103 judgments found.

Staykov v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2006
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 49438/99
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant was arrested. He was charged with murder of an 81 year old. He was detained. All his applications for release were denied before and after his conviction. He stated that the case against him was weak, there was no risk of flight and his health was deteriorating. He was finally released on bail. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health facilities, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Tuberculosis
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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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Ndong Bee, et al. v. Equatorial Guinea

Country: Equatorial Guinea
Year: 2005
Court: UN Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communications Nos. 1152/2003 and 1190/2003
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, 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:

The Human Rights Committee (the “Committee”) joined two communications which referred to the same facts. The first communication concerned Patricio Ndong Bee who was a prisoner in Black Beach Prison on behalf of himself and four other inmates who were being held incommunicado. The second communication was filed by the wife of yet another prisoner …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Hunger, Inhuman treatment, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement, Starvation, Torture
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De la Cruz-Flores v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2004
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: De la Cruz-Flores v. Peru. Merits, Reparations, and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 115 (Nov. 18, 2004).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
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
Facts:

Physician María Teresa De La Cruz Flores was detained on March 27, 1996, and charged with terrorism for providing medical services to members of Sendero Luminoso, a guerrilla group in Peru. She was prosecuted before a secret (“faceless”) judge and sentenced on November 21, 1996, to 20 years in prison under a provision that seven …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Depression, Detention, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Militias, Prison conditions, Torture
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Juvenile Reeducation Institute v. Paraguay

Country: Paraguay
Year: 2004
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 112 (Sept. 2, 2004).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Nine inmates died from a fire at juvenile detention center “Colonel Panchito López” Juvenile Reeducation Institute (Center), one inmate died from a bullet wound sustained at the Center, and 37 inmates sustained injuries and smoke inhalation from three fires at the Center. The Center was under the authority of the Ministry of Justice and Labor …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Addiction, Child development, Children, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Depression, Drug abuse, Drug use, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Minor, Prison conditions, Torture
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Samuel Kaunda and Others v. President of the Republic of South Africa, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2004
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [2004] ZACC 5
Health Topics: 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 applicants in this case were 69 South African citizens held in Zimbabwe on a variety of charges, including the possession of and attempt to smuggle dangerous weapons. The applicants initially brought a claim before the High Court seeking to require that the South African Government: (1) take steps to have them extradited to South Africa so that …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Migrants, Prison conditions
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Aliev v. Ukraine

Country: Ukraine
Year: 2003
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 41220/98
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to family life
Facts:

The applicant was arrested and detained in Krasnodar, Russia and was transferred to a detention facility. The applicant was convicted of conspiring and carrying out organized crime, aiding and abetting and attempting murder. He was sentence to death by the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court. On the same day he was moved to cells …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Examination, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement
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Khokhlich v. Ukraine

Country: Ukraine
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 41707/98
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant Mykola Khokhlich, a death row inmate at Khmelnitskuy Prison, alleged that conditions at the prison amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment. The applicant had been convicted of murder in February of 1996 and sentenced to execution; his sentence was later commuted to be life imprisonment. The applicant was diagnosed with tuberculosis in September 1997, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cleanliness, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Sewage, TB, Tuberculosis
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Benedict Jacob v. Grenada

Country: Grenada
Year: 2002
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: "Report No. 56/02, Case 12.158, Inter-Am. C.H.R., Doc. 5 rev.1 at 601, OEA/Ser.L/V/II.117 Doc. 1 rev. 1, 7 March 2003"
Health Topics: Mental health, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Jacob was convicted of murder by the State and a mandatory death sentence by hanging was imposed on him in accordance with the domestic law of Grenada. Jacob and the deceased had been in a relationship and had lived together previously, ending their cohabitation a few months before the deceased’s death. A psychiatrist testified on …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Insanity, Jail, Low income, Poor, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Torture
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Case 1586-2002-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2002
Court: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia]
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

A constitutional amparo (writ of injunctive relief) petition was filed by Marco Marino Diodato del Gallo against the Governor of the Center for Rehabilitation “Santa Cruz” (the “Prison Governor”), alleging infringement of the claimant’s rights to life and health and safety. On March 12, 2001, the claimant suffered a triple heart attack caused by the …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Assault, Custody, Heart disease, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions
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