218 judgments found.

Wellington R, (on the Application of) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2008] UKHL 72; [2009] UKHRR 450; 25 BHRC 663; [2009] 2 WLR 48; [2009] HRLR 11; [2009] 1 AC 335; [2009] 2 All ER 436
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

W faced two charges of murder in Missouri, United States of America (USA). He was arrested in the United Kingdom (UK) and the USA requested his extradition. In Missouri, the mandatory sentence was death or life without parole, except by the discretion of the Governor. The prosecutor vowed not to seek the death penalty. W …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Torture
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Ciorap v. Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2007
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2007] ECHR 502
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant, Mr. Tudor Ciorap, was incarcerated in a remand centre in Moldova after being arrested on fraud charges. Mr. Ciorap alleged that the conditions of the prison were inhuman as a result of overcrowding (e.g. 1 m2 per person), poor sanitary conditions (e.g. the presence of parasitic insects), and low quantity and quality of …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Food, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Hunger strike, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Starvation, Torture
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Hummatov v. Azerbaijan

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Year: 2007
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 9852/03 and 13413/04
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant, a politician was arrested and detained in a detention centre. He was accused of treason and use of armed forces against the State. The applicant absconded and went into hiding but was caught and arrested. The applicant alleged that he was ill-treated and not allowed to see a doctor during the period of …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assault, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Execution, Food, Health facilities, Health funding, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Respiratory disease, Torture, Tuberculosis
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Khudobin v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 59696/00; (2006) ECHR 898
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Mr. Khudobin, a Russian national, filed an application against the Russian Government for allegedly violating several articles of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”). The applicant was arrested after he was caught supplying heroin to an undercover police agent. He was placed in custody during pre-trial investigations and …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Drug enforcement, Examination, Hepatitis, Heroin, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Inhuman treatment, Insanity, Lung disease, Measles, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Morphine, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Pneumonia, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases
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Testa v. Croatia

Country: Croatia
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 20877/04, 47 Eur. H.R. Rep. 29 (2008)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant, a Croatian prisoner, alleged that the prison authorities violated her rights under Article 3 of the Convention because she was not provided with adequate medical treatment and necessary medical check-ups for her illness (chronic hepatitis), nor did she receive an adequate diet or sufficient opportunity to take necessary rest. Consequently, she lost control over …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cleanliness, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Diet, Hepatitis, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Liver disease, Malnutrition, Sewage, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture
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Titiahonjo v. Cameroon

Country: Cameroon
Year: 2007
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: CCPR/C/91/D/1186/2003
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of expression, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

The author of the communication was the wife of the alleged victim, a Cameroon citizen. The author alleged that a group of police officers broke into her house without a warrant, claiming to be looking for a gun,  and began beating her husband (as well as battering the author, who was in an advanced state …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assault, Childbirth, Cleanliness, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Pregnancy, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement, Starvation, Torture, Violence against women
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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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