12 judgments found.

Victor Rosario Congo v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 1999
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report 63/99, Case No. 11.427; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.106 Doc. 6 rev., April 13, 1999
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to food, Right to health, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation

Victor Rosario Congo, an Ecuadorian, was placed in a detention center pending investigations into criminal charges. There were indications that he suffered from a mental disorder. In September 12, 1990, Mr. Congo was placed in an isolation cell at which time a guard assaulted him in the Rehabilitation Center, inflicting a wound to his head. …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Dehydration, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Isolation, Jail, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Seclusion, Starvation, Torture
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Norris v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 1988
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 10581/83; (1988) 13 EHRR 186; [1988] ECHR 22
Health Topics: Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy

The appellant, Mr. Norris, complained against the laws in Ireland which criminalized consensual homosexual acts (the impugned provisions). The applicant was a gay Irish citizen and gay rights advocate who claimed to suffered deep depression and loneliness arising from his inability to express his sexuality. He gave evidence of certain health and other detrimental effects …Read more

Tags: Buggery, Criminalization, Depression, Gay, Homosexual, Humiliating treatment, Isolation, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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