Rupert Althammer v. Australia
(Communication No. 998/2001), CCPR/C/78/D/998/2001
Article 26 – Discrimination on the ground of other status – objective and reasonable justification
No violation of article 26: According to the Human Rights Committee, indirect discrimination can only be said to exist if the detrimental effects of a rule or decision exclusively or disproportionately affect persons on the grounds enumerated in article 26. Further, there is no indirect discrimination if the rules or decisions are based on objective and reasonable grounds. No such impact has been demonstrated; furthermore, there were objective and reasonable grounds.
(Paragraphs 10.2, 11)