146 judgments found.

Brânduse v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 6586/03
Health Topics: Environmental health, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to a clean environment, Right to privacy, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

B, a Romanian national, was sentenced to ten years in prison for fraud by the Court of Appeal of Timisoara. In January 2003 B lodged an application with the European Court of Human Rights based on the conditions of his detention in the prisons of Arad and Timisoara. B alleged that Romania violated Article 3 (prohibition of torture) of the European …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Cleanliness, Custody, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Pollution, Prison conditions, Sewage, Trash, Waste, Waste management
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Case 2008-48-01

Country: Latvia
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Case No. 2008-48-01, Latvia (2008)
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff argued that the Sentence Execution Code of Latvia, Sec. 74 (2)(the “impugned regulation”) which prohibited convicted persons in solitary confinement from having walks violated his constitutional right to health.  In April 2009, the parliament had amended the impuged regulation, allowing for daily  one-hour walks, but such amendment was not set to come into …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Prison conditions, Seclusion, Solitary confinement, Torture
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Case of Kapryowski v. Poland

Country: Canada
Year: 2009
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2009] ECHR 23052/05
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Since 1996 the applicant had suffered from a number of health issues including epilepsy and dementia. The applicant was also a recidivist offender and was regularly in and out of prison, serving his sentences in various detention establishments across Poland. The focus of the applicant’s complaint was on his treatment during his imprisonment at Poznań …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions
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Enea v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 74912/01
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The plaintiff, Salvatore Enea, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for crimes related to mafia-type criminal organization, drug trafficking, and illegal possession of firearms. The Minister of Justice ordered the plaintiff be subject to a special prison regime for one year due to the danger he presented to society. The regime included restricting family …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Prison conditions, Torture
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Eugen Gabriel Radu v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 3036/04
Health Topics: Disabilities, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The plaintiff, Eugen Gabriel Radu, a Romanian national, applied to the European Court of Human Rights claiming that the conditions in the Romanian prison Bucarest-Jilava violated Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which prohibits torture and inhumane or degrading treatment. The plaintiff was sentenced in 2001 and again in 2006 for aggravated …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Disabled, Handicapped, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Physically challenged, Prison conditions, Waste management
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Marian Stoicescu v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 12934/02
Health Topics: Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The plaintiff, Marian Stoicescu, a Romanian national, applied to the European Court of Human Rights in 2002 alleging that the conditions in the Romanian prison Bucarest-Jilava violated Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, prohibiting torture and inhumane or degrading treatment. In 2000, the plaintiff was sentenced to 8 years in prison for …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Drinking water Potable water, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Safe drinking water, Waste management
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Masangano v. Attorney General

Country: Malawi
Year: 2009
Court: High Court at Lilongwe
Citation: 2009 AHRLR 353 (MHC 2009)
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Gable Masango, a prisoner serving a twelve-year prison term in Malawi, brought suit against Malawian government officials claiming the conditions of his and his fellow prisoners’ imprisonment violated the Republic of Malawi Constitution and the Prison Regulations of the Prisons Act (“Prison Regulations”). The prisoner alleged that the prison provided insufficient resources, including insufficient diet …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Food, Food shortages, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Malnutrition, Prison conditions, TB, Torture, Tuberculosis
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Slawomir Musial v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 28300/06
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant, a Polish national, alleged a violation of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the “Convention”) based on inadequate medical care during his detention in various Polish detention centers, as well as the overcrowding and poor conditions in those same facilities. In April of 2005, the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Suicide
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Stojanovic v. Serbia

Country: Serbia
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 34425/04
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to privacy, Right to social security
Facts:

The applicant is a 53 year-old prisoner in Serbia who complains of the refusal of the State to provide free dentures and of interference with his correspondence by prison authorities. The applicant suffered from paradontosis which caused the loss of teeth. On February 13, 2004 the applicant was examined by the prison dentist and was …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Health care technology, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Indigent, Inmate, Jail, Low income, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Szuluk v. The United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 36936/05
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, an inmate in prison, appealed to the European Court of Human Rights because he wanted to correspond privately with an external medical specialist. In 2001, the applicant suffered a brain hemorrhage while he was on bail awaiting trial for a conspiracy to sell drugs. He underwent surgery twice before being discharged to prison. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health care professionals, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail
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