16 judgments found.

CASE OF GÜÇ v. TURKEY

Country: Turkey
Year: 2018
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 15374/11
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant, a caretaker employed by an education center, had been taken into police custody on suspicion of child molestation. The local prosecutor lodged an indictment against the applicant, charging him with sexual abuse, sexual assault and unlawful detention of a minor. The court, however, ordered the applicant’s acquittal, holding that it was not possible …Read more

Tags: Children, Incompetence, Mental competence, Minor, Molestation, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment
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Nelson v. Livermore

Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2017 ONCA 712
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Informed consent, Mental health, Prisons, Public safety, Violence
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:

Rodney Nelson sought judicial review of his involuntary admission to a psychiatric hospital under Ontario’s Mental Health Act (“MHA”) and an order for his immediate release due to rights infringements. Nelson had a lengthy history of crimes with many violent offences, including sexual offences against women and children. A psychiatrist completed an application for psychiatric …Read more

Tags: Assault, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Examination, Forced treatment, Health regulation, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Molestation, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Threat of violence, Violence against women
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Caleb Orozco v. Attorney General of Belize

Country: Belize
Year: 2016
Court: Supreme Court of Belize
Citation: Claim 668 of 2010
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Claimant, Caleb Orozco, a citizen of Belize was a homosexual male and a health educator. In the Supreme Court of Belize, he challenged the constitutional validity of Section 53 of the Belize Criminal Code to the extent that it criminalized anal sex between two consenting male adults. Section 53 of the Criminal Code stated …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Assault, Buggery, Bullying, Counselling, Depression, Diagnostics, Gay, Hazing, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Molestation, Most-at-risk, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/ AIDS, PLHIV, Queer, Rape, Secrecy, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual orientation, Sexual violence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sodomy, STDs, STIs, Transmission, Trauma
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X and Y v. Georgia

Country: Georgia
Year: 2015
Court: Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Citation: Communication No. 24/2009; U.N. Doc. CEDAW/C/61/D/24/2009
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

X and her daughter Y claimed a long history of physical and sexual assault at the hands of X’s husband, who was Y’s father. X was raped by him in 1987 and later married him, believing that Georgian social and cultural norms defining virginity as essential to female virtue compelled her to marry him or …Read more

Tags: Assault, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, Molestation, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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S.V.P. v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2012
Court: Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 31/2011; UN Doc. CEDAW/C/53/D/31/2011
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

A mother brought a case on behalf of her daughter who was suffering affective disorder for having been a victim of an act of sexual violence in 2004, when she was seven years old. In 2006, the indictment against the perpetrator was issued. After two years, and in less than two months, the court approved …Read more

Tags: Assault, Molestation, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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L.C. v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2011
Court: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Citation: L.C. v. Peru, CEDAW, U.N. Doc. CEDAW/C/50/D/22/2009 (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
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 health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

A minor child, L.C., began to be sexually abused at the age of 11 years by a 34-year-old man. Two years later, L.C. became pregnant, and in response, attempted suicide by jumping from a building. L.C. survived her suicide attempt, and she was taken to a public hospital where she was diagnosed with a series …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Criminalization, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, Molestation, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Violence against women
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R.M. v Attorney General, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2010
Court: Nairobi High Court
Citation: [2010] eKLR; Petition 705 of 2007
Health Topics: Poverty, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

RM was born a hermaphrodite/intersexual and was raised as male. His birth was not registered at the time, which caused RM difficulties later in life as he was not in consequence recognised by the State for employment, marriage or other legal reasons. RM was later convicted of an offence of robbery with violence and sentenced …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Gender identity, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Intersex, LGBTI, Low income, Molestation, Poor, Sexual harassment, Solitary confinement, Torture
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V.R.P., et al. v. Nicaragua

Country: Nicaragua
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 3/09, Petition 4408-02, February 11, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Mental health, 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 due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Petitioner V.P.C. stated that on two occasions, her father H.R.A. took her nine-year-old daughter V.R.C. to a remote site, drugged her, and sexually abused her. Petitioner took her daughter to the hospital on October 16, 2001 because her daughter could not control her bowels. The doctor biopsied polyps near the daughter’s rectum and found that …Read more

Tags: Assault, Buggery, Depression, Forced examination, Involuntary examination, Mandatory examination, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Minor, Molestation, Pediatric health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Sodomy, STDs, STIs, Trauma, Violence against women
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K.U. v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: K.U. v. Fin., App. No. 2872/02, 48 Eur. H.R. Rep. 52 (2009).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life
Facts:

An unknown person placed an advertisement of a sexual nature on a dating website in the name of the applicant, who was 12 years old at the time, without his knowledge, mentioning private information such as his age, year of birth, physical characteristics and his telephone number, which was accurate except for one digit. In …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Minor, Molestation, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment
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Paola Del Rosario Guzman Albarracin and Next of Kin v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 76/08, Petition 1055-06, October 17, 2008; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.134, Doc. 5, rev. 1, 25 February 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The Centro de Derechos Reproductivos (Center for Reproductive Rights) and the Centro Ecuatoriano para la Promoción y Acción de la Mujer (Center for the Advancement and Action of Women) (CEPAM-Guayaquil) alleged that the assistant principal at the public school where Paola del Rosario Guzmán Albarracín, age 16, was a student, took advantage of his position …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Emergency care, Maternal health, Minor, Molestation, Pregnancy, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion, Violence against women
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