138 judgments found.

Y.F. v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 24209/94; (2003) 39 EHRR 715; [2003] ECHR 391
Health Topics: Informed consent, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to privacy
Facts:

YF was a Turkish national. On 15 October 1993, he was taken into custody on suspicion of aiding and abetting the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), an illegal terrorist organization. Two days later, his wife, NF, was also taken into custody. NF was held in custody for four days, during which time she was allegedly kept …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Compulsory examination, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Forced examination, Humiliating treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary examination, Law enforcement, Mandatory examination, Patient choice, Police, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Torture, Violence against women
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Zheng Xuefeng and Chen Guoqing v . People’ s Hospital of Jiangsu Province [郑雪峰、陈国青诉江苏省人民医院医疗服务合同纠纷案)]

Country: China
Year: 2003
Court: Intermediate People’s Court of Nanjing City [中华人民共和国江苏省南京市中级人民法院]
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The Plaintiffs Zhen Xuefeng and Chen Guoqing were a married couple seeking a fertility treatment. They signed a contract regarding such assisted reproduction with defendant People’s hospital of Jiangsu Province (“People’s hospital”). The contract did not specify which of two fertilization techniques (Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (“ICSI”) or In Vitro Fertilization (“IVF”)) would be used, however …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Compensation, Damages, Emergency care, Fertility, Health care technology, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Inappropriate treatment, Infertility, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Remedies, Unauthorized treatment
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Case 00-14564

Country: France
Year: 2001
Court: Cour de cassation [Court of Cassation]
Citation: Cass. civ I, n°00-14564, 9 October 2001
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to health
Facts:

A doctor, Y, was treating Mrs. X during her pregnancy. Y suspected a breech presentation (buttocks- or feet-first presentation rather than the normal head-first presentation) during the 8th month of pregnancy. The mother wanted a home birth. On 12 January, the child was born in a home birth and as a result of inadequate medical …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Caesarean, Child development, Children, Disabled, Emergency care, Handicapped, Health care technology, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Minor, Non-evidence based treatment, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Standard of care
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Case 198546

Country: France
Year: 2001
Court: Conseil d'Etat [Council of State]
Citation: C.E., n°198546, 26 October 2001
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life
Facts:

The plaintiff’s husband was hospitalized due to severe renal failure. Conscious of his severe state of health, the husband wrote a statement ten days later stating that, as a Jehovah’s Witness, he refused to get any blood products or transfusions, even if there were essential to his survival. The doctors gave him a blood transfusion …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Clinical trials, Emergency care, Forced treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Notification, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Tort, Unauthorized treatment
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Case 2001-446 DC

Country: France
Year: 2001
Court: Conseil constitutionnel [Constitutional Council]
Citation: C. C., n°2001-446 DC, 27 June 2001
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Before the promulgation of the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Act, 78 senators made a referral to the French constitutional court challenging the constitutionality of the new bill according to article 61 of the French Constitution. The Act had three components. It extended to 12 weeks the period of time a woman could have an abortion …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Children, Counseling, Criminalization, Forced abortion, Freedom of information, Health facilities, Infant mortality, Informed choice, Minor, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Unsafe abortion
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Ferguson v. City of Charleston

Country: United States
Year: 2001
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 532 U.S. 67 (2001)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Controlled substances, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Petitioners were former patients who received obstetrical care at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), a public hospital in the city of Charleston, and who were arrested after testing positive for cocaine. In 1988, concerns arose among MUSC staff about an apparent increase in the use of cocaine by patients who were receiving prenatal …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Cocaine, Compulsory testing, Crack cocaine, Drug abuse, Infant health, Infant mortality, Informed choice, Involuntary testing, Mandatory testing, Maternal health, Minor, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Substance abuse
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Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal v. Okonkwo

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2001
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: (2002) AHRLR 159 (NgSC 2001); [2001] WRN 1
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Freedom of religion, Right to bodily integrity, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) brought charges to determine whether a practitioner is guilty of punishable “infamous conduct” when in deference to a patient’s religious views which he failed to provide live-saving blood transfusions, refer the patient to another practitioner, or terminate his medical contract. The patient, Martha Okorie, and her …Read more

Tags: Duty of care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Informed choice, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Standard of care
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Case 98-17731

Country: France
Year: 2000
Court: Cour de cassation [Court of Cassation]
Citation: Cass. civ I, n°98-17731, 7 November 2000
Health Topics: Health information, Health systems and financing, Informed consent
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

Two medical practitioners came to an agreement where the first practitioner would give the second practitioner half of his patients in return for payment of money and provision of equipment. One doctor defaulted under this agreement and sought to enforce it in the court. The Court of Appeals had held that the agreement was void.

Tags: Access to health care, Awareness, Patient choice
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In re A (children)

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2000
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2000] EWCA Civ 254
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

Jodie and Mary were conjoined twins connected at the lower abdomen. Each had their own vital organs, but one of Jodie’s arteries supplied oxygenated blood to Mary. The twins were surgically capable of being separated, but doing so would leave Mary’s deficient heart and lungs without support and lead to her death. However, if the …Read more

Tags: Children, Disabled, Duty of care, Forced treatment, Incompetence, Infant health, Involuntary treatment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Minor, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Physically challenged, Public hospitals, Unauthorized treatment
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R v. Parker

Country: Canada
Year: 2000
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: [2000] OJ No. 2787, 135 OAC 1
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Terrance Parker suffered from severe epilepsy since he was a young child. He could substantially reduce the incidence of seizures by smoking marihuana, but he had no legal source of marihuana. Parker was charged with cultivating marihuana under the Narcotic Control Act and with possession of marihuana under the new Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Alternative medicine, Clinical testing, Clinical trials, Criminalization, Drug enforcement, Drug safety, Drug use, Epilepsy, Experimental treatment, Harm reduction, Manufacturing, Marijuana, Neurological diseases, Patient choice, People who use drugs
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