122 judgments found.

Right to Life New Zealand Inc. v. Abortion Supervisory Committee

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2012] NZSC 68
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

This case is an appeal from the Court of Appeal’s decision of [2011] NZCA 246.  Under the Contraception, Sterlisation and Abortion Act 1997 (the Act), a woman in New Zealand is eligible for an abortion if two certifying consultants agree the pregnancy will seriously harm that woman’s physical or mental health.  The Abortion Supervisory Committee (the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Confidentiality, Counseling, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health records, Health regulation, Maternal health, Medical records, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Sandesh Bansal v. Union of India and others

Country: India
Year: 2012
Court: High Court - Madhya Pradesh
Citation: Writ Petition No. 9061/2008
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner is a social activist that works on raising concern over the high maternal mortality in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The petitioner alleged that the state’s program to reduce the maternal mortality rate (MMR) had failed to be implemented effectively in Madhya Pradesh. The petitioner had filed this petition, alleging that about …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Clean water, Clinics, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care technology, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health spending, Infant health, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Pregnancy, Primary care, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion, Vaccination
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Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 2011
Court: Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 17/2008; UN Doc. CEDAW/C/49/D/17/2008
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The author of the communication, the mother of a woman who had died during childbirth, claimed that Brazilian authorities had not ensured access to quality medical treatment during her daughter’s delivery in violation of nondiscrimination provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). More specifically, the author of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Clinics, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health funding, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Medical records, Miscarriage, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Poor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Underprivileged
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Case 0028-10-TI

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitutional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional Case No. 0028-10-TI, July 22, 2010
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Occupational health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

This case was a review of the constitutionality of the Agreement on Social Security signed between the governments of Spain and Ecuador, to provide nationals working in the companion State with the same benefits as they would receive in their home country. In Spain’s case, this required provision for temporary disability during mass outbreaks of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Disabled, Maternal health, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Social security
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Court on Its Own Motion v. Union of India

Country: India
Year: 2011
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: W.P.(C) 5913/2010
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Delhi High Court made its own motion because of a newspaper report about a destitute woman who died on a busy street while giving birth to a baby girl. The girl had been struggling for life at a foster home named Udayan which was located in Delhi. The Court had subsequently issued directions to …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Awareness, Childbirth, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health facilities, Health promotion, Indigent, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Poor, Pregnancy, Underprivileged
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Dupuy, Daniel Oscar et al. v. Sanatorio Modelo Quilmes et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: D. 640. XLIV.
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to housing, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The plaintiff, in representation of his daughter Yanet Marien Dupuy, brought the case to the National First Instance Civil Court [Juzgado Nacional de Primera Instancia en lo Civil n° 52] against the Modelo Quilmes Hospital [Sanatorio Modelo Quilmes] and the Social Help Office for the National Congress Personal [Dirección de Ayuda Social para el Personal del …Read more

Tags: Children, Disabled, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health insurance, Maternal health, Medical malpractice, Minor
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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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Case 5299/2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Justice of Castilla-Leon
Citation: STSJCL 5299/2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The appellant gave birth in the Hospital Universitario of Salamanca to a child born with shoulder dystocia. She brought an administrative claim against the relevant insurance company, requesting compensation in the amount of 140,036.65 Euros. She based her claim on the facts that (a) her baby’s medical history was not completed but only included gynecologist …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Compensation, Compulsory treatment, Damages, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inappropriate treatment, Infant health, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Maternal health, Midwifery, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Remedies, Standard of care
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Case 7026/2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 7026/2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The petitioner’s childbirth resulted in a child with disability. The petitioner had diabetes, a history of intravenous drug use, hepatitis B and C, and an obstetric history that included two abortions and two previous eutocic (vaginal) deliveries.  When in the 35th week of her pregnancy, the petitioner went into preterm labor. The next day the …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Diabetes, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inadequate treatment, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Patient choice, Pediatric health
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Law and Advocacy for Women in Uganda v. Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court at Kampala
Citation: [2010] UGCC 4; Constitutional Petition No. 8 of 2007
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, 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 life, Right to privacy, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

Petitioner NGO brought a petition requesting that the Court declare that the act of female genital mutilation (FGM) was in violation of various articles of the Uganda Constitution.  The Petitioner argued that FGM was practiced extensively by the certain Ugandan tribes, and that FGM was crudely carried out, involved excruciating pain, could lead to death, …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Degrading treatment, Female genital mutilation, Hepatitis, HIV, Humiliating treatment, Indigenous groups, Inhuman treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Torture, Transmission, Violence against women
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