16 judgments found.

B v. Waitemata District Health Board

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2013
Court: High Court
Citation: [2013] NZHC 1702
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Mental health, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to privacy
Facts:

In this case applicants argued that the no-smoking policy of the Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB)and the consequent prohibition of smoking in hospitals and surrounding grounds violated their right not to be subjected to torture or cruel treatment, the right to be treated with humanity, the right to respect private life, and the right to …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Health regulation, Mental disorder, Passive smoking, Psychiatry, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case 55/PUU-IX/2011

Country: Indonesia
Year: 2012
Court: Constitutional Court [Mahkamah Konstitusi]
Citation: Decision No. 55/PUU-IX/2011
Health Topics: Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The applicants, three individuals representing companies in the clove cigarette industry, alleged that the Government’s requirements for pictorial and written health warnings on cigarette packaging violated their rights under the 1945 Constitution (the “Constitution”). Article 114 of Law Number 36 of 2009 Concerning Health (the “Health Act”) classified nicotine as an addictive substance of tobacco, …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Disclosure, Employment, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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JT International SA v. Commonwealth

Country: Australia
Year: 2012
Court: High Court
Citation: [2012] HCA 43
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to property
Facts:

Australia’s Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (“TPP Act”) imposed restrictions on the color, shape and finish of retail packaging for tobacco products. It prohibited the use of trade marks on such packaging other than the use of a brand, business or company name for the relevant tobacco product. Preexisting regulatory requirements for health messages and …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Health promotion, Heart disease, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case 43/PUU-IX/2011

Country: Indonesia
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The Plaintiffs challenged Indonesian legislative provisions regulating health warnings on cigarette packaging. The impugned provision, Article 114 of Law No. 36 of 2009 Concerning Health (the Law), required health warnings on all cigarette packaging. The Explanation Provision in the legislation defined such a health warning as one that was easily readable, and one that “may” …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Disclosure, Health care professionals, Health education, Health promotion, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Miroslav Grcev and Stamen Filipov to the Constitutional Court

Country: Macedonia
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 261/2008-0-0
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Environmental health, Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

This case was heard together with case 70/2009-0-0. The Petitioners, Miroslav Grcev and Stamen Filipov, challenged the constitutionality of the Anti-Smoking Law (the Law). The Law banned smoking in public premises, advertising cigarettes, and selling cigarettes to persons under the age of 16. Public premises included institutions for education, health, state administration,  public transport, and …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Air pollution, Awareness, Children, Minor, Passive smoking, Pediatric health, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Miroslav Grcev and Stamen Filipov to the Constitutional Court

Country: Macedonia
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 70/2009-0-0
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Environmental health, Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case was heard together with case 261/2008-0-0. The Petitioners, Miroslav Grcev and Stamen Filipov, challenged the constitutionality of the Anti-Smoking Law (the Law). The Law banned smoking in public premises, advertising cigarettes, and selling cigarettes to persons under the age of 16. Public premises included institutions for education, health, state administration,  public transport, and …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Air pollution, Awareness, Children, Minor, Passive smoking, Pediatric health, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Canada (Attorney General) v. JTI-MacDonald Corp., et al.

Country: Canada
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2007] 2 S.C.R. 610, 2007 S.C.C. 30
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression
Facts:

The Canadian Parliament enacted the Tobacco Act (the Act) and the Tobacco Products Information Regulations (the Regulations) in response to the decision of the Court in RJR-Macdonald Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General) [1994] 1 S.C.R. 311, which struck down a previous version of the Act. The new legislation permitted information and brand-preference advertising but prohibited …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Children, Minor, Pediatric health, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case 95-81605

Country: France
Year: 2005
Court: Cour de cassation [Court of Cassation]
Citation: Cass Crim, n°95-81605, 21 February 1996
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to health
Facts:

The defendant was the editor of the weekly magazine VSD (Vendredi, Samedi, Dimanche). In this case, VSD appealed a decision of the court of appeals in which the defendant was fined 200,000 francs by the Paris Court of Appeals on 24 February 1995 for complicity in illegal advertisement of tobacco as defined by the laws …Read more

Tags: Non-communicable diseases, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Joseph Eryau v. Environmental Action Network Ltd. (No. 1)

Country: Uganda
Year: 2001
Court: High Court at Kampala
Citation: Civil Application No. 470 of 2001, Arising from Miscellaneous Application No. 39 of 2001
Health Topics: Public safety, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to life
Facts:

Applicant Joseph Eryau made a motion to be heard in opposition to Application No. 39/2001. The declarations being sought in the motion of Application No. 39/2001 would state that “smoking in a public place constitutes a violation of the rights of the non-smoking members of the public to a clean and healthy environment as prescribed …Read more

Tags: Air safety, Passive smoking, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Joseph Eryau v. Environmental Action Network Ltd. (No. 2)

Country: Uganda
Year: 2001
Court: High Court at Kampala
Citation: Civil Application No. 39 of 2001, Arising from Miscellaneous Application No. 39 of 2001
Health Topics: Environmental health, Public safety, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment
Facts:

Applicant Joseph Eryau made a motion to be heard in opposition to Application No. 39/2001. Of the five declarations proposed in the motion of Application No. 39/2001, all but two were struck down (including those orders which criminalized smoking in public places). The remaining two proposed that “smoking in a public place constitutes a violation …Read more

Tags: Air safety, Criminalization, Passive smoking, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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