Can the father be present during the birth of his child? In Czech hospitals, only when he pays. According to the country's ombudsman, in agreement with the Constitutional Court, the Health Services Act explicitly...
As part of its campaign "I have a child with me," HCLU conducted a unique survey of Hungarian healthcare institutions, submitting 64 public interest data requests to hospitals with maternity or children's wards.
Parents wishing to stay with their children overnight in a Hungarian hospital might need a little bit of luck to do so, despite what the law says. A campaign by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union seeks to change this.
This is the disturbing story of a Hungarian woman kept in the psychiatric ward of a hospital against her will and heavily medicated for a mental disorder she didn't have. She almost spent the rest of her life there.
The Dutch Data Protection Authority has established that the personal medical data of Dutch patients have been exchanged without their explicit consent.
Do you have your own opinion and are not afraid of giving feedback - for example to your doctor? Do you suffer from a serious disease requiring expensive treatment? If you're in the Czech Republic, doctors could exclude you from their patient files.
After visiting the psychiatric clinic of the Šiauliai Hospital, the Seimas (Parliament) Ombudsmen's Office found that the patients at the clinic were not being informed about their treatment and its effectiveness,...
Patients are strapped to their beds and kept in cages. Psychiatric experts, lawyers and human rights activists from the Czech Republic and abroad agree: psychiatry in the Czech Republic is in a catastrophic state.
Despite the wave of protests that took place ten years ago, patients in Czech psychiatric hospitals are still locked up in cages and tied to beds. The Mental Disability Advocacy Center and the League of Human Rights issued a study about the situation.
Developments in access to the abortion pill in Hungary make for an interesting story. Though the licensing procedure for medicines is never transparent, the process surrounding the pill is even more complicated.