25 judgments found.

Ex. Const. Badan Singh v. Union of India and Anr.

Country: India
Year: 2002
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: 2002 VIIIAD Delhi 553; 97 (2002) DLT 986
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination

The Petitioner, Ex. Const. Badan Singh, was an employee of the Border Security Force (BSF). While in employment he found out that he was living with HIV. Being considered unfit for employment by the Medical Board and the competent authority, he was discharged from service with a 70% disability. The Petitioner filed the petition in …Read more

Tags: Employment, Hepatitis, HIV positive, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Reimbursement, TB, Tuberculosis
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Schuler-Zgraggen v. Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
Year: 1993
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 14518/89, (1993) 16 EHRR 405
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health information, Health systems and financing, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to social security

Schuler (S), who had contributed to the state invalidity insurance from her wages when working, contracted tuberculosis and was granted an invalidity pension when it was determined that she was unfit for work. She gave birth to a son in 1984 and, after being required to undergo a medical examination, her pension was cancelled with …Read more

Tags: Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health insurance, Health records, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Social security, Subsidies, TB, Tuberculosis
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School Board of Nassau County v. Arline

Country: United States
Year: 1987
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 480 U.S. 273 (1987)
Health Topics: Disabilities, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination

The Respondent, Arline, an elementary school teacher, brought suit against a local public school board alleging the school had violated § 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973  (the Act) when they dismissed Arline after she suffered a third relapse of tuberculosis in two years. The following statutory provisions were relevant to Arline’s complaint: …Read more

Tags: Employment, Handicapped, TB, Tuberculosis
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Chief Bernard Ominayak, et al. v. Canada

Country: Canada
Year: 1984
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 167/1984: U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/38/D/167/1984 (1990)
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Diet and nutrition, Environmental health, Infectious diseases, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of religion, Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Rights to the benefits of culture

Chief Bernard Ominayak (the “author”) was the leader and representative of the Lubicon Lake Band (the “Band”), a Cree Indian Band living in the Province of Alberta in Canada. He argued that the State party expropriated Lubicon land for commercial interest despite its recognition that the Band members had the right to continue their traditional …Read more

Tags: Alcohol, Childbirth, Clean water, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Diet, Environmental degradation, Food, Indigenous groups, Inhuman treatment, Malnutrition, Miscarriage, Substance abuse, TB, Tuberculosis, Waste, Waste management
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Francisco C. De La Rama v. The People’s Court

Country: Philippines
Year: 1946
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. L-982
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person

The Petitioner was an accused seeking bail on the grounds of ill health. In the meantime, he had filed a motion asking for permission to be confined and treated in a hospital while the bail petition was being considered. The People’s Court ordered that the Petitioner be temporarily confined and treated in the Quezon Institute, …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Examination, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Indigent, Inmate, Low income, Lung disease, Poor, TB, Testing, Tuberculosis
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