10 judgments found.

Senturk v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2013
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 13423/09
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The first applicant’s wife and second applicant’s mother, Menekse Senturk, was 34 weeks pregnant when she began experiencing pain. The first applicant took Mrs. Senturk to the Karsiyaka Public Hospital, the Izmir Public Hospital, the Ataturk Research and Teaching Hospital, and the Ege University Medical Faculty Hospital over the course of the day. Only at …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Duty of care, Emergency care, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal mortality, Miscarriage, Negligence, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Standard of care
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Georgina Ahamefule v. Imperial Medical Centre

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2012
Court: High Court of Lagos State
Citation: Suit No. ID/16272000
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

The Plaintiff was a nurse at a medical centre. Defendants were the medical centre and a doctor at the centre. While employed at the medical centre, the Plaintiff became pregnant and developed a skin disorder. She sought medical attention and the Defendant doctor performed several diagnostic tests. Neither the nature nor the outcome of the tests …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Compensation, Compulsory testing, Damages, Duty of care, Employment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Informed choice, Involuntary testing, Mandatory testing, Maternal health, Miscarriage, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Pregnancy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Standard of care, STDs, STIs, Transmission
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Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 2011
Court: Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 17/2008; UN Doc. CEDAW/C/49/D/17/2008
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The author of the communication, the mother of a woman who had died during childbirth, claimed that Brazilian authorities had not ensured access to quality medical treatment during her daughter’s delivery in violation of nondiscrimination provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). More specifically, the author of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Clinics, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health funding, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Medical records, Miscarriage, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Poor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Underprivileged
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T. P. F. (represented by the Centre for Reproductive Rights and the Centre for the Promotion and Protection of Sexual and Reproductive Rights) v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2011
Court: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 22/2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

This claim was brought on behalf of the injured by her mother, who asserted that the failure of the Peruvian health system to ensure access to essential services for women, in this case therapeutic abortion, compromises its obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, entered into force in …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Depression, Disabled, Emergency care, Examination, Minor, Miscarriage, Pregnancy, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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In the Matter of an Application by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children for Judicial Review

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, Queen's Bench Division
Citation: [2009] NIQB 92
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The law applicable to abortion and medically induced miscarriages in Northern Ireland was a 19th century law (the Offences against the Person Act 1861), which made it a crime to procure a miscarriage. Courts had interpreted this principle to decide that if a person who procured the abortion acted in good faith for the purpose …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Conscientious objection, Health education, Informed choice, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Miscarriage, Partial birth abortion, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Case 149

Country: Romania
Year: 2007
Court: National Council for Combating Discrimination
Citation: Decision No. 149 of 17 October 2007
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

On August 28, 2009, Mrs. Y, a pregnant woman of Roma ethnic origin, went to Targu Neamt Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, a public hospital, for a check-up.  Dr. X performed the check-up and sent her home, telling her there was nothing wrong with her and making certain derogatory statements about gypsies. When Mrs. Y …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clinics, Emergency care, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Maternal health, Miscarriage, Pregnancy, Primary care, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy
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AB and Ors. v. Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division
Citation: [2004] EWHC 644 (QB), [2005] Lloyds Rep Med 1, [2004] 2 FLR 365, [2005] 2 WLR 358, [2004] Fam Law 501, [2005] QB 506, [2004] 3 FCR 324, [2005] Lloyd's Rep Med 1, (2004) 77 BMLR 145
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life
Facts:

In 1999, it was disclosed that for many years tissue and organs had been taken at or after post-mortems on deceased children, which were retained without the knowledge of the parents. Hospital post-mortem examinations were generally carried out following the death of a person in a hospital, provided, in accordance with the Human Tissue Act …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Childbirth, Depression, Diagnostics, Disclosure, Duty of care, Examination, Family planning, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Informed choice, Mental disorder, Miscarriage, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Notification, Parental consent, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Testing, Tort, Trauma
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R v. King 

Country: Australia
Year: 2003
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: 59 NSWLR 472; [2003] NSWCCA 399
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The respondent was charged with maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm to Kylie Flick with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Prior to the crime, the respondent and Ms. Flick engaged in a single act of consensual sexual intercourse after which Ms. Flick became pregnant. The respondent sought to persuade Ms. Flick to have an abortion, …Read more

Tags: Assault, Child development, Childbirth, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Miscarriage, Termination of pregnancy, Violence against women
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Advocate Prakash Mani Sharma v. Government of Nepal and Others

Country: Nepal
Year: 1999
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Writ No.064 WO 0230
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Under Article 20(2) of the Interim Constitution 2063 in Nepal, every woman in Nepal had the fundamental right to reproductive health. However, there were no effective health services addressing the issue of uterine prolapse, a serious ailment affecting nearly 600,000 women in Nepal. The Petitioners, among others, Pro-Public, an organization working in the area of …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Awareness, Budget, Child development, Child mortality, Childbirth, Children, Diet, Family planning, Food, Health care workers, Health education, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health promotion, Health spending, Infant health, Infant mortality, Malnutrition, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Miscarriage, Pediatric health, Poor, Pregnancy, Primary care, Termination of pregnancy, Underprivileged, Unsafe abortion
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Chief Bernard Ominayak, et al. v. Canada

Country: Canada
Year: 1984
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 167/1984: U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/38/D/167/1984 (1990)
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Diet and nutrition, Environmental health, Infectious diseases, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of religion, Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

Chief Bernard Ominayak (the “author”) was the leader and representative of the Lubicon Lake Band (the “Band”), a Cree Indian Band living in the Province of Alberta in Canada. He argued that the State party expropriated Lubicon land for commercial interest despite its recognition that the Band members had the right to continue their traditional …Read more

Tags: Alcohol, Childbirth, Clean water, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Diet, Environmental degradation, Food, Indigenous groups, Inhuman treatment, Malnutrition, Miscarriage, Substance abuse, TB, Tuberculosis, Waste, Waste management
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