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9 judgments found.


Poland v. Council of the European Union

Country: Poland
Year: 2016
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: C-358/14
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Tobacco
Facts:

Pursuant to Article 7 and Article 9 of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the European Union passed Directive 2014/40 to regulate tobacco products. The Directive required cigarette packs to include graphic images of diseased human organs and banned menthol cigarettes. It also regulated electronic or “e-cigarettes” by limiting the amount of nicotine they could …Read more

Tags: Health regulation, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case C‐528/13

Country: France
Year: 2015
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: Case C‐528/13 Geoffrey Léger v Ministre des Affaires sociales, de la Santé et des Droits des femmes, Établissement français du sang
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The case concerned whether France could permanently defer men who have had sex with another man from blood donation. Mr. Léger went to a collection center to donate blood, but his blood donation was refused on the ground that he had had sexual intercourse with another man. The decision was based on a French decree …Read more

Tags: Blood transfusion, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Public safety
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Fag ogArbejde, acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v. Kommunernes Landsforening, acting on behalf of the Municipality of Billund

Country: Denmark
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: Case C‐354/13
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disabilities
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The plaintiff, a childminder in the employ of the Municipality of Billund (the defendant), was fired. The plaintiff claimed such firing was due to his obesity, although  the defendant claimed that the plaintiff was fired due to a decline in the number of children for him to take care of. The European Convention for the …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Employment, Handicapped, Obesity, Physically challenged
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Gerhard Schultz-Hoff v. Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund; Stringer and Others v. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Country: Germany, United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: Joined Cases C-350/06 and C-520/06
Health Topics: Disabilities, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to work
Facts:

Mr. Schultz-Hoff, an employee of Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund (DRB) with a recognized disability, became unfit to work in September 2004 and was on continuous sick leave until the termination of his employment on September 30, 2005. On May 13, 2005, during his sick leave, Mr. Schultz-Hoff requested that he take his remaining paid annual leave …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Employment, Social security, Workers' compensation
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Commission of the European Communities v. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: Case C-127/05, Comm'n v. U.K., 2007 E.C.R. I-4619.
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The Commission of the European Communities (Commission) brought an action against the United Kingdom for a declaration that provisions of section 2(1) of the UK Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Act), read in conjunction with sections 33 and 47 of that Act, permitted the United Kingdom to negate its obligations under Article …Read more

Tags: Health regulation, Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions
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Yvonne Watts v. Bedford Primary Care Trust and Secretary of State for Health

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: C-372/04
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

This case was a reference for a preliminary ruling, concerning the interpretation of Articles 48-50 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, as well as Article 22 of Council Regulation 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, self-employed persons and members of their families moving within the Community. The reference arose …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Emergency care, Employment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security, Tertiary care
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Idryma Koinonikon Asfaliseon (IKA) v. Vasilios Ioannidis

Country: Greece
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: C-326/00
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to social security
Facts:

During his stay in Germany, Mr. Ioannidis, a resident of Greece, was admitted to a clinic to undergo a catheterization with a heart catheter for pains in his thorax due to angina pectoris. Mr. Ioannidis had an old-age pension from the social security organization IKA. Mr. Ioannidis requested the German sickness fund to pay for …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Elderly, Emergency care, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Heart disease, Older persons, Reimbursement, Senior citizens, Social security
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Joined cases of Müller-Fauré and van Riet v Onderlinge Waarborgmaatschappij UA

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: Case C-385/99
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to social security
Facts:

This case concerns a referral from the Centrale Raad van Beroep (the Netherlands Court of Appeal) to the European Court of Justice from two conjoined cases for the correct interpretation and application of Articles 59 and 60 of the EC Treaty (which relate to the freedom of services throughout the EU). Both cases concern Dutch …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Emergency care, Health expenditures, Health regulation, Health spending, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Social security
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Joined Cases of Geraets-Smits and Peerboom

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2001
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: C-157/99
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to social security
Facts:

In the Netherlands, the sickness insurance scheme was based principally on the Law on Sickness Funds (the “ZFW”), the Law on General Insurance for Special Sickness Costs and the Law on Access to Sickness Insurance. Such insurance scheme required prior authorization for treatment which was not carried out by a contracted provider; almost all contracted …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Examination, Health insurance, Health regulation, Neurological diseases, Reimbursement
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