37 judgments found.

N.B. v Slovakia

Country: Slovakia
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: N.B. v Slovakia, App. No. 29518/10, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2012).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life
Facts:

Ms. N.B. was of Roma ethnic origin. She was sterilized at a public hospital, at the age of 17, during the birth of her second child. Ms. N.B. asserted that she had been coerced into signing authorizations for her sterilization, that she was segregated within the hospital due to her ethnicity and that the decision …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Compulsory sterilization, Compulsory treatment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Family planning, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, In utero fertilization, Inappropriate treatment, Infertility, Informed choice, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, Minor, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Parental consent, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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Sykora v. Czech Republic

Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 23419/07; [2012] ECHR 1960
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Milan Sykora, a Czech national, suffered from a psycho-social disability and did not take his medication because he claimed it negatively affected his eyesight. In November 2000 the Brno Municipal Court deprived Sykora of his capacity to make legal decisions after he failed to collect his pension for four years. The decision was made based …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory examination, Compulsory testing, Compulsory treatment, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Incapacity, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary examination, Involuntary testing, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory examination, Mandatory testing, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Paranoia, Patient choice, Psychiatry, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Unauthorized treatment
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V.C. v. Slovakia

Country: Slovakia
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 18968/07, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, a woman of Roma origin, was sterilized at the hospital during the delivery of her second child. Prior to the Cesarean section, the medical personnel allegedly asked the applicant whether she wanted any more children. When she expressed that she did, the medical personnel allegedly told the applicant that if she got pregnant …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Caesarean, Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Health facilities, Inappropriate treatment, Infertility, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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Antunovic v. Dawson and Anr.

Country: Australia
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Victoria
Citation: (2010) 30 VR 355; [2010] VSC 377
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Zeljka Antunovic, 35 years of age, suffered from a mental illness for which she was treated involuntarily under a community treatment order issued pursuant to the Mental Health Act of 1986. She lived at the Northfolk Terrace Community Center Unit for some time before deciding she wished to return home to live with her mother. …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory treatment, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory treatment, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Psychiatry
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JCAG 362/2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Administrative Litigation Chamber of Granada
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disasters and emergencies, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medicines, Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

An outbreak of measles occurred in the city of Granada, beginning on October 9, 2010, with two children in the neighborhood of Albaycín. Due to low vaccination coverage among children in the neighborhood, especially those attending the public school Colegio Público Gómez Moreno, the disease spread. By November 18th, 36 cases had been reported. In …Read more

Tags: Children, Compulsory treatment, Immunization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory treatment, Measles, Minor, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Unauthorized treatment, Vaccination, Vaccines
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RIDCA Central (Regional Intellectual Disability Care Agency) v. VM

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2010
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: [2010] NZCA 213
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

An order for compulsory care had been made for V.M. for two years, which was extended for an additional two years under s 85 of the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003 (“IDDCR Act”).  On appeal, the High Court found that the Family Court should not have granted the extension and quashed the …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory treatment, Mental disorder
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A.C. v. Manitoba

Country: Canada
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2009] 2 R.C.S.; 2009 SCC 30
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom of religion, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

A.C., a child and a Jehovah’s Witness, suffered from Crohn’s disease. She had signed an advance medical affidavit containing her instructions not to be given blood under any circumstances. At the age of 14, she was admitted to hospital and refused to consent to the receipt of blood. The Director of Child and Family Services …Read more

Tags: Children, Compulsory treatment, Forced treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Unauthorized treatment
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Case 53-O09-81

Country: Russia
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

O. was released from criminal responsibility for violating Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (relating to a contract killing) because the Supreme Court of the Republic of Bashkortostan determined that O. had committed the act in a state of insanity. O. was sentenced to compulsory outpatient observance and treatment by a …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory treatment, Insanity, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory treatment, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Psychiatry, Psychology, Threat of violence
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Kracke v. Mental Health Review Board & Anor (No. 2) (General)

Country: Australia
Year: 2009
Court: Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Citation: [2009] VCAT 1548
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
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
Facts:

The petitioner, Kracke, was mentally ill and was being subjected to medical treatment without his consent. He was required to take drugs with adverse side effects and had been trying unsuccessfully to convince the medical authorities to let him stop taking them. The drugs were being administered under treatment orders issued pursuant to the Mental …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice
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Shtukaturov v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 44009/05, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2008).
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, Mr. Shtukaturov, was born in 1982 and first began showing signs of mental illness in 2002. In August 2002, he was held for approximately 8 months in a psychiatric hospital, receiving a diagnosis of simple schizophrenia. On August 3, 2004, Shtukaturov’s mother petitioned the Vasileostrovskiy District Court of St. Petersburg, claiming that her …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory examination, Compulsory treatment, Cruel treatment, Depression, Forced examination, Incapacity, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary examination, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory examination, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Unauthorized treatment
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