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Great Britain: House of Commons Advances Bill to Limit Criminal Prosecution of Veterans for Acts Committed during Overseas Operations

(Oct. 7, 2020) On September 23, 2020, the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill received its second reading in the British House of Commons and progressed through to the Committee stage with a comfortable majority. The bill aims to provide certainty for Service personnel and veterans by protecting them from vexatious legal claims for […]

Armenia: Veterans Permitted to Seek Medical Treatment Abroad

(July 30, 2015) On July 2, 2015, the President of Armenia signed into law amendments to the Law on Social Security of Servicemen and Their Family Members that provide for full government financing of medical treatment abroad of servicemen injured during military service. (Press Release, President Serzh Sargsyan Signed a Number of Laws Passed by […]

Israel: Court Recognizes Disability Status for a Soldier Suffering from PTSD

(Apr. 29, 2013) On April 4, 2013, the Tel Aviv District Court, sitting as a court of civil appeals, accepted an appeal against a Defense Ministry appeals board’s decision to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier to be recognized as disabled for the purpose of eligibility for care and benefits. (File No. […]

Israel: Benefits to Active Reserve Soldiers in Public Tenders

(July 25, 2012) On June 7, 2012, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected a petition by the Islamic Association in Jaffa to void government decisions that had established the right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive a 15% discount on the price of land allocated for residential housing and advertised in public […]