Lashin v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2013
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 33117/02; [2013] ECHR 63
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Lashin, a Russian citizen, was diagnosed with schizophrenia, given a 2nd degree disability status, and hospitalised multiple times. A hospital examination concluded that Lashin was incapable of understanding the meaning of his actions and unable to control them. Following an application by the public prosecutor, the District Court of Omsk declared Lashin legally incapacitated at …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution Schizophrenia
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R., A. s/ Internación

Country: Argentina
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: C. 938. XLIV
Health Topics: Aging, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

In order to control the involuntary confinement of the plaintiff because she suffered from Schizophrenia in the mental institution ‘Hospital “Braulio A. Moyano”‘ in the City of Buenos Aires since May 1992, a procedure took place in the National First Instance Civil Court n°9 [Juzgado Nacional de Primera Instancia en lo Civil n°9] in June …Read more

Tags: Involuntary confinement Mental disorder, Mental disability, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental institution Schizophrenia, Right to Fair Trial
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