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Enrique Garcia Pons v. Spain

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Enrique Garcia Pons v. Spain


(Communication No.454/1991)


Article 26, Article 14 (1) – discrimination on the ground of other status:

An unemployed substitute judge, who was a civil servant on leave, was denied unemployment benefits.


No violation of Article 14 (1) and 26: The Human Rights Committee stated that not every differentiation in treatment can be deemed to be discriminatory. A differentiation, which is compatible with the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and is based on reasonable grounds, does not amount to prohibited discrimination.

(Paragraph 9.4)

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