147 judgments found.

Juvenile Reeducation Institute v. Paraguay

Country: Paraguay
Year: 2004
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 112 (Sept. 2, 2004).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Nine inmates died from a fire at juvenile detention center “Colonel Panchito López” Juvenile Reeducation Institute (Center), one inmate died from a bullet wound sustained at the Center, and 37 inmates sustained injuries and smoke inhalation from three fires at the Center. The Center was under the authority of the Ministry of Justice and Labor …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Addiction, Child development, Children, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Depression, Drug abuse, Drug use, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Minor, Prison conditions, Torture
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Odafe and Others v. Attorney-General and Others

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2004
Court: High Court, Port Harcourt Division
Citation: Suit No. FHC/PH/CS/680/2003; (2004) AHRLR 205 (NgHC 2004) 
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Applicants were detainees living with HIV. They had been awaiting trial for up to four years. The Applicants claimed that their continuous detention and segregation from the general prison population was a violation of their rights to dignity of the human person and freedom from discrimination in sections 34(1)(a) and 42(1) of the Constitution. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture
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Samuel Kaunda and Others v. President of the Republic of South Africa, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2004
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [2004] ZACC 5
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
Facts:

The applicants in this case were 69 South African citizens held in Zimbabwe on a variety of charges, including the possession of and attempt to smuggle dangerous weapons. The applicants initially brought a claim before the High Court seeking to require that the South African Government: (1) take steps to have them extradited to South Africa so that …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Migrants, Prison conditions
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Tracy Lee Housel v. United States

Country: United States
Year: 2004
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 16/04, Petition 129/02, February 27, 2004; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.122, Doc. 5 rev. 1 at 504, 23 February 2005
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, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

This report addresses the admissibility of a petition that alleged the United States failed to fulfill its obligations under the American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man (the Declaration). Petitioners were Barristers with Tooks Court, London, a Solicitor with Lovells, London, and representatives of the Federal Defender Program, Atlanta, Georgia. Tracy Lee Housel …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Torture
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Aliev v. Ukraine

Country: Ukraine
Year: 2003
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 41220/98
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to family life
Facts:

The applicant was arrested and detained in Krasnodar, Russia and was transferred to a detention facility. The applicant was convicted of conspiring and carrying out organized crime, aiding and abetting and attempting murder. He was sentence to death by the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court. On the same day he was moved to cells …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Examination, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement
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Case 1716-2003-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2003
Court: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia]
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

After being violently captured during an attempted escape from prison, Carlos Orlando and Rubén Suárez Saavedra, the sons of the plaintiff, were in need of medical treatment. Carlos Orlando was suffering from appendicitis, an inflamed gallbladder, and a broken rib while Rubén had AIDS and was experiencing pulmonary tuberculosis, immunodeficiency, symptoms of depression, and a …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Assault, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Depression, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Police, TB, Tuberculosis
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De’Lonta v. Angelone

Country: United States
Year: 2003
Court: 4th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 330 F.3d 630 (2003)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The Appellant, Ophelia Azriel De’lonta (born Michael A. Stokes), a Virginia inmate suffering from gender identity disorder (GID) (also known as gender dysphoria or transsexualism), brought suit against the Respondents, the Director of and doctors at the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC), alleging that they inflicted cruel and unusual punishment on her, in violation of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Detention, Gender identity, Hormone therapy, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Intersex, Jail, Pharmaceuticals, Secondary care, Sex reassignment, Tertiary care, Torture, Transgender, Transsexual
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Khokhlich v. Ukraine

Country: Ukraine
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 41707/98
Health Topics: 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 family life, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant Mykola Khokhlich, a death row inmate at Khmelnitskuy Prison, alleged that conditions at the prison amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment. The applicant had been convicted of murder in February of 1996 and sentenced to execution; his sentence was later commuted to be life imprisonment. The applicant was diagnosed with tuberculosis in September 1997, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cleanliness, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Sewage, TB, Tuberculosis
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McGlinchey and Ors. v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: McGlinchey v. U.K., App. No. 50390/99, 37 EHRR 41 (2003).
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Prisons, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Applicants, family members of an individual addicted to heroin who died in prison, alleged that the State violated Articles 3 (freedom from torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment) and 13 (right to effective remedy) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) because the prisoner, Ms. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to treatment, Addiction, Criminalization, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Drug abuse, Drug use, Heroin, IDUs, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Injecting drug users, Inmate, Jail, People who use drugs, Rehabilitation, Substance abuse
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Mouisel v. France

Country: France
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 67263/01, 38 Eur. H.R. Rep. 34 (2004).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Applicant, a prisoner serving a 15-year sentence, alleged that France violated his Article 3 rights against inhuman treatment when his appeals for pardon on the grounds of suffering form a worsening state of leukemia were denied. Medical reports showed that Mouisel had leukemia and that the disease continued to worsen. However, Mouisel’s application to the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cancer, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Leukemia, Secondary care, Tertiary care, Torture
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