47 judgments found.

Huri-Laws v. Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2000
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 225/98 (2000).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to property
Facts:

Huri-Laws, a non-governmental organization registered in Nigeria, filed on behalf of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), another Nigerian organization based in Lagos, a complaint claiming that the Federal Military Government of Nigeria harassed and persecuted the latter’s legal staff in various forms that violated provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Charter). …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Military, Prison conditions, Torture
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Malawi African Association, et al. v. Mauritania

Country: Mauritania
Year: 2000
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: (2000) AHRLR 149 (ACHPR 2000); Communications 54/91, 61/91, 98/93, 164-196/97 and 210/98
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to food, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to property, Right to work, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

Six communications jointly alleged that the Mauritanian state committed numerous human rights violations from 1986 to 1992. Specifically, the communications alleged that the State violated articles 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, and 26 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (“the Charter”), which came into …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Armed conflict, Cleanliness, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Malnutrition, Military, Prison conditions, Rape, Refugees, Solitary confinement, Starvation, Torture
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Lustig-Prean and Beckett v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1999
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications No. 31417/96 and 32377/96; (2000) 29 EHRR 548; [1999] ECHR 71; 7 BHRC 65
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

Mr. Lustig-Prean and Mr. Beckett were discharged from the Royal Navy on the basis of their sexual orientation. In June 1994, Mr. Lustig-Prean was approached by military service police and, wanting to avoid further and less discrete investigations, Mr. Lustig-Prean admitted that he was homosexual. In May 1993, Mr. Beckett admitted to his superiors that …Read more

Tags: Bullying, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, Gay, HIV, HIV status, Homosexual, Humiliating treatment, LGBTI, Military, Most-at-risk, Queer, Secrecy, Sexual orientation
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Rights International v. Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Year: 1999
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 215/98 (1999).
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Rights International, a non-governmental organization based in the United States, claimed that Nigerian military soldiers arrested and tortured Mr. Charles Baridorn Wiwa at an unknown military detention camp in Gokana, Nigeria. The Complainant alleged that Mr. Wiwa’s detention lasted from January 2-9, 1996, and that during his detention, authorities horsewhipped him, subjected him to various …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Forced displacement, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Military, Refugees, Torture
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Smith and Grady v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1999
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications No. 33985/96 and 33986/96; (1999) 29 EHRR 493; [1999] ECHR 72; [1999] IRLR 734; (1999) 11 Admin LR 879
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to privacy, Right to work
Facts:

The Applicants were both exemplary members of the Royal Air Force and had been discharged solely due to being homosexual. The first appellant was an enrolled nurse.  An anonymous female caller left a message on the applicant’s answering machine stating that she knew about the applicant’s homosexuality and afterwards informed the air force authorities. In a …Read more

Tags: Employment, Gay, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Military, Sexual orientation
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X v. Commonwealth

Country: Australia
Year: 1999
Court: High Court
Citation: [1999] HCA 63; 200 CLR 177; 167 ALR 529; 74 ALJR 176
Health Topics: Disabilities, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

X was discharged from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) after he tested positive for HIV, in accordance with an ADF policy that sought to avoid transmission of HIV between soldiers. He subsequently filed a complaint with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (the Commission), claiming his discharge constituted unlawful discrimination under the Disability Discrimination …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Disabled, Employment, Hepatitis, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Military, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Safe working conditions, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Transmission
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Aydin v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 1998
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 23178/94, 25 Eur. H.R. Rep. 251 (1998).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant was a 17-year old Turkish national of Kurdish origin girl who lived with her parents in a village in south-east Turkey. Since 1985 serious disturbances had raged in this part of the country between the security forces and the members of a Kurdish separatist party. Turkey claimed that these had resulted in the deaths …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Children, Compensation, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, Military, Minor, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Terrorism, Torture
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McGinley and Egan v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1998
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 21825/93 and 23414/94; (1999) 27 EHRR 1
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health information, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

McGinley (M) and Egan (E) were servicemen who had been present on a Pacific island in 1958 when atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons had been carried out (five in M’s case and one in that of E). During the tests service personnel had been ordered to line-up in the open and to face away from …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Awareness, Biohazard, Freedom of information, Health records, Medical records, Military, Non-communicable diseases, Non-disclosure, Notification, Nuclear radiation, Social security
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Kalaç v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 1997
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: (1997) 27 EHRR 552
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom of religion, Right to social security
Facts:

Kalac (K), a judge advocate and director of legal affairs for the air force, was a practicing Muslim who was permitted to pray five times a day and to perform his other religious duties, such as keeping the fast of Ramadan and attending Friday prayers at the mosque. He was one of three officers and …Read more

Tags: Health insurance, Military, Social security
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Mentes and Others v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 1997
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 23186/94
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, 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:

Mentes (M), T1, T2 and U lived in a village in south-east Turkey, the first three in its lower neighbourhood and the fourth in a separate hamlet. Since 1985 serious disturbances had raged in this part of the country between the security forces and the members of a Kurdish separatist party. Turkey claimed that these …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Inhuman treatment, Military, Terrorism
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