122 judgments found.

I.V. v. Bolivia (Admissibility)

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 40/08, Petition 270-07, July 23, 2008; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.134, Doc. 5, rev. 1, 25 February 2009
Health Topics: Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

In 2000, the Ombudsman of Bolivia, on behalf of the victim, lodged a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights alleging that victim was submitted to a surgical procedure of ligature of the fallopian tubes in a public hospital without her informed consent and this was therefore an involuntary sterilization. The Ombudsman further alleged …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Infertility, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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Paola Del Rosario Guzman Albarracin and Next of Kin v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 76/08, Petition 1055-06, October 17, 2008; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.134, Doc. 5, rev. 1, 25 February 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The Centro de Derechos Reproductivos (Center for Reproductive Rights) and the Centro Ecuatoriano para la Promoción y Acción de la Mujer (Center for the Advancement and Action of Women) (CEPAM-Guayaquil) alleged that the assistant principal at the public school where Paola del Rosario Guzmán Albarracín, age 16, was a student, took advantage of his position …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Emergency care, Maternal health, Minor, Molestation, Pregnancy, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion, Violence against women
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Paxton v. Ramji

Country: Canada
Year: 2008
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2008 ONCA 697, 92 OR (3d) 401
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

This appeal concerns whether a doctor owes a tort law duty of care to a future child subsequently born of the doctor’s patient. Dr. Ramji prescribed Accutane to Dawn Paxton, mother of the plaintiff, Jamie Paxton, on the understanding that Dawn would not become pregnant while taking the drug. Due to her husband’s failed vasectomy, …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Contraception, Contraceptives, Counseling, Damages, Deaf, Differently abled, Disabled, Disclosure, Drug safety, Duty of care, Fertility, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Pharmaceuticals, Physically challenged, Standard of care, Testing, Tort
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Right to Life New Zealand Inc. v. Abortion Supervisory Committee

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2008
Court: High Court
Citation: [2008] NZHC 865; [2008] 2 NZLR 825
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

This case was amended by a Judgment on Declaratory Relief and then overruled by the Court of Appeal in [2011] NZCA 246. The applicant, the Right to Life New Zealand (RTL), argued that the high rate of abortion in New Zealand indicated women were accessing “abortions on request” in contravention of the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clinics, Counseling, Depression, Diagnostics, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health records, Health regulation, Maternal health, Medical records, Pregnancy, Standard of care, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Case 0874/2007-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2007
Court: Constitutional Tribunal
Citation: Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court], Constitutional Judgment 0874/2007-R, December 12, 2007 (Bol.).
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

The plaintiff worked as the Senior Administrative Officer of the Municipal Office of Ocuri. When she became pregnant, she informed the Mayor in order to receive a prenatal allowance. The mother received the subsidy for only one of the two months to which she was entitled and she did not received any salary during that …Read more

Tags: Employment, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Social security, Subsidies
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Case 149

Country: Romania
Year: 2007
Court: National Council for Combating Discrimination
Citation: Decision No. 149 of 17 October 2007
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

On August 28, 2009, Mrs. Y, a pregnant woman of Roma ethnic origin, went to Targu Neamt Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, a public hospital, for a check-up.  Dr. X performed the check-up and sent her home, telling her there was nothing wrong with her and making certain derogatory statements about gypsies. When Mrs. Y …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clinics, Emergency care, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Maternal health, Miscarriage, Pregnancy, Primary care, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy
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Case T-171/07

Country: Colombia
Year: 2007
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C] [Constitutional Court], Sala Tercera de Revisión, Marzo 9, 2007, MP.: Jaime Córdoba Triviño, Sentencia T-171/07.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The petitioner brought an tutela action (appeal for legal protection) against SALUDVIDA E.P.S., a health insurance company, for violation of her right to surgical abortion, seeking legal protection of her right to psychological and physical integrity and permission to have an abortion. The petitioner claimed that during the fifth month of her pregnancy, her fetus had …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion technique, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Conscientious objection, Criminalization, Emergency care, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Gonzales v. Carhart

Country: United States
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 550 U.S. 124 (2007)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Respondents, doctors who performed second-trimester abortions, brought suit challenging the constitutionality of the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 (the Act). The Act banned second trimester abortions using the “intact Dilation & Extraction” (intact D&E) method in which the doctor removed the fetus intact, or largely intact, rather than breaking the fetus …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion technique, Access to treatment, Criminalization, Duty of care, Maternal health, Negligence, Partial birth abortion, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy
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Kutaisi Regional Blood Bank v. Lamira Chaladze

Country: Georgia
Year: 2007
Court: Cassation Court
Citation: Case No. as-296-624-07
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to life
Facts:

While giving birth to her second son, the Respondent lost a large amount of blood and needed a blood transfusion. Her relatives bought erythrocyte mass and karyoplasms from the Kutaisi Regional Blood Bank.  After the transfusion, the Respondent and her son became sick and doctors ultimately concluded that the Respondent and her son was HIV …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Blood transfusion, Breast feeding, Childbirth, Compensation, Damages, Disclosure, Duty of care, Health care technology, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Notification, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Standard of care, Transmission
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Ramírez Jacinto, et al. v. Mexico

Country: Mexico
Year: 2007
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Ramírez Jacinto v. Mex., Case 161/02, Inter-Am. Comm’n H.R., Report No. 21/07, OEA/Ser.L/V/II.130, doc. 22, rev. 1 (2007).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of religion, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Paulina del Carmen Ramírez Jacinto, a minor child, filed a complaint against the United Mexican States for violating her human rights of when she allegedly became pregnant as a result of a rape when she was fourteen years old and was prevented by the state authorities from exercising her right to terminate that pregnancy as …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Child development, Childbirth, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Termination of pregnancy, Violence against women
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