53 judgments found.

Richard Conrad Solorzano Contreras v. Guatemala

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 103/09, Petition 581-03, October 29, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Violence
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

Richard Solórzano Contreras was stabbed in the neck near his home in Guatemala from where his brother rushed him to the state hospital. Solórzano Contreras’s father, the petitioner, alleged that at the hospital the doctor and nurses did not perform any operations to try to save his son’s life. Rather, they “merely cleaned the wound, …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Assault, Emergency care, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Law enforcement, Police, Public hospitals
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Stuart v. Kirkland-Veenstra

Country: Australia
Year: 2009
Court: High Court
Citation: 237 CLR 215; 83 ALJR 623; 254 ALR 432; [2009] HCA 15
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

In this matter two police officers and the State of Victoria were being sued by Tania Kirkland-Veenstra, the spouse of a man who committed suicide. The claim was a breach of their statutory duty of care to both herself and the deceased. The two police officers found Mr. Veenstra in a park, where he was …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Duty of care, Involuntary commitment, Law enforcement, Mandatory commitment, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Negligence, Police, Psychiatry, Psychology, Suicide, Tort
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Tolipkhuzhaev v. Uzbekistan

Country: Uzbekistan
Year: 2009
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Comm. No. 1280/2004, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/96/D/1280/2004 (HRC 2009)
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The case is about the failure of the State, which was party to International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR”) and its Optional Protocol, to ensure the individuals’ rights to a fair trial (Article 14), the right to life (Article6), the rights of detainees (Article 10), and freedom from torture and other ill-treatment (Article …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Torture
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Manneh v. The Gambia

Country: The Gambia
Year: 2008
Court: Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West Africa States
Citation: (2008) AHRLR 171 (ECOWAS 2008)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
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:

Plaintiff alleged that his arrest and continued detention without trial by the National Intelligence Agency of The Gambia violated his rights under the following articles 6 (right to personal liberty), 4 (right to life), 5 (prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment), and 7 (right to fair trial) of the African Charter on …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Forced disappearance, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement
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Smith v. Sussex Police

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2008] EWCA Civ 39
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

S, who was attacked and seriously injured by his former partner J, brought a claim of negligence against the Sussex police on the grounds that he had repeatedly told them that J had threatened to kill him but they had failed to act on this evidence. The judge at first instance, while denying that the …Read more

Tags: Domestic violence, Law enforcement, Police, Sexual violence
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Miguel Castro-Castro Prison v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2006
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R., Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 160 (Nov. 25, 2006).
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Mental health, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

During the conflict between armed groups and government forces that lasted from the 1980s until 2000, the government of Alberto Fujimori issued a law decree on April 6, 1992, ordering “the reorganization of the National Penitentiary Institute (INPE) and put[ting] the National Police of Peru in charge of the control of security at the penitentiaries.” …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Assault, Childbirth, Clean water, Cleanliness, Compulsory examination, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Dehydration, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Drinking water, Emergency care, Execution, Forced examination, Health records, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Involuntary examination, Jail, Law enforcement, Maternal health, Medical records, Military, Militias, Police, Pregnancy, Prison conditions, Rape, Safe drinking water, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Solitary confinement, TB, Torture, Tuberculosis, Violence against women
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Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum v. Zimbabwe

Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 2006
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 245/02 (2006).
Health Topics: Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, a coalition of twelve human rights organizations, alleged that the Government of Zimbabwe and supporters of the ruling ZANU (PF) political party engaged in a systematic campaign of intimidation leading up to a Constitutional Referendum held in February of 2000, as well as in the months following its fifth …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inhuman treatment, Military, Militias, Police, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Torture
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Bekos and Koutropoulos v. Greece

Country: Greece
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 15250/02
Health Topics: Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

On 8 May 1998, the applicants, who were Greek nationals of Roma origin, were arrested by three police officers for the attempted burglary of a kiosk. The applicants claimed that they were physically abused while being interrogated in custody and could hear each other screaming; they also claimed that they were threatened with sexual assault …Read more

Tags: Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Law enforcement, Police, Sexual assault
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DW v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal
Citation: [2005] UKAIT 00168
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence
Facts:

DW was a Jamaican citizen who sought asylum in the United Kingdom. He claimed to have been persecuted in Jamaica on the basis of his sexual orientation. He recounted two instances of being assaulted on the basis of being a homosexual. DW feared reporting these incidences to the police because he believed that they would …Read more

Tags: Assault, Asylum, Degrading treatment, Gay, HIV, Homosexual, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Law enforcement, LGBTI, Migrants, Police, Queer, Refugees, Sexual orientation, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Sodomy, STDs, STIs
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Kachingwe v. Minister of Home Affairs N.O.

Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Report No. SC 145/04
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

This was a civil appeal regarding the conditions in Zimbabwe’s police holding cells. The first and second Applicants, Kachingwe and Chibebe, were arrested by the police, with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights serving as the third Applicant. The first Applicant was detained in a police cell overnight. The second Applicant was detained for two days. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clean water, Cleanliness, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Drinking water, Food, Hunger, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Potable water, Prison conditions, Sewage, Trash, Waste, Waste management
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