81 judgments found.

Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 2011
Court: Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 17/2008; UN Doc. CEDAW/C/49/D/17/2008
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The author of the communication, the mother of a woman who had died during childbirth, claimed that Brazilian authorities had not ensured access to quality medical treatment during her daughter’s delivery in violation of nondiscrimination provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). More specifically, the author of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Clinics, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health funding, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Medical records, Miscarriage, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Poor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Underprivileged
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R.R. v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 27617/04, Eur. Ct. H.R. Rep. 648 (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant Ms. R.R., a Polish citizen, brought an action against the then Malopolska Regional Medical Insurance Fund and Dr. S.B. for failure to perform timely prenatal examinations and allow her the possibility of deciding whether to terminate her pregnancy with the conditions provided by law for the malformation of her child (Turner syndrome). The …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Criminalization, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Family planning, Genetic disease, Health care technology, Health funding, Health regulation, Inhuman treatment, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Torture
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Case 0074/2010-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Tribunal Constitucional]
Citation: SC 0074/2010-R, Sucre, May 3, 2010.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

This case was an appeal of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus brought by the claimant, Eusebio Alejandro Soto, against Marcelo Cuellar Crespo, director of the San Juan de Dios Municipal Public Hospital. The claimant brought the petition against the hospital when he was detained there for failure to pay for his treatment …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Health insurance, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Case STS 31-3-2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The child of Mr. Florentino and Mrs. Mercedes, Jesus, was diagnosed with drug-resistant epilepsy after suffering reoccurring, frequent seizures since about two years of age, which persisted in spite of numerous drugs being tried to treat it in public hospitals. Finally, in 2003, when the child was about six years old, he had surgery in …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Child development, Children, Epilepsy, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Re Assisted Human Reproduction Act

Country: Canada
Year: 2010
Court: The Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: 2010 SCC 61
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health
Facts:

The Attorney General (AG) of Quebec challenged the constitutionality of sections 8 to 19, 40 to 53, 60, 61 and 68 of Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act (the “Act”) on federalism grounds. Some of these provisions create or relate to prohibitions on human cloning and various aspects of the commercialization of reproductive materials and functions. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assisted reproductive technology, Childbirth, Clinics, Criminalization, Family planning, Fertility, Health care technology, Health facilities, Health regulation, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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A. Arul v. State of Tamil Nadu

Country: India
Year: 2009
Court: High Court - Madras
Citation: Writ Petition No.496 OF 2005
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

A. Arul, the Petitioner, was a government employee who incurred medical expenses as a result of surgery for his wife. The Petitioner had previously contributed to the Government Employees Health Fund, which was set up to extend grants to remedies not available in the government hospital. The State of Tamil Nadu and others Respondents, failed …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement
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All India Lawyers Union v. Government of NCT of Delhi and Others

Country: India
Year: 2009
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: WP(C) No.5410/199
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

In 1986, the Delhi Capital Government (“GNCTD”) decided to convert the vacant Players’ Building into a multi-specialty hospital on a ‘no profit, no loss’ basis and invited offers from private institutions. GNTCD issued a notice stating that the vacant building along with the land was to be made available free of cost provided that the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Health facilities, Health funding, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Secondary care, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Case 2009-170

Country: Belgium
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court [Court Constiutionelle]
Citation: No. 4607. C. C., n°2009-170, 29 October 2009
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The applicants were two, non-authorized physicians registered with the Saint-Vincent-Sainte-Elisabeth Hospital Center. Non-authorized physicians, unlike authorized physicians, work in private settings and do not fall within the public national healthcare system. The applicants challenged the constitutionality of Article 46 of a 2006 law passed on health provisions, in that it treated authorized and non-authorized doctors …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Emergency care, Examination, Health insurance, Health regulation, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Social security, Testing Health facilities
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Case 2009-584 DC

Country: France
Year: 2009
Court: Conseil constitutionnel [Constitutional Council]
Citation: C. C., n°2009-584 DC, 16 July 2009
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

This case concerned a constitutional challenge to Articles 1, 10, 23, 84, 91 and 133 of law no.  2009-879 of July 21 2009, Loi portant réforme de l’hôpital et relative aux patients, à la santé et aux territoires (Law reforming hospitals and relating to patients, health and the territories) (the Law) in the Conseil Constitutionnel. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Employment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health funding, Health regulation, Pharmaceuticals, Private hospitals, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public hospitals
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Case STS 25-6-2009

Country: Spain
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: No. 3404/2008
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom of religion, Right to health
Facts:

Mr. Domingo was involved in an accident where he fractured his right femur. The Hospital of Bellvitge, where he was admitted, required patients to consent to a blood transfusion due to the risk of hemorrhage during surgery. Mr. Domingo refused a possible blood transfusion due to his religious beliefs as a Jehovah’s witness. Therefore, Mr. …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Blood transfusion, Conscientious objection, Emergency care, Health care technology, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Patient choice, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement
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