Lovelace v. Canada
(Communication No. 24/1977)
Subject: Article 27, Article 26 – collective enjoyment of rights and freedoms of persons belonging to minorities, access to culture, discrimination
Violation of Article 27: The Human Rights Committee found that Canada had discriminated against the applicant on the basis of sex by taking away her Aboriginal status under domestic legislation when she married a non-Aboriginal man. Under the same legislation, a man would not have lost his status by marrying a non-Aboriginal woman.
(Paragraph 13.1, 13.2)