171 judgments found.

R (on the application of Munjaz) v. Mersey Care NHS Trust

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2005] UKHL 58
Health Topics: Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Colonel Munjaz sought judicial review of Mersey Care NHS Trust’s (Mersey Care) policy on the seclusion of patients detained at the hospital. He claimed that the policy violated both domestic law and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as incorporated into United Kingdom law by the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA). Colonel Munjaz was …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Degrading treatment, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Psychiatry, Public hospitals, Seclusion
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Storck v. Germany

Country: Germany
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Storck v. F.R.G., App. No. 61603/00, 43 Eur. H.R. Rep. 96 (2005).
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant, a German national, alleged violations under Article 5 (right to liberty and security of person), Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair hearing) and Article 8 (right to respect for his private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights concerning her involuntary placement and medical treatment in a private clinic …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory examination, Compulsory treatment, Damages, Disabled, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory testing, Mandatory treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Paranoia, Psychiatry, Psychosis, Schizophrenia
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Auton (Guardian ad litem of) v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2004] 3 S.C.R. 657; [2004] S.C.C. 78
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

Connor Auton and his three co-petitioners were infant children suffering from autism. Applied Behavioral Analysis or Intensive Behavioral Intervention (ABA-IBI based therapy) was the only known, effective therapy for children with autism, although it remained a somewhat controversial and expensive treatment. Neither the Medicare Protection Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 286, nor the Canada Health Act, …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Disabled, Health funding, Health insurance, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Psychiatry, Psychology, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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H.L. v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 45508/99, 40 Eur. H.R. Rep. 761 (2004).
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, 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
Facts:

The applicant, a United Kingdom national, suffered from severe autism. He was unable to speak, his level of understanding was limited, and he lacked the ability to consent or refuse treatment. For over thirty years he had been cared for in Bournewood Hospital as an in-patient at the Intensive Behavioural Unit after which time he …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Detainee, Detention, Incompetence, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Psychiatry, Psychology
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Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs v. SGLB

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: High Court
Citation: (2004) 78 ALD 224; (2004) 207 ALR 12; (2004) 78 ALJR 992; [2004] HCA 32
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The Respondent, SGLB, was an Iranian national who arrived in Australia without a visa in June 2000. He was immediately placed in immigration detention. In his initial interview with immigration officers there was “no suggestion by him that any fear of persecution and possible incarceration by the authorities there motivated his departure from Iran” (para. …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Depression, Detention, Immigration, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Migrants, Psychiatry, Psychology, Refugees, Suicide
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NS (Afghan women) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: Immigration Appeal Tribunal
Citation: [2004] UKIAT 00328
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Poverty, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to family life
Facts:

An Afghani woman (appellant) seeks asylum in the United Kingdom. The Appellant and her husband lived and worked in Kabul, Afghanistan with their three young children. After war broke out in 1992 and the destruction of the family home, the Appellant and her family left Kabul and moved to Takhar, a town in northern Afghanistan …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assault, Asylum, Indigent, Low income, Mental illness, Poor, Rape, Refugees, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Suicide, Violence against women
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R v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Razgar

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2004] UKHL 27
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health
Facts:

The Secretary of State sought to appeal a decision which held that removing Mr. Razgar from the United Kingdom would be a violation of his rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Mr. Razgar was an asylum seeker from Iraq who initially sought asylum in Germany, where he claimed to have been detained, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Degrading treatment, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Migrants, Refugees, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture
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Re Woolley, ex parte Applicants M276

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: High Court
Citation: (2004) 225 CLR 1; (2004) 80 ALD 1; (2004) 210 ALR 369; (2004) 79 ALJR 43; (2004) 32 Fam LR 180; [2004] HCA 49
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of expression, Freedom of religion, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Applicants were four Afghani children who arrived in Australia with their parents as “unlawful non-citizens” (a person who is in the migration zone who is not an Australian citizen and who does not hold a valid visa) according to the Migration Act 1958 (the Act). The family was placed in immigration detention pursuant to …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Child development, Children, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Cruel and unusual punishment, Depression, Detention, Immigration, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental illness, Migrants, Minor, Psychiatry, Psychology, Refugees, Seclusion, Torture
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Secretary of State for the Home Department v. UK

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: Immigration Appeal Tribunal
Citation: [2004] UKIAT 00262
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case concerns an adjudicator’s review of the deportability of a Rwandan national infected with HIV in the UK. The claimant was a Rwandan, who in June 2001 was raped by soldiers in her home and took her husband. The incident arose out of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which her husband was a member of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, HIV, HIV positive, Immigration, Mental illness, Migrants, Military, Militias, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Rape, Refugees, Sexual assault
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