34 judgments found.

The Queen v. Ministry of Justice

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2013
Court: Court of Appeal, Queen’s Bench Division
Citation: [2013] EWCA Civ 961
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Martin suffered a stroke in 2008 leaving him unable to move or speak. He was completely dependent on his family and spent almost all of his time in bed. The effects of his stroke were permanent. Because of his disabilities, he was not able to take his own life. He had attempted to end his …Read more

Tags: Assisted suicide, Criminalization, Disabled, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Informed choice, Palliative care, Patient choice, Physically challenged, Suicide
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Rabone v. Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2012
Court: The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Citation: [2012] UKSC 2
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The claimants stated that the deceased was a voluntary psychiatric patient. She was assessed by the hospital as a high risk of suicide attempt as she had done so before. The hospital allowed her home leave for two days. During that period, she committed suicide. The claimants stated that the hospital and its staff were …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health facilities, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damages, Psychiatry, Psychology, Remedies, Standard of care, Suicide, Trauma
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Reynolds v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 2694/08
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant’s son was admitted as a voluntary patient as he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and there was a fear that he might commit suicide. He was kept in a crisis room in the intensive care unit. However, on the first night itself, the applicant’s son jumped out of the window and died. The applicant’s …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health facilities, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damage, Private hospitals, Psychiatry, Public hospitals, Remedies, Schizophrenia, Standard of care, Suicide, Tort, Trauma
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Brown v. Plata

Country: United States
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 131 S.Ct. 1910 (2011)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

This case involved an appeal from a decision made by a three-judge court that was convened by the Federal District Court to decide the appropriate remedy for violations of the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The violations were the subject of two related Federal District Court cases in California: Coleman v. Brown (1990) …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Cleanliness, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Diabetes, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Heart disease, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Kidney disease, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, Suicide, Waste
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Haas v. Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
Year: 2011
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2011] ECHR 2422
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant suffered from a serious bipolar disorder and wished to commit suicide and requested a lethal dose of sodium pentobarbital, which is available only on prescription, from several psychiatrists but was unsuccessful. The applicant then contacted various official bodies seeking permission to obtain the substance from a pharmacy without a prescription. The Federal Office …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assisted suicide, Bipolar, Harm reduction, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Metal competence, Pharmaceuticals, Suicide
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L.C. v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2011
Court: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Citation: L.C. v. Peru, CEDAW, U.N. Doc. CEDAW/C/50/D/22/2009 (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

A minor child, L.C., began to be sexually abused at the age of 11 years by a 34-year-old man. Two years later, L.C. became pregnant, and in response, attempted suicide by jumping from a building. L.C. survived her suicide attempt, and she was taken to a public hospital where she was diagnosed with a series …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Criminalization, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, Molestation, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Violence against women
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T. P. F. (represented by the Centre for Reproductive Rights and the Centre for the Promotion and Protection of Sexual and Reproductive Rights) v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2011
Court: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 22/2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

This claim was brought on behalf of the injured by her mother, who asserted that the failure of the Peruvian health system to ensure access to essential services for women, in this case therapeutic abortion, compromises its obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, entered into force in …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Depression, Disabled, Emergency care, Examination, Minor, Miscarriage, Pregnancy, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Turdukan Zhumbaeva v. Kyrgyzstan

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Year: 2011
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 1756/2008
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

On 24 October 2004, TM and his wife were in custody at the local police station on a public disturbance charge following an argument in the street. While in police custody, TM died, and there was a dispute of fact as to how his death occurred. The ambulance doctor who attended the scene testified that …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Assault, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Law enforcement, Police, Suicide, Torture
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A, B and C v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 2010
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: A, B, and C v. Ir., App. No. 25579/05, Eur. Ct. H.R. 2032 (2010).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Three applicants, two Irish nationals and one Lithuanian national, travelled to the United Kingdom in 2005 to have an abortion, each applicant believing they were not entitled to an abortion in Ireland. The first applicant decided to have an abortion to avoid jeopardizing her chances of reuniting her four previous children who were in foster …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Awareness, Cancer, Criminalization, Degrading treatment, Depression, Family planning, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health regulation, Humiliating treatment, Noncommunicable diseases, Pregnancy, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Case AI 826577/RS

Country: Brazil
Year: 2010
Court: Federal Supreme Court
Citation: AI 826577/RS, Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court] (2010).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Court of Justice found that the State of Rio Grande do Sul was responsible for providing medications, free of charge, to those who need them but are unable to afford them. In accordance with in accordance with Article 196 (right to health) and 23 (state and federal governments’ obligations to provide for health and …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Bipolar, Depression, Essential medicines, Indigent, Low income, Mental disability, Mental illness, Paranoia, Poor, Schizophrenia, Suicide, Underprivileged
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