47 judgments found.

Wong v. Commonwealth

Country: Australia
Year: 2009
Court: High Court
Citation: (2009) 236 CLR 573; [2009] HCA 3
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions, Right to health, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

Wong and Selim were “vocationally registered general practitioner(s)” within s 3F of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (Cth) (the Act). Both were found to have engaged in “inappropriate practice” by a Professional Services Review Committee (the Committee) established under Pt VAA (ss 80-106ZR) of the Act. The effect of the Committee’s findings was to require …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Compensation, Employment, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Military, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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South African Security Forces Union v. Surgeon General AO

Country: South Africa
Year: 2008
Court: High Court, Transvaal Provincial Division
Citation: Case No. 18683/07 (2008)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The parties to the dispute settled out of court based on the stipulation that the policies of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) concerning the recruitment, deployment and promotion of people living with HIV were unconstitutional. The SANDF was given six months to set aside these policies. In this decision, the Court considered the …Read more

Tags: Employment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Military, Testing
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Takiveikata v. State

Country: Fiji
Year: 2008
Court: High Court
Citation: 2008] FJHC 315
Health Topics: Hospitals, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

An application to the High Court for a stay of proceedings was made on behalf of ten defendants, facing a charge of conspiracy to murder. The prosecution alleged that the defendants had agreed to murder the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and the Attorney General. The case for the prosecution relied on the testimony of …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Armed conflict, Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Law enforcement, Military
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Confederation of Ex-Servicemen Associations v. Union of India and Others

Country: India
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: (2006) Supp (4) SCR 872; 2006 (8) SCC 399
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Confederation of Ex-Servicemen Associations (the Petitioner) filed this public interest litigation in the Supreme Court under Article 32 of the Constitution (right to move the Supreme Court for a violation of fundamental right). Ex-servicemen, their families, and their dependents did not have access to full and free medical services as provided to serving defence …Read more

Tags: Military, Public hospitals, Subsidies
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Miguel Castro-Castro Prison v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2006
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R., Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 160 (Nov. 25, 2006).
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Mental health, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
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 life, Right to privacy
Facts:

During the conflict between armed groups and government forces that lasted from the 1980s until 2000, the government of Alberto Fujimori issued a law decree on April 6, 1992, ordering “the reorganization of the National Penitentiary Institute (INPE) and put[ting] the National Police of Peru in charge of the control of security at the penitentiaries.” …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Assault, Childbirth, Clean water, Cleanliness, Compulsory examination, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Dehydration, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Drinking water, Emergency care, Execution, Forced examination, Health records, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Involuntary examination, Jail, Law enforcement, Maternal health, Medical records, Military, Militias, Police, Pregnancy, Prison conditions, Rape, Safe drinking water, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Solitary confinement, TB, Torture, Tuberculosis, Violence against women
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R (on the application of Al Rawi and Ors.) v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealh Affairs

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court of Judicature, Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court
Citation: [2006] EWHC 972 (Admin)
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Mental health, Prisons, Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The claimants were three men detained in Guantanamo Bay prison and their families. None of the claimants were British nationals, but each had been a long-term resident of the United Kingdom and two had family members who were UK citizens. Two of the claimants were refugees who has received asylum in the UK. Whilst in …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Armed conflict, Asylum, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Hunger strike, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Migrants, Military, Prison conditions, Refugees, Sexual abuse, Solitary confinement, Terrorism, Threat of violence, Torture
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Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum v. Zimbabwe

Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 2006
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 245/02 (2006).
Health Topics: Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, a coalition of twelve human rights organizations, alleged that the Government of Zimbabwe and supporters of the ruling ZANU (PF) political party engaged in a systematic campaign of intimidation leading up to a Constitutional Referendum held in February of 2000, as well as in the months following its fifth …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inhuman treatment, Military, Militias, Police, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Torture
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Moiwana Community v. Suriname

Country: Suriname
Year: 2005
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Moiwana Community v. Surin., Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 124 (June 15, 2005).
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Mental health, Poverty, Violence
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 property
Facts:

The village of Moiwana, consisting of N’djuka people of African descent, was attacked in November 1986 by members of the armed forces of Suriname, who allegedly massacred  40 men, women and children, and “razed the village to the ground.” Members of Moiwana practiced hunting, farming, and fishing as their means of subsistence. Following the massacre, …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Assault, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Indigent, Law enforcement, Low income, Military, Militias, Police, Poor, Refugees, Underprivileged
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Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa v. Guinea

Country: Guinea
Year: 2004
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Inst. for H.R. & Dev. in Afr. v. Guinea, Afr. Comm’n Human & Peoples’ Rights, Comm. No. 249/02 (2004).
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

A human rights organization acting on behalf of Sierra Leonean refugees alleged that a national radio address of Guinean President Lasana Conté directing Guinean authorities to arrest, search and confine Sierra Leonean refugees to refugee camps incited soldiers and civilians to engage in attacks that violated provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Military, Rape, Refugees, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Torture, Violence against women
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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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