10 judgments found.

Re SB

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2013
Court: Court of Protection
Citation: [2013] EWHC 1417 (COP)
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Medicines, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

A pregnant 37-year-old woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder was compulsorily detained under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983. She had been on and off medication for 8 years and had suffered both remissions and relapses, due to which she was detained at various times in Italy, France and in England where she currently …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Bipolar, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Incapacity, Incompetence, Informed choice, Insanity, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Paranoia, Patient choice, Psychiatry, Spousal consent, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy
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H v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 37359/09
Health Topics: Health information, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, H., was born male, married a woman, and had a child. She was diagnosed as transgender during the course of the marriage, whereupon she changed her first names and renewed her passport and driver’s license. However, her request to have her identity number changed was refused based on sections 1 and 2 of …Read more

Tags: Civil union, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Domestic partnership, Gender identity, Gender reassignment, Non-disclosure, Notification, Spousal consent, Transgender
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Advocate Achyut Prasad Kharel v. Government of Nepal

Country: Nepal
Year: 2008
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Writ No. 3352 of the year 2061 BS (2004 AD)
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The petition challenged clause (1) of  No. 28B of the Chapter on Life in the National Code which provided that “a health worker attaining the qualification as prescribed, may, with the consent of the concerned pregnant women, remove her fetus within 12 weeks of conception” (the Clause). The Petitioner contended that this was contrary to …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Pregnancy, Spousal consent, Spousal notification, Termination of pregnancy
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Case 146/2007 and its cumulative 147/2007

Country: Mexico
Year: 2008
Court: Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación [Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation]
Citation: Acción de Inconstitucionalidad 146/2007 y su acumulada 147/2007
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Please note that only portions of the original judgment have been translated into English. This summary is primarily written from those portions. The Federal District legislature approved reforms to the Criminal Code of the Federal District in which it decriminalized and legalized abortion performed during the first 12 weeks of gestation. It also amended the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Conscientious objection, Criminalization, Family planning, Informed choice, Late-term abortion, Maternal mortality, Midwifery, Minor, Parental consent, Pregnancy, Spousal consent, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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Case 20-2(A) KCCR 696; 2007 Hun-Ka17·21; 2008 Hun-Ka7·26; 2008 Hun-Ba21·47 (consolidated), October 30, 2008

Country: South Korea
Year: 2008
Court: Constitutional Court of Korea
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

Defendants from six separate cases – 2007 Hun-Ka17, 2007 Hun-Ka21, 2008 Hun-Ka7, 2008 Hun-Ka26, 2008 Hun-Ba21, 2008 Hun-Ba47 – were prosecuted for adultery and fornication.  These cases were consolidated and brought before the Constitutional Court of Korea.  The Court was asked to review Article 241 of the Criminal Act and determine whether this article violated …Read more

Tags: Criminalization, Spousal consent
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Evans v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Evans v. United Kingdom [GC], App. No. 6339/05, 46 Eur. H.R. Rep. 34 (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

Applicant had her eggs extracted for the purposes of in vitro fertilization in 2001. Her ovaries were thereafter removed due to the presence of tumors. Six embryos were created using her eggs and the sperm of her partner ‘J.’. Schedule 3 of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act of 1990 allowed for the withdrawal of …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Family planning, Fertility, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Parental consent, Parental notification, Pregnancy, Spousal consent, Spousal notification
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Case 43/2005 (XI. 14)

Country: Hungary
Year: 2005
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Aging, Health information, Informed consent, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The case involved two petitions that required the Constitutional Court to examine certain elements that imposed regulations on sterilization. The first petitioner challenged the constitutionality of the Minister of Health Decree 12/1987 (VIII. 19.) EüM on Sterilization (hereinafter “D1”), which imposed certain restrictions (related to age and number of prior blood children) on a person …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Compulsory sterilization, Confidentiality, Contraception, Contraceptives, Disclosure, Family planning, Forced sterilization, Health records, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Mandatory sterilization, Maternal health, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Notification, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Secrecy, Spousal consent, Spousal notification, Sterilization
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Boso v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2002
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 50490/99, Eur. Ct. H.R. 846 (2002).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, an Italian national, claimed violations under Articles 2 (right to life), 8 (respect for private and family life) and 12 (right to marry and family) of the European Convention on Human Rights (the Convention) after his wife obtained a legal abortion without his consent. Prior to bringing an action in the European Court of …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Family planning, Pregnancy, Spousal consent, Spousal notification, Termination of pregnancy
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R v. Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, ex parte Blood

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1997
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [1997] 2 All ER 687; [1997] 2 WLR 806; [1999] Fam 151
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health
Facts:

Mr. and Mrs. Blood were married and attempting to have a family. Unfortunately, Mr. Blood contracted meningitis and went into a coma prior to any conception, so Mrs. Blood requested that doctors take sperm by electro-ejaculation while Mr. Blood was in the coma. The doctors took two different samples, and Mr. Blood passed away soon …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assisted reproductive technology, Compulsory treatment, Family planning, Forced treatment, Health care technology, Health regulation, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Spousal consent, Unauthorized treatment
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Paton v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1980
Court: European Commission on Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 8416/78, 3 Eur. H.R. Rep. 408 (1980)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom of religion, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant claimed that English law violated provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights (Convention), after he found out that his wife was pregnant and planned to have a legal abortion without his consent. Specifically, the applicant claimed that England and Wales violated the right to life and the right to liberty and security …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Family planning, Pregnancy, Spousal consent, Spousal notification, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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