84 judgments found.

The Centre for Human Rights (University of Pretoria) and La Rencontre Africaine pour la Defense des Droits de l’Homme (Senegal) v Government of Senegal

Country: Senegal
Year: 2012
Court: The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
Citation: Decision N° 003/Com/001/2012
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Poverty, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to education, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Centre for Human Rights and the La Rencontre Africaine pour la Defense des Droits de l’Homme submitted a communication to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in relation to the condition of some schools in Senegal. More than 100,000 children were forced to beg on the streets …Read more

Tags: Assault, Child development, Children, Malnutrition, Poor, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Starvation, Underprivileged
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Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 2011
Court: Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 17/2008; UN Doc. CEDAW/C/49/D/17/2008
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The author of the communication, the mother of a woman who had died during childbirth, claimed that Brazilian authorities had not ensured access to quality medical treatment during her daughter’s delivery in violation of nondiscrimination provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). More specifically, the author of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Clinics, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health funding, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Medical records, Miscarriage, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Poor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Underprivileged
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Case 57/PUU-VIII/2010

Country: Indonesia
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to life, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

On April 3, 2010, the Indonesian Government filed the Budget Amendment Bill of 2010 in Parliament. On May 3, 2010, a Plenary Session of the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the National Budget entitled Law No. 2 of 2010 Concerning the Amendment to Law No. 47 of 2009 Regarding the National Budget for …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health promotion, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Underprivileged
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Case P-671/2011

Country: Belarus
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Decision No. P-671/2011
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health systems and financing, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to education, Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

The Constitutional Court considered the constitutionality of the Belarusian law On Making Alterations and Addenda to the Law of the Republic of Belarus ‘On guarantees on social protection of orphan children, children left without parental care, and also individuals who belong to the category orphan children and children left without parental care’ (“Orphan Law”). The …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Health funding, Health spending, Low income, Poor, Underprivileged
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Court on Its Own Motion v. Union of India

Country: India
Year: 2011
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: W.P.(C) 5913/2010
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Delhi High Court made its own motion because of a newspaper report about a destitute woman who died on a busy street while giving birth to a baby girl. The girl had been struggling for life at a foster home named Udayan which was located in Delhi. The Court had subsequently issued directions to …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Awareness, Childbirth, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health facilities, Health promotion, Indigent, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Poor, Pregnancy, Underprivileged
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Ntombentsha Beja v. Premier of the Western Cape

Country: South Africa
Year: 2011
Court: Western Cape High Court, Cape Town
Citation: Case No. 21332/10
Health Topics: Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to housing, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The City of Cape Town entered into an agreement with the individual members of the community for building over 1300 toilets. The City authorities stated that the residents would enclose the toilets themselves if the City provided one toilet per household. The Applicants argued that due to lack of finances, most of the toilets were …Read more

Tags: Cleanliness, Degrading treatment, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Underprivileged, Waste
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Premlata v. Government of NCT Delhi

Country: India
Year: 2011
Court: High Court of Delhi
Citation: W.P. (C) 7687/2010 & CM APPL 6265/2011
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right of access to information, Right to food, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The issues presented in this case involved citizens living in poverty and the gaps in essential services provided by the government. The first issue was the availability of cash assistance to new mothers. The petitioners alleged that, per past orders of the Supreme Court, benefits should be made available to them under both the National …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Budget, Food, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Hunger, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Starvation, Underprivileged
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Public Prosecutor’s Office of the State of São Paulo v. Attorney General of the State of São Paulo

Country: Brazil
Year: 2011
Court: Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court]
Citation: Public Prosecutor's Office of the State of São Paulo v. Attorney General of the State of São PauloAC 2836/SP, Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court] (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

A defendant in a rape case petitioned a writ of Habeas Corpus before the Federal Supreme Court against the Court of Appeals decision because the survivor refused to be subject to physical exam and the jurisprudence gives extra weight to witness evidence in absence of such exam.  The second argument was that the Court of …Read more

Tags: Health care technology, Low income, Poor, Underprivileged
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Case 09-14679

Country: France
Year: 2010
Court: Cour de cassation [Court of Cassation]
Citation: Cass. civ II, n°09-14679, 20 May 2010
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to social security
Facts:

Mrs. X operated a dog breeding company, and was a beneficiary of the minimum insertion income (an income for those that make below a certain amount) since 1 October 2006. This qualified her to request the complementary health protection. She did not request the health protection as she was covered by her husband’s social regime. …Read more

Tags: Low income, Poor, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Case AI 773049/RS

Country: Brazil
Year: 2010
Court: Federal Supreme Court
Citation: AI 773049/RS, Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court] (2010).
Health Topics: Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Superior Court of Justice found that the State of Rio Grande do Sul had the obligation of providing the plaintiff in the case with medication free of charge because the plaintiff could not afford it. The court founded its decision on the constitutional rights to life, health, and human dignity.The state refused to comply …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Essential medicines, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Pricing, Underprivileged
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