إنفاذ الشبكة العالمية للحقوق الاقتصادية والاجتماعية والثقافية

Primary tabs

Caselaw

The City of Johannesburg sought to evict men, women and children from two buildings in Berea, in the inner city. This was part of an overall clearance policy under the Johannesburg Inner City Regeneration Strategy, in which evictions have been carried out in the middle of the night and without notice, under Apartheid-era laws and regulations. The city alleged that the living conditions are unhygienic and constitute a fire hazard, but had refused to offer the occupiers alternative accommodation.

The claimant, Thiagraj Soobramoney, suffered from chronic renal failure (among other diseases) and was in dire need of renal dialysis in order to stave off death. When he ran out of personal funds with which to pay private providers, he sought service in Addington Hospital, a state-funded hospital in Durban. The hospital refused Soobramoney treatment because his general physical condition did not qualify him for treatment under the criteria or guidelines used by the hospital to determine eligibility for such treatments.

In 1998, the Aboriginal Communities Association Lhaka Honat filed an action with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) against the State of Argentina. The communities living in Salta province denounced violations of their right to ancestral land, to cultural integrity and to a safe environment, following the State’s decision to build an international bridge and carry out an urban development plan in their territory, which would significantly alter their way of life.

Mariela Viceconte filed a collective amparo action seeking to force the Argentine State to produce the Candid 1 vaccine. Her case was based on her own right to health and that of other persons exposed to contracting “Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever,” including in Argentina approximately 3.5 million people. The action specifically alleged a violation of the obligation to prevent, treat and fight epidemic and endemic diseases arising from article 12.2.c) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

Jeannine Godin vivía en condiciones de pobreza y dependía de la asistencia social. El Ministerio de Salud y Servicios Sociales tenía la custodia de sus tres hijos por seis meses y solicitaba extender el plazo por otros seis meses. Godin solicitó asesoramiento jurídico gratuito para que un abogado la represente en la audiencia, pero le fue denegado, porque tal asesoramiento no estaba previsto para casos de custodia temporaria.

Conforme a los artículos 20 y 21 de la Urban Land Ceiling and Regulation Act (Ley de Terrenos Urbanos (Tope y Reglamentación)) de 1976, el gobierno estatal puede otorgar excepciones al tope cuando los terrenos se utilicen para construir viviendas para alojar a los ‘segmentos más débiles de la sociedad'. Se adujo que los constructores no habían cumplido con esta condición. Aunque entendió que la demanda se había vuelto infructuosa, el Alto Tribunal de Bombay ordenó varias medidas relacionadas con el monitoreo futuro del plan dispuesto por el artículo 20.  

A petition was filed with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) against the State of Guatemala alleging the kidnapping, torture and death of four minors and the murder of a fifth one in 1990, in the city of Guatemala, by members of the security forces, and the State's failure to provide adequate judicial protection to the victims' families.

Centro de Derechos Económicos y Sociales (CDES), on behalf of the General Secretary of Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores del Ministerio de Salud [National Union of Health Ministry Workers] and the workers represented by the union, filed a report with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) against the State of Ecuador.

La Constitución de Texas establece que “la difusión general del conocimiento” es “esencial para la preservación de las libertades y los derechos del pueblo”. Asimismo, la Legislatura y el Estado tienen la obligación de “establecer y realizar las previsiones adecuadas para financiar y mantener un sistema eficiente de escuelas gratuitas” (Artículo VII, pár. 1).

The Ombudsman filed a protection action against the Colombian Ministry of Environment and Sociedad Occidental de Colombia Inc. on behalf of the U'wa People, seeking revocation of an oil development license granted to the said company affecting traditional indigenous land (see in this database “Defensor del Pueblo, doctor Jaime Córdoba Triviño (on behalf of several members of U'WA Indigenous Group) vs. Ministerio del Medio Ambiente y Occidental de Colombia, Inc. s. Acción de tutela”). The Colombian court ordered a consultation should take place within 30 days.