Art. 27: Minorities and WHR

The rights which persons belonging to minorities enjoy under article 27 of the Covenant in respect of their language, culture and religion do not authorize any State, group or person to violate the right to the equal enjoyment by women of any Covenant rights, including the right to equal protection of the law.

(communication No. 24/1977, Sandra Lovelace v.  Canada, Views adopted July 1981)