84 judgments found.

National Institute of Social Security (INSS) v. Santos

Country: Brazil
Year: 2006
Court: Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court]
Citation: National Institute of Social Security (INSS) v. Santos Al-AgR 47097/ SP, Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court] (2006).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The National Institute of Social Security filed an interlocutory appeal with basis in the Code of Civil Procedure and the bylaws of the Federal Supreme Court against the decision upheld by this same court in September 2005 which stated that the matter in discussion did not directly offend the Constitution and required the re-examination of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Low income, Poor, Underprivileged
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Pramod Bhagwan Nayak v. State of Gujarat

Country: India
Year: 2006
Court: High Court - Gujarat
Citation: (2007) 1 GLR 796
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Poverty, Prisons, Public safety, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The petitioner was challenging an order of detention for allegedly engaging in trafficking of women and girls. The grounds of the order were that petitioner was an “immoral traffic offender” which is “a person who habitually commits or abets the commission of any offence under the Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act, …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Assault, Children, Contraception, Criminalization, Custody, Detention, Examination, Family planning, HIV, Minor, Poor, Sex workers, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Testing, Underprivileged
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Reynoso, Nilda Noemí v. I.N.S.S.J.P.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: R. 638. XL
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner, an elderly woman with diabetes, filed an action of amparo against the I.N.S.S.J.P, a public entity devoted to the provision of public health insurance to retired people. She requested the judiciary to order the Respondent to provide her 100U of human insulin, reactive tape and disposable syringes, as well as the medicine “Ampliactil” …Read more

Tags: Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Diabetes, Elderly, Emergency care, Essential medicines, Health funding, Health insurance, Incapacity, Incompetence, Indigent, Insanity, Low income, Mental competence, Older persons, Poor, Senior citizens, Social security, Underprivileged
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Sesana v. Attorney General

Country: Botswana
Year: 2006
Court: High Court - Lobatse
Citation: Misca. No. 52 of 2002
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to participation, Right to property
Facts:

In March 2002, the Botswana Government terminated certain basic services to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), including access to: Drinking water; Maintenance of borehole water; Rations to registered destitute; Rations to registered orphans; Transport for the applicants’ children to and from school; and Healthcare to the applicants through mobile clinics and ambulance services. The …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Child development, Children, Drinking water, Food, Forced displacement, Hunger, Indigenous groups, Indigent, Informed choice, Low income, Minor, Poor, Potable water, Primary care, Refugees, Starvation, Underprivileged
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Dbeis and Ors. v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 283 (May); [2005] EWCA Civ 584
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to education, Right to family life
Facts:

The case was brought by a Lebanese citizen who had come to the UK in order to seek asylum for herself and her two children on the basis of persecution for her religious beliefs. Her claim for asylum on this ground was rejected, but she challenged her removal on the basis that removal would result …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Degrading treatment, Immigration, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Noncommunicable diseases, Poor, Underprivileged
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Moiwana Community v. Suriname

Country: Suriname
Year: 2005
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Moiwana Community v. Surin., Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 124 (June 15, 2005).
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Mental health, Poverty, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to property
Facts:

The village of Moiwana, consisting of N’djuka people of African descent, was attacked in November 1986 by members of the armed forces of Suriname, who allegedly massacred  40 men, women and children, and “razed the village to the ground.” Members of Moiwana practiced hunting, farming, and fishing as their means of subsistence. Following the massacre, …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Assault, Forced displacement, Humanitarian crisis, Indigent, Law enforcement, Low income, Military, Militias, Police, Poor, Refugees, Underprivileged
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Moldovan and Others v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 41138/98 and 64320/01; (2007) 44 EHRR 16
Health Topics: Poverty, 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
Facts:

The applicants were 25 Romanian nationals of Roma origin that faced attacks against their property and persons during a riot and the following few days. By the time of the present case, 18 of the applicants had participated in a friendly settlement and only seven remained as parties to this judgment. In September 1993, a …Read more

Tags: Assault, Degrading treatment, Humiliating treatment, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Underprivileged
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Orlando, Susana Beatriz v. Provincia de Buenos Aires et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: O. 59. XXXVIII
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Susana Orlando, a 55-year-old-woman suffering from multiple sclerosis, brought a claim of amparo against the Federal State and the Province of Buenos Aires for acts and omissions preventing her to obtain the medicine she needed to fight her disease and that she could not afford. In particular, she complained about the fact that her illness …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Blind, Disabilities, Handicapped, Low income, Neurological diseases, Poor, Underprivileged
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Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Adam; Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Limbuela; Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Tesema

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2005] UKHL 66
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

Section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (‘the Act’) authorized the Home Secretary to provide or arrange for the provision of support for asylum-seekers and their dependents who appeared to be destitute, as defined, or likely to become so within a prescribed period. L, A and T, from Angola, Ethiopia and the Sudan …Read more

Tags: Asylum, Degrading treatment, Humiliating treatment, Hunger, Immigration, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, Poor, Refugees, Torture, Underprivileged
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Yakye Axa Indigenous Community v. Paraguay

Country: Paraguay
Year: 2005
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Yakye Axa Indigenous Cmty. v. Para., Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 125 (June 17, 2005).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Medicines, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The indigenous community of Yakye Axa, a traditional society of hunter-gatherers, was resettled as part of a development program in Paraguay started in 1979. They were displaced to lands with a natural environment and resources that were different from the Yakye Axa’s traditional territory and incompatible with their traditional means of subsistence.  They also faced …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Child development, Children, Clean water, Diet, Drinking water, Elderly, Food shortages, Hunger, Indigenous groups, Indigenous medicine, Indigent, Low income, Malnutrition, Minor, Older persons, Pediatric health, Poor, Potable water, Primary care, Safe drinking water, Senior citizens, Starvation, Stunting, Underprivileged
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