103 judgments found.

Inglis v. British Columbia (Minister of Public Safety)

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: British Columbia Supreme Court
Citation: 2013 BCSC 2309
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Poverty, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The plaintiffs brought a case before the British Columbia Supreme Court following the 2006-2007 decision by the Ministry of Public Safety to cancel the Mother Baby Program at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women, a women’s prison. This program had allowed incarcerated mothers and their babies to live at the institution together, subject to the …Read more

Tags: Breastfeeding, Child development, Children, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Indigent, Infant health, Inmate, Jail, Low income, Maternal health, Pediatric health, Poor, Prison conditions, Underprivileged
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Benali v Libya

Country: Libya
Year: 2012
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 1805/2008
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

On 9 August 1995, B, a Libyan citizen, was arrested by the Libyan Internal Security Agency and held in secret detention at Abu Slim prison. In September 2000, B’s relatives were informed that B was alive and allowed to visit him in prison. During those visits, B told his relatives he had been regularly tortured …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Forced disappearance, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement, Torture
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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health v. Ontario

Country: Canada
Year: 2012
Court: Court of Appeals for Ontario
Citation: 2012 ONCA 342
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Centre for Addition and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Mental Health Centre Penetanguichene (MHCP)appealed an order by the Mental Disorder Court to send a person accused of sexual assault to a hospital for psychiatric treatment. The judge knew that beds for treatment would not be available until six days later. The appeal was on …Read more

Tags: care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory treatment, Criminalization, Custody, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Harm reduction, Health care professionals, Health facilities, Imprisonment, Incapacity, Incompetence, Inmate, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Jail, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Prison conditions, Private hospitals, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public hospitals
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Dudley Lee v. Minister for Correctional Services

Country: South Africa
Year: 2012
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [2012] ZACC 30
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

While incarcerated in congested prison with poor hygienic conditions, Dudley Lee was infected with tuberculosis (TB).  The responsible prison authorities were aware of the risk of the inmates’ contracting TB, but did not have a comprehensive system in place to reduce the risk of infection. Rather, the prison authorities relied on a system of inmates …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Examination, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Malnutrition, Negligence, Prison conditions, Remedies, Standard of care, TB, Tort, Tuberculosis
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Goginashvili v. Georgia

Country: Georgia
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 47729/08
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

Goginashvili, a prisoner, sued the government of Georgia, alleging that the prison authority violated his right to health care due to its failure to protect his health and well-being in prison, contrary to its obligation under Article 3 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“Convention”). Article 3 prohibits …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Hepatitis, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Kidney disease, Prison conditions
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Jeladze v. Georgia

Country: Georgia
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 1871/08
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Mr. Genadi Jeladze, an imprisoned Georgian national, discovered that he had contracted a chronic form of viral Hepatitis C (“HCV”) while in prison. A self-funded medical examination recommended antiviral treatment on an outpatient basis. In response, the prison offered drug treatment which did not include antiviral drugs. Over the next year, Jeladze’s lawyer requested a …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Hepatitis, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Testing
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Joyce Nawila Chiti v. Zambia

Country: Zambia
Year: 2012
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication no. 1303/2004
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to education, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

On 28 October 1997, JC (a military officer) was arrested by Zambian police for an attempted coup d’état. He was severely tortured and charged with treason. While being tortured, he was forced to sign false confessions and to implicate other military officials. Because of the torture, he was hospitalized at various times. On 31 October …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Cancer, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Execution, Forced disappearance, Forced displacement, HIV, HIV positive, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Malnutrition, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Police, Prison conditions, Refugees, Torture
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Koryak v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application number 24677/10
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, 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:

The applicant was arrested and convicted of murder. The applicant alleged that he had not received proper medical attention while in detention and his detention and refusal to release despite his serious medical condition amounted to cruel treatment. He was sentenced to ten years of imprisonment in 2004. The applicant had been suffering from Tuberculosis …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health facilities, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Lung disease, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Prison conditions, TB, Tuberculosis
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Shchebetov v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 21731/02
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant had contracted HIV and Tuberculosis while in prison, and alleged that he was denied adequate medical care in violation of his Article 2 (right to life) and Article 3 (prohibition on torture or inhuman or degrading treatment) rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (“Convention”). In 1997, the applicant was sentenced to …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, HIV, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Inmate, Jail, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Prison conditions, TB, Transmission, Tuberculosis
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Brown v. Plata

Country: United States
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 131 S.Ct. 1910 (2011)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

This case involved an appeal from a decision made by a three-judge court that was convened by the Federal District Court to decide the appropriate remedy for violations of the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The violations were the subject of two related Federal District Court cases in California: Coleman v. Brown (1990) …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Cleanliness, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Diabetes, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Heart disease, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Kidney disease, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, Suicide, Waste
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