17 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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Case of Çoşelav v. Turkey

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Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: CASE OF ÇOŞELAV v. TURKEY (Application no. 1413/07)
Facts:

Bilal Çoşelav (17 years old), the applicant’s son, who had psychological problems was detained at Kars Prison. He attempted to take his life on 29th December 2003 whereupon disciplinary proceedings were brought against him for his attempted suicide but no punishment was imposed. He made another attempt on his life on 19thJanuary 2004. He was …Read more

Tags: Incarceration, Mental disorder, Minor, Right to Life
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Jasinskis v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 45744/08
Facts:

The applicant, Mr. Aleksandrs Jasinskis filed an application against the respondent, the Republic of Latvia after the applicant’s son had died in police custody. He filed the application under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Article 34 provides a right to victims whose rights have been violated …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Freedom from Torture and Cruel, Health care and health services, Inhuman, prisons, Right to Health, Right to Life
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COLAK AND TSAKIRIDIS v. GERMANY

Country: Germany
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Case of Colak and Tsakiridis v. Germany, Applications nos. 77144/01 and 35493/05. Strasbourg, 5 March 2009.
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The first applicant (“the applicant”) was born in 1968 and lives in Wiesbaden. In December 1992 the applicant’s companion found out that he was suffering from cancer and AIDS. He informed the applicant about the cancer but concealed his AIDS infection. On 21 January 1993 he informed their family physician about his diseases but forbade him to …Read more

Tags: Health care professionals, HIV/AIDS, Medical malpractice, Right to Fair Trial, Right to Life, Right to Privacy
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Sureda, Lucas v. Obra Social del Poder Judicial de la Nación

Country: Argentina
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justica de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: L. XLIII
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Lucas Marino Sureda, a patient who suffered from multiple sclerosis, brought this case against the Health Insurance of the Judiciary to pay for an experimental T-Cell vaccine therapy. The patient claimed that he had been under an approved treatment since 1996 and it has caused his condition to worsen. The plaintiff went to the Regina …Read more

Tags: Health insurance, Right to Health, Right to Life
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R v Parenzee

Country: Australia
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court South Australia (Court of Criminal Appeal)
Citation: [2007] SASC 316
Facts:

The appellant, Mr. Parenzee, had filed an application seeking permission to appeal against the decision of the trial Judge before the Full Bench of the Supreme Court of South Australia. The ground for the appeal as put by the appellant was a miscarriage of justice caused by the absence of a piece of evidence at …Read more

Tags: HIV/AIDS, Right of Access to Information, Right to Due Process/Fair Trial, Right to Life, 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
Facts:

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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Paulini, Héctor Daniel et al. v. Provincia de Buenos Aires et. al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2002
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: P. 952. XXXVIII.
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The plaintiffs filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the Health Insurance of the Province of Buenos Aires (IOMA), and subsequently, the Province of Buenos Aires and the National State to provide health coverage for their underage son who was disabled. The plaintiffs argued that as the health insurance company …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Children, Disabilities, Disabled, Health insurance, Right to Health, Right to Life, Social security
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Pizzi, Marcelo Daniel v. Ministerio de Salud de la Nación et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2002
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: C. 418. XXXVIII.
Facts:

The plaintiff filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the Ministry of Health and the Province of Buenos Aires to obtain coverage for the medical treatment that he required. The case was brought by the Federal Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court of Justice because it understood that it …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Health regulation, Public hospitals, Right to Health, Right to Life, Social security
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Portal de Belén v. Ministerio de Salud y Acción Social

Country: Argentina
Year: 2002
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: P. 709. XXXVI.
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiff, a non profit organization that defended the life of children, filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the National Ministry of Health and Social Service calling for the prohibition of the manufacture and distribution of an emergency contraceptive pill called “Inmediat” for its alleged “abortive effects”. The First …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Contraceptive pill, Contraceptives, Right to Life, sexual and reproductive rights
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