5 judgments found.

Cordella and Others v. Italy

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

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

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

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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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

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

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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