47 judgments found.

Martín de Mejía, Raquel v. Perú

Country: Peru
Year: 1996
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Martín de Mejía v. Perú, Case 10.970, Report No. 5/96, Inter-Am.C.H.R., OEA/Ser.L/V/II.91 Doc. 7 at 157 (1996).
Health Topics: Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

A group of armed persons with their faces covered by masks violently entered the home of the Mejías, abducted Mr. Mejías and later returned to the house, apparently to ask Mrs. Mejías for her husband’s identity documents. While she looked for them, one of the men followed her into the room and told her that …Read more

Tags: Assault, Forced disappearance, Military, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Terrorism, Torture
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Kerojärvi v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 1995
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 17506/90, 32 Eur. H.R. Rep. 8 (2001).
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant was a Finnish national who had retired from the military after receiving a shrapnel wound in his back during his service in the wars between Finland and the Soviet Union. Although the State Office for Accident Compensation (Compensation Office) acknowledged that the shrapnel wound was a “military injury” for purposes of compensation under …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Disabled, Employment, Handicapped, Military, Notification, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Physically challenged, Social security, Workers' compensation
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Canada (Attorney General) v. Thwaites

Country: Canada
Year: 1994
Court: Federal Court - Trial Division
Citation: [1994] 3 F.C. 38
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Occupational health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to work
Facts:

Simon Thwaites filed a complaint against the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), alleging that it discriminated against him under the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) by restricting his employment because of his HIV-positive status. Thwaites enlisted in the CAF in 1980 and by 1986 had risen to the rank of master seaman, a position that primarily …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Disabled, Employment, Gay, Health care professionals, Health care workers, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Homosexual, Job safety, LGBTI, Military, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexual orientation
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M’Boissona (on behalf of Bozize) v. Central African Republic

Country: Central African Republic
Year: 1994
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication 428/1990, UN Doc. CCPR/C/50/D/428/1990
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to food, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

In a communication submitted to the United Nations Humans Right Committee (“UNHRC”), Yvonne M’Boissona asserted that her brother, François Bozize, led a coup d’état in the Central African Republic in 1982. After fleeing the country, he was arrested in July 1989 in Benin, repatriated to the Central African Republic by force, and imprisoned at a …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Armed conflict, Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Food, Food safety, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Malnutrition, Military, Militias, Prison conditions, Refugee, Solitary confinement, Starvation, Torture
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Velasquez Rodriguez v. Honduras

Country: Honduras
Year: 1988
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Series C No. 4, July 29 1989
Health Topics: Prisons, Violence
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
Facts:

This case considered the practice of “forced disappearances” by the Government of Honduras, which included secret surveillance, kidnapping and executions. The Court found as proved that “[d]uring the period 1981 to 1984, 100 to 150 persons disappeared in the Republic of Honduras, and many were never heard from again.” It recognized patterns in these disappearances …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detention, Execution, Forced disappearance, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Military, Police, Torture
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Disabled Peoples International v. United States

Country: United States
Year: 1987
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 9213; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.71, Doc. 9 rev.1, 184, 22 September 1987
Health Topics: Disabilities, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The Richmond Hill Insane Asylum in Grenada was bombed by military aircraft belonging to the United States in 1983. Petitioners, including Disabled Peoples’ International, presented the names of sixteen persons who were killed and six who were injured and claimed that the deaths and physical injuries of the mental patients were caused by purposeful armed …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Military
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Velasquez Rodriguez v. Honduras

Country: Honduras
Year: 1986
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Resolution No. 22/86, Case 7920, April 18, 1986, OEA/Ser.L/V/II.68 Doc. 8 rev. 1, 26 September 1986
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Angel Manfredo Velasquez Rodriguez (“AMVR”), a UNAH student, was arrested without warrant in Tegucigalpa on September 12, 1981. Eyewitnesses saw members of the National Investigation Directorate and G-2 (Intelligence) of the Armed Forces of Honduras apprehend and take AMVR to an unknown location. On September 9, 1981, the Government of Honduras recognized the jurisdiction of …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Forced disappearance, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Military, Militias, Police, Torture
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