62 judgments found.

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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Öneryildiz v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 48939/99; (2005) 41 EHRR 20; [2004] ECHR 657; 18 BHRC 145, (2005); [2004] Inquest LR 108
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Environmental health, Health information, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to housing, Right to life
Facts:

A household-rubbish tip, or dump, was created in the Ümraniye district of Istanbul. Illegal dwellings were constructed around the rubbish tip. A report found that the rubbish tip posed health risks and the possibility of explosion. In April 1993 there was a methane explosion which triggered a landslide. Nine of the applicants’ family members were …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Cleanliness, Cleansliness, Contamination, Environmental hazards, Forced displacement, Garbage, Indigent, Law enforcement, Low income, Manmade disaster, Pollution, Poor, Sewage, Trash, Underprivileged, Waste, Waste management
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Ali Aqsar Bakhtiyari & Roqaiha Bakhtiyari v. Australia

Country: Australia
Year: 2003
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/ 79/D/1069/2002 (Nov. 6, 2003).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Bakhtiyaris, Afghani nationals, had illegally entered Australia and had been detained in a detention center. Two of the children were released into the hands of Adelaide caretakers where they remained. The Bakhtiyari family subsequently filed a complaint that their prolonged detention violated article 9 (1) (right to liberty and security of person) of the …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Depression, Detention, Law enforcement, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Minor
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Y.F. v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 24209/94; (2003) 39 EHRR 715; [2003] ECHR 391
Health Topics: Informed consent, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to privacy
Facts:

YF was a Turkish national. On 15 October 1993, he was taken into custody on suspicion of aiding and abetting the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), an illegal terrorist organization. Two days later, his wife, NF, was also taken into custody. NF was held in custody for four days, during which time she was allegedly kept …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Compulsory examination, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Forced examination, Humiliating treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary examination, Law enforcement, Mandatory examination, Patient choice, Police, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Torture, Violence against women
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Joyce Nakacwa v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Uganda
Year: 2002
Court: Constitutional Court at Kampala
Citation: [2002] UGCC 1; Constitutional Petition No. 2 of 2001
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

On June 21, 2001, the petitioner delivered a baby by the roadside and visited the second respondent’s Naguru Maternity Home/Clinic with the baby still attached to her. She received no medical care and was referred to another hospital. The petitioner was unable to walk the distance and was forced to sit outside with her newborn …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Clinics, Compulsory examination, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Forced examination, Health facilities, Humiliating treatment, Infant mortality, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary examination, Jail, Law enforcement, Mandatory examination, Maternal health, Mob, Police, Pregnancy, Prison conditions, Torture
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Paul Lallion v. Grenada

Country: Grenada
Year: 2002
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Paul Lallion, Report No. 55/02, Case 11.756, IACHR, Doc. 5 rev. 1 at 551, 21 October 2002
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Paul Lallion appealed to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights alleging that his death penalty sentencing and appeal process, as well as the prison conditions he was subjected to during this process, violated Articles 4 (right to life), 5 (right to humane treatment), 7 (right to personal liberty), 8 (right to a fair trial), and …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Poor, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement
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Yasser Mohamed Salah, et al. v. Egypt

Country: Egypt
Year: 2002
Court: UN Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Citation: Opinion No. 7/2002 (Egypt); E/CN.4/2003/8/Add.1 at 68
Health Topics: Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

At least 55 men were arrested in Cairo on grounds of their sexual orientation during a police raid of a discotheque. The raid occurred after undercover officers entered the bar and observed and filmed dancing. The police targeted men who appeared to be homosexuals or who were not accompanied by women. One man was slapped …Read more

Tags: Assault, Buggery, Compulsory examination, Forced examination, Gay, Homosexual, Involuntary examination, Law enforcement, LGBTI, Mandatory testing, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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Condron v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2000
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 35718/97, 31 Eur. H.R. Rep. 1 (2001).
Health Topics: Controlled substances
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicants, who were heroine addicts, had been arrested and convicted for drug related offences. Upon their arrest, the solicitor had maintained that they were unfit to be interviewed as they were displaying early stages of heroine withdrawal. However, the Force Medical Examiner assessed both applicants as fit to be interviewed. Both applicants failed to …Read more

Tags: Addiction, Drug abuse, Drug enforcement, Drug use, Heroin, Law enforcement, People who use drugs, Police, Substance abuse
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İlhan v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2000
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 22277/93
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant alleged that his brother had been severely beaten by police when they apprehended him at his village and that he was not provided with the necessary medical treatment for his life-threatening injuries. He also complained of discrimination on the basis of his brother’s Kurdish origin. In 1992, the applicant Nasır İlhan and his …Read more

Tags: Assault, Cruel treatment, Inhuman treatment, Law enforcement, Police, Torture
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Weerawansa v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Sri Lanka
Year: 2000
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2000] 1 LRC 407; (2000) 3 CHRLD 211
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

W, an Assistant Superintendent of Customs, was arrested on 30 April 1996 by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) acting on the second respondent’s (DIG Sumanasekera) instructions on suspicion of aiding and abetting the smuggling of illegal weapons. They purported to act under s 6(1) of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act, No 48 of …Read more

Tags: Custody, Detainee, Detention, Jail, Law enforcement, Police
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