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Dietmar Pauger v. Austria

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Dietmar Pauger v. Austria


(Communication No. 716/1996), CCPR/C/65/D/716/1996


Article 26 – discrimination on the ground of sex:

Reduced pension benefits for widowers


Violation of Article 26: The Human Rights Committee stated that the reduced pension benefits for widowers are discriminatory on the ground of sex. It also found the case not inadmissible under Article 5 (2) (b) because the Constitutional Court already basically adjudicated the same issue and argued that further complaints would be futile (this argument was not challenged by State).

(Paragraphs 10.2, 11)

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