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.,