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Guido Jacobs v. Belgium

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Guido Jacobs v. Belgium

 

(Communication No. 943/2000), CCPR/C/81/D/943/2000

Subject:

Article 2 (1), Article 3, Article 25, Article 26 – without distinction of any kind; discrimination on the ground of sex; equal rights of men and women; without any of the distinctions mentioned in article 2; discrimination on the ground of sex

Belgium introduced a quota system for the appointment of High Council of Justice members to ensure an adequate number of elected candidates of each sex.

Conclusion:

No violation of Articles 2, 3, 25 and 26: The Human Rights Committee held that a measure to increase number of women in High Council of Justice is based on objective and reasonable grounds and is proportional.

(Paragraphs 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 10)

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