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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


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.


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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