17 judgments found.

Caleb Orozco v. Attorney General of Belize

Country: Belize
Year: 2016
Court: Supreme Court of Belize
Citation: Claim 668 of 2010
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Claimant, Caleb Orozco, a citizen of Belize was a homosexual male and a health educator. In the Supreme Court of Belize, he challenged the constitutional validity of Section 53 of the Belize Criminal Code to the extent that it criminalized anal sex between two consenting male adults. Section 53 of the Criminal Code stated …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Assault, Buggery, Bullying, Counselling, Depression, Diagnostics, Gay, Hazing, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Molestation, Most-at-risk, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/ AIDS, PLHIV, Queer, Rape, Secrecy, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual orientation, Sexual violence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sodomy, STDs, STIs, Transmission, Trauma
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Rhoades v. Iowa

Country: United States
Year: 2014
Court: Supreme Court of Iowa
Citation: No. 12-0180
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Rhoades was diagnosed with HIV in 1998 and began receiving treatment for the disease from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics every three to six months beginning in 2005. In 2008, Rhoades was informed that his viral load was non-detectible. Later that year, he met A.P. on a social networking cite that listed Rhoades …Read more

Tags: Buggery, Condoms, Disclosure, Gay, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Homosexual, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Sodomy, STDs, STIs, Transmission
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Suresh Kumar Koushal and another v. Naz Foundation and others

Country: India
Year: 2013
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Civil Appeal No. 10972 of 2013
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (the Section) penalized voluntary “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” and described them as “unnatural offences.” An offence under this Section was non-bailable and carried a maximum punishment of life imprisonment. Naz Foundation, the Petitioner, was an NGO working in …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Bisexual, Buggery, Criminalization, Gay, Gender identity, HIV, Homosexual, Law enforcement, Lesbian, LGBTI, Sexual orientation, Sodomy, Transgender
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Tan Eng Hong v. Attorney-General

Country: Singapore
Year: 2012
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: [2012] SGCA 45
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

Tan and another man were arrested for engaging in oral sex in a public bathroom. They were charged under section 377A for the commission of an act of gross indecency with another male person. Tan’s attorney argued that section 377A was inconsistent with Article 9 of the Singapore Constitution. Soon after, the Prosecution amended the …Read more

Tags: Buggery, Gay, Homosexual, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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Naz Foundation v. Government of NCT of Delhi, et al.

Country: India
Year: 2009
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: (2009) DLT 27
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Overruled by Suresh Kumar Koushal and Anor. v. Naz Foundation and Ors. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (the Section) penalized voluntary “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” and described them as “unnatural offences.” An offence under this Section was non-bailable and carried a maximum punishment of …Read more

Tags: Condoms, Criminalization, Gay, Gender identity, Homosexual, Injecting drug users, Lesbian, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Sodomy, STDs, STIs
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V.R.P., et al. v. Nicaragua

Country: Nicaragua
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 3/09, Petition 4408-02, February 11, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive 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 liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Petitioner V.P.C. stated that on two occasions, her father H.R.A. took her nine-year-old daughter V.R.C. to a remote site, drugged her, and sexually abused her. Petitioner took her daughter to the hospital on October 16, 2001 because her daughter could not control her bowels. The doctor biopsied polyps near the daughter’s rectum and found that …Read more

Tags: Assault, Buggery, Depression, Forced examination, Involuntary examination, Mandatory examination, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Minor, Molestation, Pediatric health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Sodomy, STDs, STIs, Trauma, Violence against women
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DW v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal
Citation: [2005] UKAIT 00168
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence
Facts:

DW was a Jamaican citizen who sought asylum in the United Kingdom. He claimed to have been persecuted in Jamaica on the basis of his sexual orientation. He recounted two instances of being assaulted on the basis of being a homosexual. DW feared reporting these incidences to the police because he believed that they would …Read more

Tags: Assault, Asylum, Degrading treatment, Gay, HIV, Homosexual, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Law enforcement, LGBTI, Migrants, Police, Queer, Refugees, Sexual orientation, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Sodomy, STDs, STIs
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Lawrence v. Texas

Country: United States
Year: 2003
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 539 U.S. 558 (2003)
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Police officers entered a private residence in response to a report of a disturbance and came upon two men engaged in a sexual act. The men were arrested for and charged with violating a Texas state criminal law that prohibited “deviate sexual intercourse [defined as oral or anal sex] with another individual of the same sex.” …Read more

Tags: Buggery, Criminalization, Gay, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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S.L. v. Austria

Country: Austria
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 45330/99
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

SL, an Austrian national, was born in 1981. SL is a homosexual and submits that he lives in a rural area of Austria where homosexuality is still taboo and suffered from the fact that he could not live his homosexuality openly and – until he reached the age of 18 – could not enter into …Read more

Tags: Buggery, Criminalization, Gay, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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Yasser Mohamed Salah, et al. v. Egypt

Country: Egypt
Year: 2002
Court: UN Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Citation: Opinion No. 7/2002 (Egypt); E/CN.4/2003/8/Add.1 at 68
Health Topics: Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

At least 55 men were arrested in Cairo on grounds of their sexual orientation during a police raid of a discotheque. The raid occurred after undercover officers entered the bar and observed and filmed dancing. The police targeted men who appeared to be homosexuals or who were not accompanied by women. One man was slapped …Read more

Tags: Assault, Buggery, Compulsory examination, Forced examination, Gay, Homosexual, Involuntary examination, Law enforcement, LGBTI, Mandatory testing, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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