14 judgments found.

J.S.C.H., et al. v. Mexico

Country: Mexico
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 02/09, Petitions 302-04 and 386-04, February 4, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

This report addresses the admissibility of a petition that alleged Mexico failed to fulfill its obligations under the American Convention on Human Rights (the Convention), including protection of the right to equal protection of the law and the right to humane treatment. J.S.C.H. and M.G.S. were discharged from the Mexican Army because of their HIV …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Compulsory testing, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, First-line treatment, Health information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Involuntary testing, Mandatory testing, Medical records, Military, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Second-line treatment, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Jorge Odir Miranda Cortez v. El Salvador

Country: El Salvador
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 27/09, Case 12.249, March 20, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to work
Facts:

This report addresses allegations that El Salvador failed to fulfill its obligations under the American Convention on Human Rights (the Convention), including protection of the right to health and the right life. Petitioner, Jorge Odir Miranda Cortez, filed a petition on behalf of himself and 26 other people living with HIV against the State of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Diagnostics, Examination, First-line treatment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Inhuman treatment, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Second-line treatment, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture, Transmission
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Andrea Mortlock v. United States

Country: United States
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 63/08, Case 12.534
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

This report addresses the admissibility of a petition that alleged the United States failed to fulfill its obligations under the American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man (the Declaration). Petitioners included the Legal Aid Society and the International Human Rights Clinic at Washington College of Law. Petitioners alleged the United States violated the …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Addiction, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Cocaine, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Drug abuse, Drug enforcement, Drug use, Emergency care, First-line treatment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Immigration, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Marijuana, Migrants, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Second-line treatment, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Substance abuse, Torture
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R (on the application of M) v. Slough Borough Council

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2008] UKHL 52
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

M was Zimbabwean citizen diagnosed as HIV positive, who was living in the United Kingdom while his appeal of a decision to return him to Zimbabwe was ongoing. Because of his illness, he applied to the local health authority to assess his needs for accommodation. The authority declined to provide accommodation to M. It determined …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, First-line treatment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Immigration, Migrants, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Second-line treatment, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Social security, STDs, STIs, Subsidies
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Case 209

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2007
Court: Sofia Court of Appeal
Citation: Decision No. 209 on Case No. 161/2007
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

This case has been affirmed on appeal to the Supreme Court of Cassation. The Plaintiff was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. As part of her treatment, she was prescribed hormone medication and received a mastectomy. At one point, she was prescribed Zoladex, which which causes temporary cessation of ovarian function. . Although prescribed this medication, …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Cancer, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Hormone therapy, Hunger strike, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Second-line treatment, Suicide, Tertiary care
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EN and Others v. Government of the RSA and Others

Country: South Africa
Year: 2006
Court: High Court - Durban and Coast Local Division
Citation: 2006 (6) SA 575 (D); 2007 (1) BCLR 84 (SAHC Durban 2006)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

This is an application for leave to appeal an interim implementation order. In the main application fifteen prisoners were successful in compelling the State to provide them, and other similarly situated prisoners living with HIV/AIDS, with antiretroviral (ARV) treatment while they were incarcerated at the Westville Correctional Centre (WCC) in KwaZulu-Natal province. The Respondents filed …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Detention, First-line treatment, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Second-line treatment, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Smith v. Carpenter

Country: United States
Year: 2003
Court: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 316 F.3d 178 (2003)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

Plaintiff filed suit alleging that Defendants deprived him of HIV medication on two occasions during his incarceration at the Camp Pharsalia Correctional Facility. The first deprivation occurred in October 1998 and lasted seven days, resulting from a delay in refilling Plaintiff’s prescriptions. The second occurred in January 1999, when Plaintiff’s medication was confiscated during a …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detention, First-line treatment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Second-line treatment
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Montgomery v. Pinchak

Country: United States
Year: 2002
Court: 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 294 F.3d 492 (2002)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The Appellant, Montgomery, was an inmate at the East Jersey State Prison (the Prison). Montgomery suffered from a heart condition and was HIV-positive. He brought these proceedings against prison administrative officials, the private corporate entity providing medical care to the prison (CMS), and a physician employed by CMS as an independent contractor at the prison. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Cruel and unusual punishment, Detention, First-line treatment, Heart disease, Imprisonment, Inmate, Jail, Noncommunicable diseases, Pharmaceuticals, Second-line treatment, Secondary care, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Tertiary care, Torture
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Arcila Henao v. Netherlands

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2001
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 13669/03
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant was a Columbian national residing in the Netherlands. He complained that his expulsion to Columbia would violate Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the “Convention”) which prohibits torture and inhuman or degrading punishment, as he would be unable to continue treatment for his HIV and Hepatitis B and would therefore …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Essential medicines, First-line treatment, Hepatitis, HIV, HIV positive, Immigration, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Low income, Migrants, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Poor, Refugees, Second-line treatment
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Miranda Cortéz, Jorge Odir, et al. v. El Salvador

Country: El Salvador
Year: 2001
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Miranda Cortez v. El Sal., Case 12.249, Inter-Am. Comm’n H.R., Report No. 29/01, OEA/Ser.L/V/II.111 Doc. 20 rev. at 284 (2000).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Applicant filed this petition on behalf of himself and 26 other HIV infected persons against the State of El Salvador alleging Article 26 of the American Convention (the right to health) violation for failing to provide HIV triple therapy medication they needed to prevent death and to improve their quality of life. Petitioner maintains that …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Diagnostics, Examination, First-line treatment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Inhuman treatment, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Second-line treatment, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture, Transmission
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