21 judgments found.

K.U. v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: K.U. v. Fin., App. No. 2872/02, 48 Eur. H.R. Rep. 52 (2009).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life
Facts:

An unknown person placed an advertisement of a sexual nature on a dating website in the name of the applicant, who was 12 years old at the time, without his knowledge, mentioning private information such as his age, year of birth, physical characteristics and his telephone number, which was accurate except for one digit. In …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Minor, Molestation, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment
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Paola Del Rosario Guzman Albarracin and Next of Kin v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 76/08, Petition 1055-06, October 17, 2008; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.134, Doc. 5, rev. 1, 25 February 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The Centro de Derechos Reproductivos (Center for Reproductive Rights) and the Centro Ecuatoriano para la Promoción y Acción de la Mujer (Center for the Advancement and Action of Women) (CEPAM-Guayaquil) alleged that the assistant principal at the public school where Paola del Rosario Guzmán Albarracín, age 16, was a student, took advantage of his position …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Emergency care, Maternal health, Minor, Molestation, Pregnancy, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion, Violence against women
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Advocate Sapana Pradhan Malla v. Prime Minister

Country: Nepal
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Writ No. 3561 of the year 2063 B. S (2006)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to education, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to property, Right to work
Facts:

The Forum for Women, Law and Development, the Petitioner, was an organization working with vulnerable communities such as women, children and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIVA). Although the right to privacy was guaranteed under Article 28 of the Interim Constitution, 2007, there were no legal provisions safeguarding the privacy of women, children, or PLHIVA (the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, AIDS, Children, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, HIV positive, HIV status, Minor, Pediatric health, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Pregnancy, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Termination of pregnancy, Violence against women
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Ramírez Jacinto, et al. v. Mexico

Country: Mexico
Year: 2007
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Ramírez Jacinto v. Mex., Case 161/02, Inter-Am. Comm’n H.R., Report No. 21/07, OEA/Ser.L/V/II.130, doc. 22, rev. 1 (2007).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of religion, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Paulina del Carmen Ramírez Jacinto, a minor child, filed a complaint against the United Mexican States for violating her human rights of when she allegedly became pregnant as a result of a rape when she was fourteen years old and was prevented by the state authorities from exercising her right to terminate that pregnancy as …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Child development, Childbirth, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Termination of pregnancy, Violence against women
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Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum v. Zimbabwe

Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 2006
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 245/02 (2006).
Health Topics: Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, a coalition of twelve human rights organizations, alleged that the Government of Zimbabwe and supporters of the ruling ZANU (PF) political party engaged in a systematic campaign of intimidation leading up to a Constitutional Referendum held in February of 2000, as well as in the months following its fifth …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inhuman treatment, Military, Militias, Police, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Torture
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NS (Afghan women) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: Immigration Appeal Tribunal
Citation: [2004] UKIAT 00328
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Poverty, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to family life
Facts:

An Afghani woman (appellant) seeks asylum in the United Kingdom. The Appellant and her husband lived and worked in Kabul, Afghanistan with their three young children. After war broke out in 1992 and the destruction of the family home, the Appellant and her family left Kabul and moved to Takhar, a town in northern Afghanistan …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assault, Asylum, Indigent, Low income, Mental illness, Poor, Rape, Refugees, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Suicide, Violence against women
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Y.F. v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 24209/94; (2003) 39 EHRR 715; [2003] ECHR 391
Health Topics: Informed consent, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to privacy
Facts:

YF was a Turkish national. On 15 October 1993, he was taken into custody on suspicion of aiding and abetting the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), an illegal terrorist organization. Two days later, his wife, NF, was also taken into custody. NF was held in custody for four days, during which time she was allegedly kept …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Compulsory examination, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Forced examination, Humiliating treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary examination, Law enforcement, Mandatory examination, Patient choice, Police, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Torture, Violence against women
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R. v. Ewanchuk

Country: Canada
Year: 1999
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1999] 1 SCR 330
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The complainant, a seventeen year old woman, was interviewed by E for a job in his van. The interview, continued in E’s trailer where he offered to display some of his products. The complainant purposely left the door of the trailer open, but E allegedly closed it in a way that made the complainant think …Read more

Tags: Assault, Molestation, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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Women Prisoners of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections, et al. v. District of Columbia

Country: United States
Year: 1994
Court: United States District Court, District of Columbia
Citation: 877 F.Supp. 634 (D.D.C. 1994)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Tobacco, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

Women inmates in the District of Columbia (D.C.) correctional system alleged that they were being mistreated in a variety of ways, including sexual harassment, failure to provide or inadequate levels of obstetrical and gynecological care, unequal educational and work-related programming  as compared to similarly situated male inmates, uneven recreational and religious time, and general inhumane …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assault, Cleanliness, Counseling, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Examination, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Pregnancy, Prison conditions, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Smoking, STDs, STIs, Violence against women
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Do Amaral, Carlos Alberto v. Appeals Court of the State of São Paulo

Country: Brazil
Year: 1991
Court: Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court]
Citation: S.T.F. Ct. Report No. 1.636-2, Relator: Marco Aurelio, 10.9.1991, 206, Diário da Justiça[D.J.], 04.10.91 (Braz.).
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

A defendant in a rape case petitioned a writ of Habeas Corpus before the Federal Supreme Court against the Court of Appeals decision because the survivor refused to be subject to physical exam and the jurisprudence gives extra weight to witness evidence in absence of such exam.  The second argument was that the Court of …Read more

Tags: Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment
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