218 judgments found.

Chinamora v Angwa Furnishers (PVT) Ltd, et al. (Attorney-General intervening)

Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 1996
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 1997 (2) BCLR 189 (ZS), [1997] 1 LRC 149, (1996) 2 CHRLD 100
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The first respondent had obtained a default judgment against the applicant and a warrant of execution against his property in respect of a debt but was unable to satisfy the judgment debt because the applicant had by that time divested himself of all property. The first respondent then took out a summons calling upon the …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Prison conditions
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Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture, et al. v. Rwanda

Country: Rwanda
Year: 1996
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: (2000) AHRLR 282 (ACHPR 1996); Communications 27/89, 49/91 and 99/93
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Various communications alleged that: (1) Burundian nationals, who had been refugees in Rwanda for several years, were told they had one month to leave the country as they were considered national risks risks due to their “subversive activities”. The refugees were not able to challenge the expulsion in court (2) arbitrary arrests and summary executions …Read more

Tags: Detainee, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Torture
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Sahadath v. Trinidad and Tobago

Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Year: 1996
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 684/1996, CCPR/C/74/D/684/1996
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

R.S. was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. On 8 March 1996, the same day that five other warrants of execution were read (although the prison was only equipped to handle two executions a day), R.S. was read a warrant for his execution, to take place on 13 March 1996. Along with a psychiatrist, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detention, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incapacity, Incarceration, Incompetence, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Insanity, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Prison conditions, Psychiatry
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Tshishimbi v. Zaire

Country: Congo, DRC
Year: 1996
Court: Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No 542/1993
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Tshishimbi (T) had been a military adviser and bodyguard for the prime minister in a government politically opposed to the president. Members of the government and their advisors had been subjected to constant surveillance, harassment and bullying from military and paramilitary groups loyal to the president. T was abducted in March 1993, although the exact …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Forced disappearance, Inhuman treatment
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Francis v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1995
Court: United Nations Humans Right Committee
Citation: Communication No 606/1994
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

Francis (F) had been convicted of murder and sentenced to death in February 1980. An appeal was dismissed in November 1981 and in October 1987 a note of the oral judgment was produced but nothing written was issued. His lawyers had apparently stated that they could find no grounds to argue on his behalf with …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Insanity, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Paranoia, Prison conditions, Psychiatry
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Griffin v. Spain

Country: Spain
Year: 1995
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: U.N. H.R. Comm., U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/53/D/493/1992 (Apr. 5, 1995).
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, 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 privacy
Facts:

The petitioner, a Canadian citizen, was arrested along with two acquaintances when the group attempted to enter Spain with large quantities of hashish concealed in their vehicle. The petitioner claimed to have no knowledge of the contraband, and his acquaintances also told police that he was innocent of any wrongdoing. Nevertheless, the examining magistrate incarcerated …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Drug use, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, People who use drugs, Police, Prison conditions, Torture
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Peart and Peart v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1995
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication Nos. 464 & 482/1991
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Peart and Peart (A and G) were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1988. They claimed that their conviction was based on the uncorroborated evidence of an eyewitness, evidence which had conflicted with a written statement previously made to the police but which they had not been allowed to see before or during …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Prison
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Simms v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1995
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 541/1993
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Simms (S) was awaiting execution following his conviction for murder in 1988 which was based on identification evidence. S complained about weaknesses in the identification evidence, the failure of the judge to direct the jury properly about that evidence, the inadequacy of the representation provided by his legal aid lawyer, the absence of an opportunity …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail
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El-Megreisi v. Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Country: Libya
Year: 1994
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 440/1990
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

El-Megreisi (E) alleged that his family home was searched at dawn by the security police and that his brother, having been asked to leave with them to assist in an unspecified security matter, never returned. He also alleged that after over three years had elapsed, his brother’s wife was allowed to visit him in a …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Detainee, Detention, Forced disappearance, Inhuman treatment, Torture
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Hurtado v. Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
Year: 1994
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Case No. 37/1993/432/511 [1994] ECHR 280
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Facts:

While arresting Mr. Hurtado, Swiss police officers threw a stun grenade, forced Mr. Hurtado to the ground, and handcuffed and hooded him. The officers allegedly then beat Mr. Hurtado until he lost consciousness, and he was not allowed to change out of his dirty clothes for at least a day. Mr. Hurtado asked to see …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Inhuman treatment, Law enforcement, Police
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