218 judgments found.

Glossip et al. v. Gross et al.

Country: United States
Year: 2015
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 576 U.S. __ (2015)
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The state of Oklahoma adopted lethal injection as its method of execution for inmates on death row. The injection consisted of a three-drug protocol of (1) sodium thiopental (a barbiturate) to induce unconsciousness, (2) a paralytic agent to inhibit all muscular-skeletal movements, and (3) potassium chloride to induce cardiac arrest. The Supreme Court had previously ruled …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Torture
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Millicent Awuor Omuya& 1 Or. v. Attorney General & 4 Ors.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2015
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 562 of 2012
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The petitioners were two women who gave birth and were detained by Pumwani Hospital when they could not pay maternity fees in full upon discharge. The first petitioner was referred to the hospital with a potential breech birth and was detained for 24 days after discharge when she was unable to pay her hospital bill. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Caesarean, Childbirth, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Humiliating treatment, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Low income, Maternal health, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Monim Elgak, Osman Hummeida and Amir Suliman v Sudan

Country: Sudan
Year: 2015
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Citation: Communication 379/09
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The complainants were human rights activists who were arrested, tortured and ill-treated by the Intelligence Services of Sudan. They were also compelled to leave Sudan. Mr. Suliman’s human rights organization was further shut down by the Sudanese Authorities. During the interrogation, the authorities threatened to kill and rape Mr. Hummeida. He was further denied medical …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assault, Bullying, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Heart diseases, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Law enforcement, Torture
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Wong Ho Wing v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2015
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Wong Ho Wing, a Chinese citizen, was wanted by the judicial authorities of Hong Kong, China for smuggling, money laundering, bribery, and tax evasion. He was arrested at the Lima airport as he attempted to enter Peru from the United States. China and Peru had entered into an extradition treaty in 2001 that obligated both …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Torture
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Amirov v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2014
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2014] EHCR 51857/13
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

Amirov is a local politician who was arrested and charged in June 2013 with attempted murder, attempting to organize a terrorist attack, and related charges. Amirov was paralyzed in 1993 and requires constant medical care.   Amirov argued that he should not be detained pending trial because of his poor health, age and position in the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment Health facilities, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diabetes, Handicapped, heart disease neurological diseases, Hepatitis, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Kidney disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Physically challenged, Prison conditions
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Blessington, et al. v. Australia

Country: Australia
Year: 2014
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 1968/2010; CCPR/C/112/D/1968/2010
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The claimants, who were serving life imprisonment sentences, claimed that the state of Australia had violated articles 7, 10, 15 and 24 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“Covenant”), particularly the right to freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, and/or degrading treatment. The claimants were jointly tried for the murder, abduction, and …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment
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DD v. Secretary of State for Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2014
Court: Royal Courts of London
Citation: [2014] EWHC 3820 (Admin)
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The claimant, DD, a Somali man, was granted asylum and indefinite leave to remain shortly after his arrival in the UK in 2003. Due to his involvement in fundraising for Al-Shabaab, a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measure (TPIM) was imposed in 2012. He was charged with breaching the TPIM, remanded into custody, and was sentenced …Read more

Tags: Custody, Degrading treatment, Depression, Detention, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Mental disability, Mental illness, Psychiatry, Psychosis, Refugees, Schizophrenia, Solitary confinement, Terrorism, Torture, Trauma
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Mr. X v. Argentina

Country: Argentina
Year: 2014
Court: Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Citation: Communication No. 8/2012
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

This case involves a claimant that repeatedly requested house arrest due to disability, but was denied house arrest and held in a prison he claims lacks the infrastructure necessary to maintain his right to health and dignity. Claimant was being held in pretrial detention at a prison complex. With authorization of the court, he underwent …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Disabled, Emergency care, Examination, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Neurological diseases, Physically challenged, Prison conditions
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Petrova v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2014
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: ECHR 181 (2014)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant’s son at the age of 23 was in a car accident and sustained very serious injuries. He had to be operated on but his condition became worse after her surgery and he died. After a few months, she discovered that her son’s kidneys and spleen had been removed for organ transplantation after his …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Degrading treatment, Emergency care, Health facilities, Inhuman treatment, Patient choice, Public hospitals
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Shatrughan Chauhan and another v. Union of India and others

Country: India
Year: 2014
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Writ Petition 55 of 2013
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Fifteen criminal convicts sentenced to the death penalty challenged their sentences as in violation of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, which protects the right to life. They claimed that the executive orders rejecting their mercy petitions were passed without considering supervening events, including delay, insanity, solitary confinement, and procedural lapses. Two convicts alleged that the …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Insanity, Isolation, Jail, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Psychiatry, Psychology, Schizophrenia, Solitary confinement, Torture
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