47 judgments found.

Case 26/2003-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2003
Court: Constitutional Tribunal [Tribunal Constitucional]
Citation: Ana María Romero de Campero, Defensora del Pueblo v. Máximo García Bonilla, et al., General Manager of Health
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The applicant ombudsman, representing N.N., brought an action against the President and General Auditor of the Supreme Court of Military Justice, and against the General Manager and Manager of Health of Military Social Security Corporation (COSSMIL). The applicant alleged that by denying N.N. a right to medical treatment, his right to health, life and social …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Health insurance, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Military, People living with HIV/AIDS, Social security
Download Judgment: English Spanish

Case T-465/03

Country: Colombia
Year: 2003
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Tercera de Revisión junio 5, 2003, M.P.: Manuel José Cepeda Espinoza, Sentencia T-465/03 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to education, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to work
Facts:

Mr. XX filed a tutela action (appeal for legal protection) against the Ministry of National Defence-School of Cadets for expelling him after discovering that he was HIV-positive during a blood donation. The discharge occurred two months before the petitioner was to be promoted to Second Lieutenant. The petitioner had passed all health exams and was found …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Diagnostics, Employment, Essential medicines, Examination, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Military, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Testing
Download Judgment: English Spanish

Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda

Country: Burundi, Congo, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda
Year: 2003
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: (2004) AHRLR 19 (ACHPR 2003); Communication 227/99
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Violence
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 family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The Democratic Republic of Congo initiated proceedings before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, alleging that the respondent countries (Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda) committed various human rights violations. The Democratic Republic of Congo alleged that the respondent countries committed multiple massacres against people of the Democratic Republic of Congo including attacking Inga hydroelectric …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Armed conflict, Assault, Children, Execution, Forced displacement, HIV, HIV positive, Manmade disaster, Military, Militias, Public hospitals, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Transmission, Violence against women
Download Judgment: English

Prosecutor v. Galić (Trial Judgment)

Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Year: 2003
Court: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Citation: Case number IT-98-29-T
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Violence
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The defendant was one of three officers in command of the Bosnian-Serb Army operating in the area of Sarajevo (“SRK”) during the 1992 siege of Sarajevo. He was the commander for the longest period, almost two years, from around 10 September 1992 to 10 August 1994. The Prosecution alleged that during his command he conducted a protracted campaign of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Emergency care, Humanitarian crisis, Military, Militias, Primary care, Public hospitals
Download Judgment: English

Physicians for Human Rights v. Commander of the IDF Forces in the West Bank

Country: Israel
Year: 2002
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: HCJ 2117/01
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Violence
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers allegedly shot at ambulances and wounded the medical teams travelling in them.  Petitioners filed a prospective petition, requesting that the Court order the State to explain such shootings and demand their cessation. According to the State, the IDF soldiers had fired on the ambulances because Palestinian fighters had, on several …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humanitarian crisis, Military, Militias
Download Judgment: English

Physicians for Human Rights, et. al v. Commander of IDF Forces in the West Bank

Country: Israel
Year: 2002
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: HCJ 2936/02; HCJ 2941/02
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Violence
Facts:

These petitions were filed during Israel Defense Force (“IDF”) combat activities (called “Operation Defensive Wall”) in the areas of the Palestinian Authority. IDF forces allegedly shot at the Red Cross and its medical teams who were working out of ambulances and in the hospitals. This prevented workers from taking the sick and wounded to hospitals …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Emergency care, Health facilities, Humanitarian crisis, Military
Download Judgment: English

Lt. Col. B.S. Dhanda v. Union of India and Others

Country: India
Year: 2001
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: MANU/DE/0868/2001
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Lt. Col. B.S. Dhanda, the Petitioner, was an army official who was advised to undergo angiography and other specialized treatment at Escorts Hospital. The medial expenses incurred during this period were cleared by the Army Hospital. On submitting the bills for reimbursement, only a part of the claim was reimbursed. The Petitioner unsuccessfully filed a …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Heart disease, Military, Private hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
Download Judgment: English

The Social and Economic Rights Action Center, et al. v. Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2001
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 155/96 (2001).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Environmental health, Infectious diseases, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to a clean environment, Right to food, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The applicant alleged that the military government of Nigeria (Government), in its efforts to produce oil through the State-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), contaminated the environment of the Ogoni People and led to environmental degradation and health problems among that community. More specifically, the applicant claimed that the NNPC, acting within a consortium with …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Cancer, Clean water, Contamination, Drinking water, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Food, Food shortages, Forced displacement, Industrial waste, Lung disease, Military, Pollution, Potable water, Pulmonary diseases, Refugees, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Skin disease, Toxic waste, Water pollution
Download Judgment: English

Chavunduka, et al. v The Commissioner of Police, et al.

Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 2000
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2000] ZLR 418
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

In January 1999 the Standard, a weekly newspaper, published an article alleging a failed coup by senior members of the army. Several reasons for the coup were given including mismanagement of the economy and involvement in the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The first applicant, the editor of the Standard, was arrested …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Military, Police, Prison conditions, Torture
Download Judgment:

Haindongo Nghidipohamba Nanditume v. Minister of Defense

Country: Namibia
Year: 2000
Court: Labour Court
Citation: Haindongo Nghidipohamba Nanditume v. Minister of Def., Case. No. LC 24/98 (Namib.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Namibia prompted the Government of Namibia to issue Guidelines for the Implementation of a National Code on HIV/AIDS in Employment (Guidelines), which extended nondiscrimination provisions to enlistment procedures of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF). In part, the Guidelines aimed to counteract prejudices and ignorance surrounding the nature and cause of HIV/AIDS, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Examination, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Military, Most-at-risk, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV
Download Judgment: English
Page 3 of 512345