Broeks v the Netherlands


This is a case about discrimination,

This is from 1984. Could the  Human Rights Committee look at some complaints relating to the International Convention on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights ? Article 2 and article 26 of the said ICSECR are pertinent here. Likewise the CEDAW

Mrs Broeks was a nurse. She was ill. She lived on benefits. She was dismissed from her job.

A married woman was denied unemployment benefits whereas this would not happen to a married man.

The Netherlands subsequently amended the law.

The committee was competent to review the situation. Mrs Broeks has locus standi.

The Committee still called on the country to offer a remedy to Broeks.,



About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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