Judgment No. 1241
THE COMPLAINTS ARE DISMISSED.
"Pleading the importance of the case the complainants [...] apply for hearings, but the who believes that the Tribunal has before it full and accurate written statements of the issues of fact and law. The Tribunal takes the same view, especially since the case turns on matters of principle, not on the personal circumstances of this, that or the other litigant."
tribunal; oral proceedings; refusal
The complainants object to the way of reckoning their premiums "the change the complainants object to is part of wider reforms the WHO made to put the scheme on a sounder financial footing over the long term. The Organization is right to pursue that aim by all suitable means at its disposal, and they include measures to ensure that, in keeping with the notion of mutual aid, everyone bears a fair share of costs."
written rule; amendment to the rules; scale; budgetary reasons; insurance; illness; social solidarity; contributions
The complainants object to the way of reckoning their premiums under the organization's health insurance scheme in accordance with an amendment to its rules. They allege breach of acquired rights. "The organization has not discriminated against them: far from it. Its purpose was to remove an unfair advantage the rules used to confer on them. Such corrective action may not be treated as breach of acquired rights even if the advantage was enjoyed for a long time."
acquired right; equal treatment; written rule; amendment to the rules; budgetary reasons; insurance; illness; social solidarity; contributions; health insurance