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5 judgments found.


Victoria Yisraeli v. Health Basket Committee

Country: Israel
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court (sitting as High Court of Justice)
Citation: HCJ 2974/06
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

Vicki Yisraeli was gradually going deaf, and was diagnosed as having hearing at a level 15% of that of a healthy person. She sought a cochlear implant procedure to save her hearing. However, to obtain one, she was required under the Second Supplement of the National Insurance Law, 1994 (the Law) to pay a participation …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Deaf, Disabled, Health care technology, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Low income, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Social security, Subsidies
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Gila Louzon v. Government of Israel

Country: Israel
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court (sitting as the High Court of Justice)
Citation: HCJ 3071/05
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The decision addressed three petitions with similar facts. In all three cases, the petitioners were diagnosed with cancer and prescribed a medication not included in the health services basket available under the national health care services (which was prohibitively expensive to purchase individually). By the time two of the petitions came to the Court, however, …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Cancer, Emergency care, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Non-communicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing, Social security, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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Physicians for Human Rights v. Commander of the IDF Forces in the West Bank

Country: Israel
Year: 2002
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: HCJ 2117/01
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Violence
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers allegedly shot at ambulances and wounded the medical teams travelling in them.  Petitioners filed a prospective petition, requesting that the Court order the State to explain such shootings and demand their cessation. According to the State, the IDF soldiers had fired on the ambulances because Palestinian fighters had, on several …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humanitarian crisis, Military, Militias
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Physicians for Human Rights, et. al v. Commander of IDF Forces in the West Bank

Country: Israel
Year: 2002
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: HCJ 2936/02; HCJ 2941/02
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Violence
Facts:

These petitions were filed during Israel Defense Force (“IDF”) combat activities (called “Operation Defensive Wall”) in the areas of the Palestinian Authority. IDF forces allegedly shot at the Red Cross and its medical teams who were working out of ambulances and in the hospitals. This prevented workers from taking the sick and wounded to hospitals …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Emergency care, Health facilities, Humanitarian crisis, Military
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Professor Yosef Gamzu v. Na’ama Yeshayahu

Country: Israel
Year: 2001
Court: Supreme Court (sitting as the Court of Civil Appeal)
Citation: LCA 4905/98
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to food, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The appellant owed the respondent and her daughter a maintenance debt that had accumulated to about 1.25 million New Shekel, having previously failed to pay regular maintenance and child support payments to his wife and daughter.  Being unable to afford this amount as a lump sum, he sought to have the Head of the Execution …Read more

Tags: Hunger, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Starvation
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