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28 judgments found.

Enhorn v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2005] E.C.H.R. 56529/00
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Public safety, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Applicant was an HIV-positive man who had sex with men. He had transmitted HIV to another, younger man through a sexual encounter prior to his diagnosis. He was subsequently instructed by the county medical officer, among other things, not to have sexual intercourse without first disclosing to his partner that he was HIV-positive, to …Read more

Tags: Addiction, AIDS, Alcohol, Children, Clinics, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Condoms, Counseling, Disclosure, Gay, HIV, HIV positive, Homosexual, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Isolation, LGBTI, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Paranoia, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Public hospitals, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Substance abuse, Transmission
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Storck v. Germany

Country: Germany
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Storck v. F.R.G., App. No. 61603/00, 43 Eur. H.R. Rep. 96 (2005).
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant, a German national, alleged violations under Article 5 (right to liberty and security of person), Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair hearing) and Article 8 (right to respect for his private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights concerning her involuntary placement and medical treatment in a private clinic …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory examination, Compulsory treatment, Damages, Disabled, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory testing, Mandatory treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Paranoia, Psychiatry, Psychosis, Schizophrenia
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Bensaid v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2001
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 44599/98; (2001) 33 EHRR 10; [2001] ECHR 82; [2001] MHLR 287; [2001] INLR 325; 11 BHRC 297
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to family life
Facts:

Bensaid brought an action against the United Kingdom as a result of a proposed deportation order to Algeria. Bensaid was a schizophrenic suffering from a psychotic illness. He had arrived in the United Kingdom from Algeria in 1989 and had been granted indefinite leave to remain after marrying a United Kingdom citizen. This leave lapsed …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Immigration, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Migrants, Paranoia, Psychiatry, Psychology, Refugees, Schizophrenia
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Case SU-1167/01

Country: Colombia
Year: 2001
Court: Constitutional Court
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

Doris Fabiola Reinoso Barroso was the daughter of Esteban Reinoso (the Plaintiff) a Colombian Petroleum Company (the Respondent) pensioner, who enjoyed medical assistance services covered by the Respondent. Although she was an adult, Ms. Barroso was listed as a beneficiary of the Plaintiff on these medical assistance services, as her paranoid schizophrenia meant that she …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Health insurance, Incapacity, Incompetence, Maternal health, Mental competence, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Paranoia, Pregnancy, Schizophrenia, Social security
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Keenan v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2001
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 27229/95, 33 Eur. H.R. Rep. 913 (2001).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Medicines, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant brought an action on behalf of her mentally ill son, Mark Keenan, who killed himself in prison, alleging the State was in violation of Articles 2 (right to life), 3 (prohibition of torture) and 13 (right to an effective remedy) of the European Convention. The applicant alleged that her son, who was known …Read more

Tags: Compulsory confinement, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Incompetence, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Isolation, Jail, Mandatory confinement, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Paranoia, Psychiatry, Psychology, Schizophrenia, Seclusion, Suicide, Torture
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Varbanov v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2000
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 31365/96, Eur. Ct. H.R. 457 (2000).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Applicant was accused of being mentally ill and dangerous. The District Prosecutor’s Office opened an inquiry. A police officer heard the applicant, who allegedly presented a document issued by a psychiatrist certifying that he was mentally fit. Later applicant refused an invitation by the prosecutor to undergo psychiatric examination therefore he was forcefully detained at …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory examination, Compulsory treatment, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory testing, Mandatory treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Paranoia, Psychiatry
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A v. New Zealand

Country: New Zealand
Year: 1999
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/66/D/754/1997 (Aug. 3, 1999).
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant had developed an obsession with a young woman he had met and had begun pursuing her persistently. He was convicted of assault after grabbing her by the wrists to make her stop and talk to him. He was subsequently examined by a psychiatrist and was diagnosed as having elements of a paranoid personality. …Read more

Tags: Compulsory confinement, Involuntary confinement, Mental disorder, Paranoia, Psychiatry
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A v. New Zealand

Country: New Zealand
Year: 1999
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: CCPR/C/66/D/754/1997
Facts:

The applicant, “A” (name withheld in decision),  was born in December 1955. “A” had one prior criminal conviction for threatening to damage property of Television New Zealand and was sentenced in October 1982 to one year probation. He was arrested again in October 1983 for harassing a young woman (B, name withheld) whom he had …Read more

Tags: access to justice, Arbitrary detention, Assault, Compulsory treatment, Detention, discrimination, Freedom of Thought, Health information, Imprisonment, Mental health, Mental illness, Paranoia, Psychiatry
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Matter v. Slovak Republic

Country: Slovakia
Year: 1999
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 31534/96; [1999] ECHR 38
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Applicant, Mr Wilibald Rudolf Matter, had been undergoing psychiatric treatment for twenty years for a continually worsening syndrome of dementia. As a result, the Čadca District Court restricted his legal capacity in 1976, and later in 1983 deprived him of all legal capacity on the ground that he suffered from an “explosive and vexatious form …Read more

Tags: Compulsory examination, Forced examination, Incapacity, Involuntary examination, Mandatory examination, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Paranoia, Psychosis
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Burnett v. Mental Health Tribunal

Country: Australia
Year: 1997
Court: Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory
Citation: [1997] ACTSC 310
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

This case involved a challenge to a decision of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Mental Health Tribunal. The ACT Supreme Court set aside an order to detain and administer psychiatric treatment to Geraldine Patricia Burnett, a 38 year old woman who suffered from a mild psychotic disorder. Burnett had at various times been taken into …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory treatment, Forced treatment, Incapacity, Incompetence, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-evidence based treatment, Paranoia, Psychiatry, Psychology
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