17 judgments found.

Commission of the European Communities v. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: Case C-127/05, Comm'n v. U.K., 2007 E.C.R. I-4619.
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The Commission of the European Communities (Commission) brought an action against the United Kingdom for a declaration that provisions of section 2(1) of the UK Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Act), read in conjunction with sections 33 and 47 of that Act, permitted the United Kingdom to negate its obligations under Article …Read more

Tags: Health regulation, Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions
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Rothwell v. Chemical and Insulating Co. Ltd. and Anr. and other appeals

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2007
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2007] UKHL 39
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Mental health, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

A group of employees brought an action in negligence for damages against their employer, Chemical & Insulating Co, for exposure to asbestos in the course of their employment. The employees had been negligently exposed to asbestos and had as a consequence developed pleural plaques. This was the thickening of a layer of fibers on the …Read more

Tags: Asbestos, Job safety, Lung disease, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Respiratory diseases, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights (MFHR) v. Greece

Country: Greece
Year: 2005
Court: European Committee of Social Rights
Citation: Complaint No.30/2005
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health information, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff alleges that Greece failed to comply with its obligation to protect public health against air pollution of the  European Social Charter by allowing the operate of lignite mines and power stations without taking all necessary steps to reduce this impact. The MFHR bases its claim on studies of particulate matter that show that …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Asthma, Awareness, Environmental degradation, Health education, Job safety, Lung disease, Occupational accident, Occupational health and safety, Pollution, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Aquino, Isacio v. Cargo Servicios Industriales S.A.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: A. 2652. XXXVIII
Health Topics: Disabilities, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions, Right to health
Facts:

A 29-year-old construction worker fell 10 meters from veneer roof while at work, rendering him permanently and totally disabled. No safety devices were provided by the employer, including a net or other protection mechanism to protect workers from falls.  The worker brought an action challenging the constitutionality of Article 39(1) of the Occupational Risks Law …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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M.S. v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 1997
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 20837/92, Eur. Ct. H.R. 49 (1997).
Health Topics: Health information, Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant was a Swedish citizen who slipped and fell at work. She made a claim for compensation under the Industrial Injury Insurance Act from the State Insurance Office. The applicant’s lawyer made a routine request for her file and it was revealed that the State Office had been in correspondence with the women’s clinic and …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Compensation, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health data, Health records, Job safety, Medical records, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Workers' compensation
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M.C. Mehta v. State of Tamil Nadu, et al.(Sivaski child labor case)

Country: India
Year: 1990
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: AIR 1991 SC 417; (1991) 1 Mlj 44 (SC); 1990 (2) SCALE 947); [1991] 3 SCR 312
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Occupational health, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to education, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to work
Facts:

The Petitioner was an individual concerned about the high rate of employment of children in the Match factories of Sivakasi in Kamaraj District of the State of Tamil Nadu. Petitioner contended that such employment was hazardous and unconstitutional. He filed a writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution seeking educational, medical and health facilities …Read more

Tags: Child development, Child labor, Children, Minor, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Pediatric health, Safe working conditions
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Richardson v. Redpath Brown and Co. Ltd.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1944
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [1944] 1 All ER 110
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The employer of an injured steel erector sued its employee, seeking an injunction that would require the employee to undergo radical surgery to obtain relief from a hernia. The hernia, which arose out of and in the course of the employee’s designated work, rendered the employee incapable of performing key work functions. As per the …Read more

Tags: Compulsory examination, Compulsory treatment, Disabled, Employment, Examination, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Involuntary examination, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory examination, Mandatory treatment, Occupational accident, Patient choice, Physically challenged, Workers' compensation
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