103 judgments found.

Enea v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 74912/01
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The plaintiff, Salvatore Enea, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for crimes related to mafia-type criminal organization, drug trafficking, and illegal possession of firearms. The Minister of Justice ordered the plaintiff be subject to a special prison regime for one year due to the danger he presented to society. The regime included restricting family …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Prison conditions, Torture
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Eugen Gabriel Radu v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 3036/04
Health Topics: Disabilities, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The plaintiff, Eugen Gabriel Radu, a Romanian national, applied to the European Court of Human Rights claiming that the conditions in the Romanian prison Bucarest-Jilava violated Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which prohibits torture and inhumane or degrading treatment. The plaintiff was sentenced in 2001 and again in 2006 for aggravated …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Disabled, Handicapped, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Physically challenged, Prison conditions, Waste management
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Marian Stoicescu v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 12934/02
Health Topics: Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The plaintiff, Marian Stoicescu, a Romanian national, applied to the European Court of Human Rights in 2002 alleging that the conditions in the Romanian prison Bucarest-Jilava violated Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, prohibiting torture and inhumane or degrading treatment. In 2000, the plaintiff was sentenced to 8 years in prison for …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Drinking water Potable water, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Safe drinking water, Waste management
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Masangano v. Attorney General

Country: Malawi
Year: 2009
Court: High Court at Lilongwe
Citation: 2009 AHRLR 353 (MHC 2009)
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Gable Masango, a prisoner serving a twelve-year prison term in Malawi, brought suit against Malawian government officials claiming the conditions of his and his fellow prisoners’ imprisonment violated the Republic of Malawi Constitution and the Prison Regulations of the Prisons Act (“Prison Regulations”). The prisoner alleged that the prison provided insufficient resources, including insufficient diet …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Food, Food shortages, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Malnutrition, Prison conditions, TB, Torture, Tuberculosis
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Slawomir Musial v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 28300/06
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant, a Polish national, alleged a violation of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the “Convention”) based on inadequate medical care during his detention in various Polish detention centers, as well as the overcrowding and poor conditions in those same facilities. In April of 2005, the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Suicide
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Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa v. Angola

Country: Angola
Year: 2008
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 292/04 (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons, 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 liberty and security of person, Right to property, Right to work
Facts:

The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) filed a complaint on behalf of Mr. Esmaila Connateh and 13 other Gambians deported from Angola during March through May of 2004. IHRDA’s complaint alleged that Angola arbitrarily arrested and detained the individuals, along with tens of thousands of foreigners who had legally lived and …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Immigration, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Migrants, Prison conditions, 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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Marcela Alejandra Porco v. Bolivia

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 8/08, Case 11.426
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The petitioner sued the Bolivian State (“the State”) for numerous violations regarding her treatment in prison. The present case is deciding whether this petition is admissible before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (“the Commission”). There is disagreement between the parties as to the facts. Marcela Alejandra Porco, an Argentine citizen, was detained in the …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cocaine, Counseling, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Examination, Imprisonment, Isolation, Jail, Mental illness, Mental institution, Prison conditions, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Solitary confinement
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Mechenkov v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 35421/05, Eur. Ct. H.R. 122 (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Applicant, a Russian national serving a prison sentence and suffering from tuberculosis and chronic hepatitis C, alleged the state violated his Article 3 rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) because he was denied the necessary medical treatment. He also alleged that he was  held with inmates suffering from active tuberculosis and hepatitis …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health records, Hepatitis, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Medical records, Prison conditions, TB, Tuberculosis
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Shelley v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 23800/06; [2008] ECHR 108; (2008) 46 EHRR SE16
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant was a United Kingdom national imprisoned at H.M. Prison Whitemoor who complained that the Government’s failure to provide needle exchange programs in prisons violated the rights of prisoners under Article 2 (respect for the right to life), Article 3 (prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment), Article 8 (respect for …Read more

Tags: Custody, Drug use, Harm reduction, Health care technology, Health regulation, Hepatitis, HIV, IDUs, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Informed choice, Inhuman treatment, Injecting drug users, Inmate, Jail, Most-at-risk, People who use drugs, Prison conditions, Transmission
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