The clinic for the rights of Holocaust survivors and the Elderly
The clinic for the rights of holocaust survivors and older persons will address the multi-layered intersection of holocaust survivors, law and elder law in Israel.
A major chunk of the clinic's work will remain the legal aid for holocaust survivors as a distinct group amongst the general elderly population in Israel. The clinical work in this area will include litigation in the relevant legal and medical instances regarding issues of eligibility and compensation, as well as involvement in legislation processes and policy advocacy. Simultaneously, the clinic will also address general elder law issues such as social security, long-term care insurances, consumer law and issues of guardianship and autonomy in decision making.
The academic part of the clinic will analyze the design of holocaust survivors' compensation law in Israel based on the development of legislation, case law, administrative acts and agreements throughout the years - from the 1950s' until today. In addition, we will analyze elder law issues and the interdisciplinary aspects that accompany them.
Prof. Jose Brunner - Academic Supervisor
Prof. Daphna Hacker - Academic Supervisor
Liad Strulov, Adv. – Clinical Instructor
Yael Havassy-Aharoni, Adv. – Clinical Instructor