53 judgments found.

Fyodorov and Fyodorova v. Ukraine

Country: Ukraine
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 39229/03
Health Topics: Aging, Informed consent, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Two Ukrainian nationals lodged this complaint against the Ukraine under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights (the “Convention”) in 2003. The applicants alleged that they were ill-treated by the police and that no effective investigations of the event took place. One of the applicants also alleged that he had been …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Assault, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory examination, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Elderly, Forced examination, Health care professionals, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary examination, Law enforcement, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory examination, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Older persons, Patient choice, Police, Psychiatry, Psychology, Senior citizens
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Ibrahim Sangor Osman v. Minister of State for Provincial Administration and Internal Security

Country: Kenya
Year: 2011
Court: High Court of Kenya at Embu
Citation: (2011) eKLR (Kenya).
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to housing, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The petitioners claimed that a group of armed police officers arrived on their land and without warning or a court order begun demolishing the houses and structures of the petitioners, leaving them homeless. Further, they alleged that police used tear gas and physical violence to evict the petitioners, who were resisting the demolition. The petitioners …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Clean water, Drinking water, Food, Forced displacement, Police, Potable water, Refugees, Safe drinking water
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Turdukan Zhumbaeva v. Kyrgyzstan

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Year: 2011
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 1756/2008
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

On 24 October 2004, TM and his wife were in custody at the local police station on a public disturbance charge following an argument in the street. While in police custody, TM died, and there was a dispute of fact as to how his death occurred. The ambulance doctor who attended the scene testified that …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Suicide, Torture
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Baldivieso, César Alejandro s/ causa n° 4733

Country: Argentina
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: B. 436. XL.
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The plaintiff, Cesar Alejandro Baldivieso, felt sick and so he went to a public hospital were doctors found that he had ingested capsules containing cocaine. The doctors passed along this information to police officers working at the hospital. As a result of this disclosure, Baldivieso was prosecuted and found guilty of drug trafficking by the Federal …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Cocaine, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Drug enforcement, Drug use, Health care professionals, Law enforcement, Non-disclosure, Notification, Police, Public hospitals, Secrecy
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Wachira Weheire v. Attorney General

Country: Kenya
Year: 2010
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Civil Case 1184 of 2003; 2010 AHRLR 185 (KeHC 2010)
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Mental health, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The plaintiff, Weheire, brought a suit against the Attorney-General alleging degrading and inhuman treatment during his arrest and detainment in 1986, a violation of his rights under the Constitution of Kenya (“Constitution”),. In December 1986, Weheire was arrested without a warrant.  After his arrest, Weheire claimed that his house was unlawfully searched. Weheire further alleged …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Dehydration, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Isolation, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Prison conditions, Starvation, Torture
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Antonio Tavares Pereira, et al. v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 96/09, Petition 4-04
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

Fifty buses worth of landless rural workers attempted to protest in Paraná’s capital for agrarian reform as large amounts of the rural lands in the state were owned by a few landholders. The caravan was intercepted by military police. When passengers got off one of the buses to inquire what was happening, the military police …Read more

Tags: Law enforcement, Military, Police
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Case 2-88-09

Country: Russia
Year: 2009
Court: Moscow District Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The applicant R.A. injured his right ankle joint when ice skating on January 4th, 2008.  He went to an emergency room at the defendant’s Medical Healthcare Institution ”G” (“MHI ‘G’”) in order to receive care.  However, a doctor there only examined his ankle with her hands, and diagnosed a ligament sprain in the right joint, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Compensation, Damages, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health insurance, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Police, Public hospitals
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Kevin Mgwanga Gunme, et al. v. Cameroon

Country: Cameroon
Year: 2009
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Citation: Communication 266/03
Health Topics: Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Right to development, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to participation
Facts:

The complainants were South Cameroonian citizens who alleged a variety of human rights violations done by Cameroon and were seeking the right to secede and form their own state. In 1961, the United Nations Trust System held a plebiscite that allowed South Cameroonians to join Cameroon or Nigeria but not to form their own country. …Read more

Tags: Police, Terrorism
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Ngobe Indigenous Communities v. Panama

Country: Panama
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 75/09, Petition 286-08, August 5, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to participation, Right to property, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

In May 2007, the State of Panama, without community consultation, granted a concession for the construction of a hydroelectric dam within the traditional lands of an indigenous community, the Ngöbe. Although the construction of the dam was still in its initial stages at the time the petition was filed, the petitioner alleged that the work …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Assault, Children, Clean water, Cleanliness, Contamination, Drinking water, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Forced displacement, Indigenous groups, Law enforcement, Lung disease, Minor, Pediatric health, Police, Pollution, Potable water, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Waste management, Water pollution
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Penafiel Parraga v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 73/09, Petition 4392-02, August 5, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

This report addresses the admissibility of a petition that alleged Ecuador failed to fulfill its obligations under the American Convention on Human Rights (the Convention), including the right to humane treatment. Wellington Geovanny Peñafiel Parraga was a former National Police officer who suffered psychological distress allegedly as a result of treatment he received during a …Read more

Tags: Custody, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Jail, Law enforcement, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Police, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis
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