75 judgments found.

RJR-MacDonald Inc v. Canada (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 1995
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1995] 3 S.C.R. 199
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression

Two prominent tobacco companies challenged the constitutionality of the Tobacco Products Control Act (the Act), which regulated the advertisement of tobacco products and their requisite health warnings. They also challenged an amendment to the Tobacco Products Control Regulations (the Regulations) which imposed a total advertising ban, prohibited the use of tobacco trade marks on non-tobacco …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Noncommunicable diseases, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Doe v. Wigginton

Country: United States
Year: 1994
Court: 6th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 21 F.3d 733 (1994)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy

The Appellant, Doe, a prisoner incarcerated in Kentucky, brought this challenge alleging his constitutional rights under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments were violated by Policy 13.5 (the Policy), a Kentucky rule which restricted the eligibility of inmates for “at-request” HIV testing. In January 1989, at an initial medical screening following his incarceration, Doe requested that …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Confidentiality, Cruel and unusual punishment, Detention, Disclosure, Examination, First-line treatment, Health data, Health information, Heart disease, Imprisonment, Inmate, Jail, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Noncommunicable diseases, Pharmaceuticals, Second-line treatment, Secondary care, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Tertiary care, Torture
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Askan Das Batra v. Attorney General

Country: Zambia
Year: 1993
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: (1993-1994) Z.R. 41 (S.C.)
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security

The Appellant was employed by the Zambian Government as an accountant with the Ministry of Legal Affairs.  Upon recommendation for further evaluation of his medical condition he travelled to the United Kingdom where he underwent elective heart surgery.  He then claimed reimbursement of his medical expenses from his employer under the Conditions of Service for …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Elderly, Employment, Health funding, Health insurance, Heart disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Older persons, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Senior citizens, Social security, Subsidies
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X. v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 1976
Court: European Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 6839/74
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security

The applicant argued that the refusal of the authorities to give her disabled daughter a medical card constituted a breach of her daughter’s right to life guaranteed by Article 2 (right to life) of the European Convention of Human Rights (“the Convention”). The applicant’s daughter suffered from a serious deformation of the larynx, which prevented …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Children, Disabled, Handicapped, Health funding, Health insurance, Infant health, Minor, Noncommunicable diseases, Pediatric health, Physically challenged
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Sunshine Porcelain Potteries Proprietary Ltd. v. Nash

Country: Australia
Year: 1961
Court: Privy Council
Citation: [1961] AC 927; [1961] 3 All ER 203; [1961] 3 WLR 747; 105 SJ 606
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Occupational health

Ms. Nash brought an action for compensation under the Victorian Worker’s Compensation Act 1928 (the 1928 Act) against her former employers, Sunshine Porcelain. She claimed compensation was payable after she contracted silicosis in the workplace. Sunshine Porcelain Potteries employed Ms. Nash in the years 1931-38. During her time as an employee of Sunshine Porcelain, Ms. …Read more

Tags: Asbestos, Damages, Disabled, Employment, Job safety, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Workers' compensation
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