I.F. v. Mental Health Tribunal and Ors.

Country: Ireland
Year: 2018
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: [2018] IECA 101

The applicant, Ms. F, a woman in her early 60’s had a history of mental illness, was recommended by Ireland’s National Police and Security Service for an approved center (Mental Health Center), when it came to the fore that she has allegedly threatened her neighbor with a knife. The recommendation was made by a general …Read more

Tags: Informed consent, Mental health, Right to Liberty and Security of Person
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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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Hallo Bi @ Halima W/O Aamin v. State of Madhya Pradesh & two Others

Country: India
Year: 2013
Court: High Court of Madhya Pradesh
Citation: 2013SCCONLINEMP445

The petitioner in the present case was a pregnant woman, languishing in jail for allegedly committing murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal code, of Usman, who forced her into prostitution and committed rape on her. An application for termination of her pregnancy was rejected by the Chief Judicial Magistrate and therefore the case …Read more

Tags: Informed consent, Mental health, prisons, Right to bodily integrity, Right to Liberty and Security of Person, Sexual and reproductive health, violence
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R v Kuoth

Country: Australia
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Victoria – Court of Appeal
Citation: [2010] VSCA 103

The applicant Mr.Kuoth was sentenced by the County Court of Victoria on two counts, which were related to the same victim and the same evening, but were separated in time. He was sentenced to punishment for his reckless conduct endangering persons under s.23 of the Crimes Act 1958, where he had unprotected sex with the …Read more

Tags: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Right to Due Process/Fair Trial, Right to Liberty and Security of Person, Sexual and reproductive health
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Nand Kishore Sharma and Ors. vs. Union of India and Anr.

Country: India
Year: 2006
Court: High Court of Rajasthan
Citation: AIR 2006 Raj 166, 2006 WLC Raj UC 411

The petitioner, a social activist, filed a writ petition to challenge the constitutionality of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. Specifically, the petitioner alleged that Section 3(2) (a) and (b), and Explanations 1 and 2 which allow termination of pregnancy in exceptional cases after receiving the opinion of the registered medical practitioner, violated the …Read more

Tags: Right to Liberty and Security of Person, Right to Life, Sexual and reproductive health
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