Court Cases / First GMS Court Case
JOHNSON vs. The NETHERLANDS
UN COMMITTEE for HUMAN RIGHTS
Summary: Equality is prerequisite to Peace. It comes in 3’s:
1) Equal rights (basic)
2) Equal opportunities (advanced)
3) Equal access to Productive Capital (complete)
This Case is about the most basic form of equality, i.e. equal rights. Claimant is seeking equalization of pension rights between citizens of Holland and the Dutch Caribbean islands of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (‘BES’). This is about non-discrimination and equal social/ economic rights, i.e. equality for pensioners (which is argued in this case) and by extension equal child benefits and equal rent subsidies.