40 judgments found.

Community of La Oroya v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 76/09, Petition 1473-06, August 5, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to a clean environment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Petitioners alleged that environmental pollution from a metallurgical complex in La Oroya, Peru caused a series of violations of the rights of community members. They alleged Peru was guilty by act and omission for its failure to control the metallurgical complex; its lack of supervision of the facility’s operation; and its failure to adopt measures …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asthma, Biohazard, Biosafety, Cancer, Child development, Child mortality, Children, Contamination, Diagnostics, Heart disease, Industrial waste, Infant health, Infant mortality, Infertility, Kidney disease, Lung disease, Maternal health, Minor, Neurological diseases, Poisoning, Pollution, Respiratory diseases, Skin disease, Toxic waste
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Paladi v. Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 39806/05; (2008) 47 EHRR 15
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant, a Moldovan national, complained that the Republic of Moldova violated his rights under Articles 3, 5, and 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the “Convention”) by detaining him without a lawful basis and failing to provide proper medical care. Detention: The applicant was a deputy mayor …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diabetes, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Examination, Inhuman treatment, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Public hospitals
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Dodov v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Dodov v. Bulg., App. No. 59548/00, 47 Eur. H.R. Rep. 41 (2008).
Health Topics: Aging, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Applicant, Mr. Dodov is a Bulgarian national. His mother, Mrs. Stoyanova, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and disappeared from a state-owned nursing home and was never found. Efforts by applicant to bring criminal and civil proceedings against the hospital staff for negligence in causing the disappearance of his mother did not yield results. Relying on Article …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Elderly, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Nursing home, Older persons, Remedies, Senior citizens, Standard of care, Tort
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Trevethick v. Ministry of Health

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2008
Court: High Court
Citation: [2008] NZHC 415; (2008) 8 HRNZ 485; [2008] NZAR 454
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to social security
Facts:

The appellant, a woman suffering from multiple sclerosis, brought a claim against New Zealand’s Ministry of Health for discrimination contrary to s. 123(2) of the Human Rights Act, 1993. She claimed that if her disability had been caused by accident rather than illness, she would have received significantly greater disability benefits from the government under …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Handicapped, Health funding, Health regulation, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Physically challenged, Social security
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Case 6501/2007

Country: Spain
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: S.T.S. 6501, July 17, 2007.
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Facts:

In 2002, Jose Maria was diagnosed with cancerous enlargements and was admitted to the Virgen de las Nievas Hospital, where he was treated with four cycles of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. One year later, he needed a surgery that public health services were unable to provide. As such, he went to the Teknon Clinic of Barcelona …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cancer, Clinics, Emergency care, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Lung disease, Neurological diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Social security, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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Khudobin v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 59696/00; (2006) ECHR 898
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Mr. Khudobin, a Russian national, filed an application against the Russian Government for allegedly violating several articles of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”). The applicant was arrested after he was caught supplying heroin to an undercover police agent. He was placed in custody during pre-trial investigations and …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Drug enforcement, Examination, Hepatitis, Heroin, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Inhuman treatment, Insanity, Lung disease, Measles, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Morphine, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Pneumonia, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases
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Trevethick v. Ministry of Health (Decision No. 1)

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2007
Court: Human Rights Review Tribunal
Citation: [2007] NZHRRT 7
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to social security
Facts:

This case concerned whether there was unlawful discrimination under New Zealand’s Human Rights Act (1993) (“HRA”), where legislation provided financial support for a disability arising from an accident, but not for a disability arising from a degenerative process or the manifestation of a disease. Ms. Trevethicks (Plaintiff) suffered from multiple sclerosis. She could only drive …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Physically challenged, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Sarban v. Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2006
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 3456/05
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant is Mr. Vladimir Sarban, a Moldovan National. He was a secretary of Chişinău Municipal Council. He was held in detention on the charges of abuse of power regarding the purchase of 40 ambulances on behalf of the municipal council. However, the Court noted that the prosecutor “essentially stated” that the arrest was done …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Examination, Health care technology, Inhuman treatment, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Trauma
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Orlando, Susana Beatriz v. Provincia de Buenos Aires et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: O. 59. XXXVIII
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Susana Orlando, a 55-year-old-woman suffering from multiple sclerosis, brought a claim of amparo against the Federal State and the Province of Buenos Aires for acts and omissions preventing her to obtain the medicine she needed to fight her disease and that she could not afford. In particular, she complained about the fact that her illness …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Blind, Disabilities, Handicapped, Low income, Neurological diseases, Poor, Underprivileged
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Qobalia v. Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs

Country: Georgia
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Case No. bs-434-25 (3k-05)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiffs alleged violations of the statute on the Protection of Consumers’ Rights for the failure of the respondents to develop standards of evaluation regarding imported vaccinations and the failure to notify the public about the risks associated with the imported vaccinations. G. Qobalia was a 12 year-old healthy child. He was vaccinated against Hepatitis …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Children, Compensation, Damages, Drug quality, Drug safety, Health data, Health education, Immunization, Informed choice, Labeling, Minor, Neurological diseases, Pediatric health, Tort, Vaccination, Vaccines
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