62 judgments found.

Antonio Tavares Pereira, et al. v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 96/09, Petition 4-04
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

Fifty buses worth of landless rural workers attempted to protest in Paraná’s capital for agrarian reform as large amounts of the rural lands in the state were owned by a few landholders. The caravan was intercepted by military police. When passengers got off one of the buses to inquire what was happening, the military police …Read more

Tags: Law enforcement, Military, Police
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Ngobe Indigenous Communities v. Panama

Country: Panama
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 75/09, Petition 286-08, August 5, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to participation, Right to property, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

In May 2007, the State of Panama, without community consultation, granted a concession for the construction of a hydroelectric dam within the traditional lands of an indigenous community, the Ngöbe. Although the construction of the dam was still in its initial stages at the time the petition was filed, the petitioner alleged that the work …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Assault, Children, Clean water, Cleanliness, Contamination, Drinking water, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Forced displacement, Indigenous groups, Law enforcement, Lung disease, Minor, Pediatric health, Police, Pollution, Potable water, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Waste management, Water pollution
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Penafiel Parraga v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 73/09, Petition 4392-02, August 5, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

This report addresses the admissibility of a petition that alleged Ecuador failed to fulfill its obligations under the American Convention on Human Rights (the Convention), including the right to humane treatment. Wellington Geovanny Peñafiel Parraga was a former National Police officer who suffered psychological distress allegedly as a result of treatment he received during a …Read more

Tags: Custody, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Jail, Law enforcement, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Police, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis
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Richard Conrad Solorzano Contreras v. Guatemala

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 103/09, Petition 581-03, October 29, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Violence
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

Richard Solórzano Contreras was stabbed in the neck near his home in Guatemala from where his brother rushed him to the state hospital. Solórzano Contreras’s father, the petitioner, alleged that at the hospital the doctor and nurses did not perform any operations to try to save his son’s life. Rather, they “merely cleaned the wound, …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Assault, Emergency care, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Law enforcement, Police, Public hospitals
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Stuart v. Kirkland-Veenstra

Country: Australia
Year: 2009
Court: High Court
Citation: 237 CLR 215; 83 ALJR 623; 254 ALR 432; [2009] HCA 15
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

In this matter two police officers and the State of Victoria were being sued by Tania Kirkland-Veenstra, the spouse of a man who committed suicide. The claim was a breach of their statutory duty of care to both herself and the deceased. The two police officers found Mr. Veenstra in a park, where he was …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Duty of care, Involuntary commitment, Law enforcement, Mandatory commitment, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Negligence, Police, Psychiatry, Psychology, Suicide, Tort
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Tolipkhuzhaev v. Uzbekistan

Country: Uzbekistan
Year: 2009
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Comm. No. 1280/2004, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/96/D/1280/2004 (HRC 2009)
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The case is about the failure of the State, which was party to International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR”) and its Optional Protocol, to ensure the individuals’ rights to a fair trial (Article 14), the right to life (Article6), the rights of detainees (Article 10), and freedom from torture and other ill-treatment (Article …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Torture
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2008Hun-Ka23

Country: South Korea
Year: 2008
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 22-1(A) KCCR 36
Health Topics: Prisons, Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner was charged with murder of four people and the sexual assault of three women. The Gwangju District Court sentenced the petitioner to the death penalty in accordance with Article 250 Section 1 of the Criminal Act and Article 10 Section 1 of the Former Special Act on Punishment of Sex Crimes and Victim …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhumane treatment, Law enforcement, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Threat of violence
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Manneh v. The Gambia

Country: The Gambia
Year: 2008
Court: Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West Africa States
Citation: (2008) AHRLR 171 (ECOWAS 2008)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, 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:

Plaintiff alleged that his arrest and continued detention without trial by the National Intelligence Agency of The Gambia violated his rights under the following articles 6 (right to personal liberty), 4 (right to life), 5 (prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment), and 7 (right to fair trial) of the African Charter on …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Forced disappearance, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement
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Smith v. Sussex Police

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2008] EWCA Civ 39
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

S, who was attacked and seriously injured by his former partner J, brought a claim of negligence against the Sussex police on the grounds that he had repeatedly told them that J had threatened to kill him but they had failed to act on this evidence. The judge at first instance, while denying that the …Read more

Tags: Domestic violence, Law enforcement, Police, Sexual violence
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Takiveikata v. State

Country: Fiji
Year: 2008
Court: High Court
Citation: 2008] FJHC 315
Health Topics: Hospitals, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

An application to the High Court for a stay of proceedings was made on behalf of ten defendants, facing a charge of conspiracy to murder. The prosecution alleged that the defendants had agreed to murder the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and the Attorney General. The case for the prosecution relied on the testimony of …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Armed conflict, Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Law enforcement, Military
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