88 judgments found.

Case 649

Country: Romania
Year: 2008
Court: National Council for Combating Discrimination
Citation: Decision No. 649 of 4 December 2008
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

The petitioner claimed that the defendant hospital’s practice of only admitting mothers with sick children was discriminatory. In particular, the petitioners pointed to the defendant hospital’s notice board which read:  “children up to 3 years of age are admitted along with their mothers”, and “Mother – not relatives”. However, the defendant hospital argued that this …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Children, Health facilities, Health spending, Infant health, Minor, Pediatric health, Public hospitals, Social security
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Paxton v. Ramji

Country: Canada
Year: 2008
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2008 ONCA 697, 92 OR (3d) 401
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

This appeal concerns whether a doctor owes a tort law duty of care to a future child subsequently born of the doctor’s patient. Dr. Ramji prescribed Accutane to Dawn Paxton, mother of the plaintiff, Jamie Paxton, on the understanding that Dawn would not become pregnant while taking the drug. Due to her husband’s failed vasectomy, …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Contraception, Contraceptives, Counseling, Damages, Deaf, Differently abled, Disabled, Disclosure, Drug safety, Duty of care, Fertility, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Pharmaceuticals, Physically challenged, Standard of care, Testing, Tort
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Pediatric Clinic of Los Lagos v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 70/08, Petition 12.242, October 16, 2008; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.134, Doc. 5, rev. 1, 25 February 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Ten children died as a result of the presumed medical negligence of the personnel at the Clínica Pediátrica da Região dos Lagos. The hospital received funds from the state via the public system of health of Brazil called Sistema Unico de Salud. The majority of children treated at the hospital were from families with “reduced …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Children, Cleanliness, Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Infant health, Infant mortality, Low income, Minor, Negligence, Pediatric health, Poor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Underprivileged
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Advocate Sapana Pradhan Malla v. Prime Minister

Country: Nepal
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Writ No. 3561 of the year 2063 B. S (2006)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to education, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to property, Right to work
Facts:

The Forum for Women, Law and Development, the Petitioner, was an organization working with vulnerable communities such as women, children and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIVA). Although the right to privacy was guaranteed under Article 28 of the Interim Constitution, 2007, there were no legal provisions safeguarding the privacy of women, children, or PLHIVA (the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, AIDS, Children, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, HIV positive, HIV status, Minor, Pediatric health, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Pregnancy, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Termination of pregnancy, Violence against women
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Canada (Attorney General) v. JTI-MacDonald Corp., et al.

Country: Canada
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2007] 2 S.C.R. 610, 2007 S.C.C. 30
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression
Facts:

The Canadian Parliament enacted the Tobacco Act (the Act) and the Tobacco Products Information Regulations (the Regulations) in response to the decision of the Court in RJR-Macdonald Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General) [1994] 1 S.C.R. 311, which struck down a previous version of the Act. The new legislation permitted information and brand-preference advertising but prohibited …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Children, Minor, Pediatric health, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Health Department of Sao Paulo v. Municipality of Sao Paulo

Country: Brazil
Year: 2007
Court: Court of Justice for the Minority and Collective Interest [Procuradoria da Jutica de Interesses Difusos e Coletivos]
Citation: Civil Appeal No. 152.887.0/1-00
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

A minor diagnosed with progressive muscular dystrophy was denied access to a special Municipal transportation service called the ATENDE program because he was not yet using a wheelchair. The ATENDE program was instituted to meet the needs of handicapped people who could not otherwise access common public transportation. The Health Department of Sao Paulo, on …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Children, Differently abled, Disabled, Handicapped, Indigent, Low income, Minor, Pediatric health, Physically challenged, Poor
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Lawrence v. Pembrokeshire County Council

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2007
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: [2007] EWCA Civ 446
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to family life
Facts:

Following visits from Pembrokeshire County Council’s Child Protection Team (“CPT”), in 2002, L’s children were placed on the Child Protection Register as being at risk of emotional harm from her and their father. The children remained on the Register for two months. L brought a claim against P under sections s 6 and 7(1)(a) of …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Health regulation, Minor, Pediatric health
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Afdeling Bestuursrechtspraak van de Raad van State [Administrative Jurisdiction of the Council of State], 11 October 2006, nr200600633/1, LJN:AY9897

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2006
Court: Afdeling bestuursrechtspraak van de Raad van State (Administrative Jurisdiction Department of the Council of State)
Citation: 11 October 2006, nr200600633/1, LJN:AY9897
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Public safety, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

According to the Benefit Entitlement Act (“BEA”), health care providers who offer medically necessary care to illegal immigrants must be compensated for their expenses. To achieve this, the BEA increased the budget of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports (“the Ministry”). Instead of managing the compensation fund itself, the Ministry appointed the Foundation Koppeling …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Childbirth, Emergency care, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Immigrants, Immigration, Indigent, Pediatric health, Poor, Pregnancy, Refugees, Reimbursement, Subsidies, Threat of violence, Underprivileged, Vaccination
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Applicant v. The Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers [Rechtbank’s Gravenhage, zittingplaats Amsterdam [District Court of Gravenhage, sitting at Amsterdam], 25 August 2006, LJN:AZ2923]

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2006
Court: District Court of Gravenhage
Citation: LJN:AZ2923
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to housing
Facts:

The Applicant was a multi-handicapped child suffering from “Down Syndrome, a congenital heart defect and a delayed thyroid disorder”. He was being treated for his condition and, in the absence of treatment, it was expected that his physical and mental condition would deteriorate.  Applicant had applied for a grant of residence, which was denied by …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Child development, Children, Disabled, Handicapped, Immigration, Infant health, Mental disability, Mental retardation, Migrants, Minor, Pediatric health, Physically challenged, Poor, Underprivileged
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Rodríguez, Karina Verónica v. Estado Nacional et. al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: R. 1148. XLI
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to food
Facts:

Plaintiff filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the Province of Buenos Aires and the Federal State  alleging that, due to omissions attributable to both states, her children suffered from malnutrition. She requested that the Court issue a provisional measure ordering the respondents to promptly satisfy the most basic nutritional and …Read more

Tags: Children, Diet, Food, Indigent, Malnutrition, Pediatric health, Poor
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