8 judgments found.

Cordella and Others v. Italy

Country:
Year: 2019
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: ECHR 029 (2019)
Facts:

The applicants were 180 individuals who lived or have lived in the municipality of Taranto and the neighbouring areas, in Italy. They filed a case against Ilva’s Taranto Plant (an industrial steelworks complex) (hereinafter ‘the factory’) for serious ecological harm caused due to the harmful emissions from its plant which has impacted the health of …Read more

Tags: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, public health, Public safety, Right to Clean Environment, Right to Family Life, Right to Life
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Mwewa et al. v Zambia (Attorney General) et al.

Country: Zambia
Year: 2017
Court: High Court of Zambia
Citation: [2017] ZMHC 77
Facts:

The petitioners, Gordon Maddox Mwewa, Mulima Santa Kasote, and Sylvester Katontoka were involuntarily detained in Chainama Hills Hospital following periods of mental health issues. Out of the three petitioners, Kasote and Katontoka were arrested and detained by police officers according to the Mental Disorders Act. They filed the petition before the High Court of Zambia …Read more

Tags: Freedom from Discrimination, Freedom from Torture and Cruel, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Mental health, prisons, Public safety, Right to Health, Right to Liberty and Security of Person, Right to Property, violence
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Case C‐528/13

Country: France
Year: 2015
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: Case C‐528/13 Geoffrey Léger v Ministre des Affaires sociales, de la Santé et des Droits des femmes, Établissement français du sang
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The case concerned whether France could permanently defer men who have had sex with another man from blood donation. Mr. Léger went to a collection center to donate blood, but his blood donation was refused on the ground that he had had sexual intercourse with another man. The decision was based on a French decree …Read more

Tags: Blood transfusion, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Public safety
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Logística La Serenísima S.A. et al. v. Provincia de Mendoza

Country: Argentina
Year: 2015
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: L 238 XLVI
Health Topics: Public safety, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to property, Right to work
Facts:

The plaintiffs, Logística La Serenísima S.A, Danone Argentina S.A., Mastellone Hermanos S.A. and Mastellone San Luis brought the case to the Supreme Court of Justice by original jurisdiction to initiate a declarative action (an preventive action to request the cessation of a state of uncertainty that cause a harm and there is no legal alternative way …Read more

Tags: Health regulation, Public safety, Right to Property, sanitation and hygiene
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Porta, Pedro Juán v. Provincia de Buenos Aires

Country: Argentina
Year: 2015
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: P. 891 XXXIX
Health Topics: Medicines, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to property
Facts:

The plaintiff brought the case to the Supreme Court of Justice by original jurisdiction to initiate a declarative action (an preventive action to request the cessation of a state of uncertainty that cause a harm and there is no legal alternative way to end that situation) against the Province of Buenos Aires to declare the …Read more

Tags: Health regulation, Medicines, Public safety
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N.N. s/ Atentado contra la salud pública

Country: Argentina
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: C. 337. XLVIII.
Health Topics: Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff brought the case to the First Instance Criminal Court of Lomas de Zamora [Juzgado de Garantias n° 3 de Lomas de Zamora] against three workers of the painting factory “MATRA” who presumably threw toxic substances in an area located in Esteban Echeverría, violating Law 24 051. The First Instance Criminal Court of Lomas de …Read more

Tags: Environmental degradation, Environmental health, Pollution, Public safety
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Philip Morris Brands SARL et al. v. Secretary of State for Health

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Court: Court of Justice of the European Union (Second Chamber)
Citation: Case C-547/14
Facts:

The case before the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) arose in the form of a request from the High Court of England and Wales. The request was made for a preliminary ruling on various questions relating to the validity of Directive 2014/40/EU on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions …Read more

Tags: Child and adolescent health: Child development, Freedom of Expression, Health information, Public safety, Right to Access to Information, Right to Health, tabacco
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Hamid Khan vs State of M.P. And Ors.

Country: India
Year: 1997
Court: Madhya Pradesh
Citation: AIR 1997 MP 191
Facts:

A Public Interest Litigation under Article 226 of the Constitution of India was filed by a public-spirited advocate of Mandala, alleging the State Government of apathy and gross negligence in not supplying clean drinking water from hands pumps, which has caused into colossal damage to the village population resulting into bone/skeletal deformities and dental issues. …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Environmental health, Public safety, Right to a Clean Environment, Right to Health, Right to Life, Right to water and sanitation, sanitation and hygiene, Water
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