture
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R (on the application of Al Rawi and Ors.) v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealh Affairs

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court of Judicature, Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court
Citation: [2006] EWHC 972 (Admin)
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Mental health, Prisons, Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The claimants were three men detained in Guantanamo Bay prison and their families. None of the claimants were British nationals, but each had been a long-term resident of the United Kingdom and two had family members who were UK citizens. Two of the claimants were refugees who has received asylum in the UK. Whilst in …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Armed conflict, Asylum, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Hunger strike, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Migrants, Military, Prison conditions, Refugees, Sexual abuse, Solitary confinement, Terrorism, Threat of violence, Torture
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Rosaria Mashita Katakwe v. Hakasenke, et al.

Country: Zambia
Year: 2006
Court: High Court for Zambia
Citation: 2006/HP/0327
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Rosaria Mashita Katakwe, a 13-year-old girl, was raped by her teacher Edward Hakasenke. She developed a sexually transmitted infection as a result of the rape and tested for HIV/AIDS. The Headmaster of the school had been warned before with respect to a prior relationship of the teacher with another girl in the school. The defendant …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Children, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Diagnostics, Examination, HIV, HIV positive, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Minor, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Testing, Transmission, Violence against women
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