77 judgments found.

Case SU-1167/01

Country: Colombia
Year: 2001
Court: Constitutional Court
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

Doris Fabiola Reinoso Barroso was the daughter of Esteban Reinoso (the Plaintiff) a Colombian Petroleum Company (the Respondent) pensioner, who enjoyed medical assistance services covered by the Respondent. Although she was an adult, Ms. Barroso was listed as a beneficiary of the Plaintiff on these medical assistance services, as her paranoid schizophrenia meant that she …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Health insurance, Incapacity, Incompetence, Maternal health, Mental competence, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Paranoia, Pregnancy, Schizophrenia, Social security
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K. and T. v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 2001
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 25702/94; (2003) 36 EHRR 18; [2000] ECHR 173
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to family life
Facts:

Applicants were two Finnish Nationals, a mother (K.) and her cohabitant (T.). K., a diagnosed schizophrenic, had a history of hospitalization. At the time K. and T. began cohabitating in 1991, K.’s daughter (P.) and son (M.) were living with her. The children had different fathers, neither of whom was T. In 1992, custody of …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Compulsory commitment, Health facilities, Incapacity, Incompetence, Infant health, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Minor, Pediatric health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Schizophrenia
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In re A (children)

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2000
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2000] EWCA Civ 254
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

Jodie and Mary were conjoined twins connected at the lower abdomen. Each had their own vital organs, but one of Jodie’s arteries supplied oxygenated blood to Mary. The twins were surgically capable of being separated, but doing so would leave Mary’s deficient heart and lungs without support and lead to her death. However, if the …Read more

Tags: Children, Disabled, Duty of care, Forced treatment, Incompetence, Infant health, Involuntary treatment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Minor, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Physically challenged, Public hospitals, Unauthorized treatment
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In re L (by his next friend GE)

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1998
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [1998] UKHL 24
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Mr. L was a mentally retarded person who was incapable of consenting to medical treatment. From the age of 13, he had been a resident at the Bournewood Hospital which was governed by the appellant, NHS Trust. Mr. L was discharged from the hospital on a trial basis into the community with paid carers, though …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health regulation, Incapacity, Incompetence, Informed choice, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Patient choice
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R (on application of S) v. Louize Collins and Ors.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1998
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [1998] EWCH Admin 490
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Informed consent, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life
Facts:

A 36 weeks-pregnant woman, referred to as “MS”, sought care as a new patient at a local National Health Service (NHS) practice on 25th April 1996. She previously had not sought any ante-natal care. She was quickly diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, a condition threatening the life and health of both her and her baby. She rejected …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Compulsory treatment, Depression, Diagnostics, Eclampsia, Emergency care, Examination, Forced treatment, Incapacity, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, Mental competence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Unauthorized treatment
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R v Bournewood Community and Mental Health Trust ex parte L (Secretary of State for Health & Ors intervening)

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1998
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [1998] 3 All ER 289
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

L, who was profoundly mentally retarded and incapable of consenting to medical treatment, was admitted informally for in-patient treatment by an National Health Service Trust as he appeared fully compliant and did not resist admission. As a consequence the Trust avoided invoking the Mental Health Act regime. L applied, by his next friend, for judicial …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Compulsory confinement, Health facilities, Incompetence, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Patient choice
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Andersson, Anne-Marie v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 1997
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 20022/92, 25 Eur. H.R. Rep. 722 (1998).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant, a Swedish national who lived with her youngest son was unable to work as a result of dental problems which caused her severe pain, and anxiety about a dispute with her landlord. She contacted a psychiatric clinic in order to receive a medical certificate which would enable her to claim sickness benefit from the …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Counseling, Disclosure, Health data, Health records, Health regulation, Medical records, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Non-disclosure, Notification, Psychiatry, Psychology, Secrecy, Social security, Subsidies
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Burnett v. Mental Health Tribunal

Country: Australia
Year: 1997
Court: Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory
Citation: [1997] ACTSC 310
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

This case involved a challenge to a decision of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Mental Health Tribunal. The ACT Supreme Court set aside an order to detain and administer psychiatric treatment to Geraldine Patricia Burnett, a 38 year old woman who suffered from a mild psychotic disorder. Burnett had at various times been taken into …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory treatment, Forced treatment, Incapacity, Incompetence, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-evidence based treatment, Paranoia, Psychiatry, Psychology
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In re MB (medical treatment)

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1997
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [1997] EWCA Civ 3093
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Informed consent, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

A health authority applied for a High Court declaration that it would be lawful to undertake an emergency caesarean operation on MB whose foetus was found to be in the breech position after MB agreed to have the operation theoretically but refused in practice due to her fear of needles. The declaration was granted, and …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Caesarean, Childbirth, Emergency care, Incompetence, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Maternal health, Mental competence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Unauthorized treatment
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Sahadath v. Trinidad and Tobago

Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Year: 1996
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 684/1996, CCPR/C/74/D/684/1996
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

R.S. was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. On 8 March 1996, the same day that five other warrants of execution were read (although the prison was only equipped to handle two executions a day), R.S. was read a warrant for his execution, to take place on 13 March 1996. Along with a psychiatrist, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detention, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incapacity, Incarceration, Incompetence, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Insanity, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Prison conditions, Psychiatry
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