Z v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2013
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 46132/08
Health Topics: Health information, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to privacy

The applicant’s pregnant daughter died in 2004 of septic shock at Barlicki Hospital in Poland. The applicant alleged her daughter’s death was caused by negligence and filed claims under the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“Convention”) for violation of her daughter’s rights to life under Article 2, to freedom from …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Conscientious objection, Degrading treatment, Disclosure, Duty of care, Health care professionals, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Medical records, Negligence, Pregnancy; Termination of pregnancy, Standard of care
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The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Ireland Ltd. v. Grogan

Country: Ireland
Year: 1991
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: [1991] ECR 1-4733
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information

The plaintiff, the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, an Irish company whose purpose was to prevent the decriminalization of abortion, brought a suit against the defendants, including Stephen Grogan and fourteen other officers of Irish student organizations, for their distribution of “specific information relating to the identity and location of clinics” in other …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to healthcare, Advertising, Awareness, Clinics, Criminalization, Health care professionals, Health education, Pregnancy; Termination of pregnancy
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