127 judgments found.

Kachingwe v. Minister of Home Affairs N.O.

Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Report No. SC 145/04
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

This was a civil appeal regarding the conditions in Zimbabwe’s police holding cells. The first and second Applicants, Kachingwe and Chibebe, were arrested by the police, with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights serving as the third Applicant. The first Applicant was detained in a police cell overnight. The second Applicant was detained for two days. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clean water, Cleanliness, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Drinking water, Food, Hunger, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Potable water, Prison conditions, Sewage, Trash, Waste, Waste management
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Mazibuko v. Minister of Correctional Services, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2005
Court: High court of Transvaal Provincial Division
Citation: Case No: 38151 / 05; [2007] JOL 18957 (T)
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Facts:

The Applicant, Simon Musi Mazibuko, was a prisoner living with HIV. He had been convicted of murder assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, robbery, theft, and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, and sentenced to life in prison. The Applicant was suffering from several opportunistic infections, including tuberculosis, and his CD4 count …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Detention, Disabled, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Jail, People living with HIV/AIDS, Physically challenged, PLHIV, Testing
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Rex v. Sipho Nhlabatsi

Country: Swaziland
Year: 2005
Court: High Court
Citation: Case No. 202/2005.
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Facts:

The applicant was arrested and detained by the Swaziland police on charges of attempted murder. He contended that his six children and two wives were going through a difficult time due to his incarceration because he was the only breadwinner for his family. He also claimed that he was HIV positive and suffered from various …Read more

Tags: HIV, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Pneumonia, Prison, Tuberculosis
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Asif Ali Zardari v. Pakistan

Country: Pakistan
Year: 2004
Court: High Court
Citation: 2005 M L D 314
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The applicant was being held in jail (and had been in jail for a 7 years and 10 months), pending murder cases against him.  On the basis of a medical report from the Medical Board, the applicant requested an immediate admission and move to Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi for treatment and bed rest and to …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail
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Brown v. Johnson

Country: United States
Year: 2004
Court: 11th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 387 F.3d 1344 (2004)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

Plaintiff, a prisoner, filed suit alleging violation of the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and of the Eight Amendment as a result of Defendants’ withdrawing his prescribed medications. Upon entry into Georgia State Prison, Plaintiff’s medical records indicated he suffered from HIV and hepatitis. Plaintiff was prescribed medications for HIV and hepatitis ten …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Hepatitis, HIV, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV
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Daniel David Tibi v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2004
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Series C No. 114, September 7, 2004
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 bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy, Right to property
Facts:

Daniel Tibi was a gem merchant who was arrested in 1995 while he was driving his car down a street in Quito, Ecuador. He was detained by officers of the Quito police force without a court order and taken by plane to the city of Guayaquil, 600 kilometers from Quito, where he was placed in …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Forced disappearance, Humiliating treatment, Immigration, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Migrants, Police, Torture
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De Bruyn v. Minister of Justice and Customs

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: Federal Court of Australia
Citation: (2004) 143 FCR 162; (2004) 213 ALR 479; [2004] FCAFC 334
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The Appellant, De Bruyn, was a citizen of South Africa. The Respondent, the Minister of Justice and Customs (the Minister), ordered the Appellant to be surrendered to South Africa for an extradition offense. The Appellant was to be charged in South Africa with defrauding the First National Bank of South Africa. The Treaty on Extradition …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Detention, HIV, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Law enforcement, Most-at-risk, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture, Transmission
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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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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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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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