Refusing to give torture examination

Concerning A.H.M. vs. Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The author is a Somali citizen born in 1972. He Is from a small town South West of Mogadishu – which is controlled by al-Shabaab. He fled to Denmark and applied for asylum, but his application got rejected. If the author is deported back […]

Torture
CAT 985/2020

Denounced by political party and accused of terror attack

Concerning S. vs Denmark for violation of articles 1, 7 and 9 of CCPR. The author is a member of the Jamaat-e-Islami, a political party that opposes the Government of Bangladesh. Since 2007, he has been regarded as a non-cooperative member of the party, who should be punished. He stopped his political activities when the […]

  • Decision: 26 March 2018
Human Rights
CCPR 2642/2015

Conflict with a powerful army general

Concerning I.K. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7 and 18 of CCPR. The author is of Hazara ethnicity and an afghan national born in 1996. He got in a conflict with his powerful neighbour, an army general. To avoid further conflict or punishment from the general, he left his home country in October […]

  • Decision: 18 March 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2373/2014

Pro-democracy movement in China

Concerning the author C.L. and his minor son Z.L. vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7 and 18 of CCPR. The author entered Denmark in 2012 and applied for asylum. He fears being arrested, potentially sentenced to life imprisonment or the death penalty, and subjected to renewed torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading […]

  • Decision: 26 March 2018
Human Rights
CCPR 2753/2016

Faces deportation to Afghanistan, a country he has never been to

Concerning E.K. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7, 13, 14, 18 and 26. The author is an afghan national born in 1992 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The author and his family had residence cards, but the Iranian authorities refused to renew them in 2008, and the family had stayed illegally in […]

  • Decision: 24 July 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2346/2014

Fleeing from forced marriage

Concerning A.N.A. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 3, 5 and 16 (b) of CEDAW. The author fled Somalia because she fears persecution and forced marriage by Al-Shabaab. This is because her family refused when an Al-Shabaab member asked to marry the author. Al-Shabaab members then tried to take her away, but she managed to […]

  • Decision: 15. July 2019
Gender
CEDAW 94/2015

Illegal children born outside marriage

Concerning X.C. and L.G. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 of CRC. The authors X.C., born 2014, and L.G., born 2015 are Chinese nationals, both born in Denmark. The authors’ mother W.M.C. entered Denmark in 2012. The mother was forced to have an abortion in 2011 and left China illegally […]

Child
CRC 31/2017

Blood feud case 2

Concerning Z.H. and A.H. and their children K.H., M.H. and E.H. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 3, 6, 19, 24 27 and 28 of CRC. The family left Albania owing to its involvement in a blood feud. The authors note that blood feuds often continue until all male members of a family involved in […]

  • Decision: 18. September 2019
Child
32/2017

Blood feud case

Concerning E.P. and F.P and their children A.P. and K.P. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 2, 3, 6 and 28 of CRC. The family claimed asylum on the grounds of a blood feud in Albania that threatened their lives. They claim that the children would run a risk to their lives, given that the […]

  • Decision: 25. September 2019
Child
CRC 33/2017

Parents converted case

Concerning J.Y. and Z.Y. and their son A.Y., vs. Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 19 of CRC. The authors are Afghan nationals and fled to Denmark. The authors’ grounds for asylum is based on their conversion from Islam to Christianity, and the fact that the female author refused […]

  • Decision: 31. May 2018
Child
CRC 7/2016

Conscientious objector case

Concerning X vs. Denmark for violation of articles 7, 14 and 18 of CCPR. The author, X, is an Eritrean national, but spent his entire life outside Eritrea. He is a member of a Christian religious minority, who refuses to perform military performance. He will therefore be regarded as an opponent of the regime in […]

  • Decision: 26. March 2014
Human Rights
CCPR 2007/2010

Domestic abuse for 11 years

Concerning K.I.A. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 1 and 2 (d), read in conjunction with articles 2 (e) and (f) of CEDAW. The author travelled to Denmark in 2013 with her 5 children and applied for asylum. The author is a Jordanian of Palestinian origin. She was forced to marry a 47-year-old man whom […]

  • Decision: 17 December 2019
Gender
CEDAW 82/2015

Feared conscript to the military

Concerning J.F.H. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 7 og 23 of CCPR. The author of the case J.F.H., a male applicant from Syria. As a motive for asylum, he had referred to the fact that, upon returning to Syria, he feared summoning as a conscript to the Syrian military or being recruited by the […]

  • Decision: 12. April 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2672/2015

Revolution in Egypt case

Concerning H.E.A.K. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 7, 9 and 19 of the CCPR. The author is an Egyptian national, and a well-known member and founder of the organization Ultras Ahlawy club. His asylum request was rejected by the Danish authorities in 2013. Ultras Ahlawy participated actively in all major occasions during […]

  • Decision: 23 July 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2343/2014

Chechen woman raped by Russian soldiers

Concerning M.K.M. vs. Denmark for violation of article 2 (d)-(f), 5 (a) and 16 (1) (d) of CEDAW. The author has several times faced problems with the rebels and the authorities in Chechnya. The first time was when she was living with her first husband. in 2005 the author’s husband and his father were arrested […]

  • Decision: 29 October 2018
Gender
CEDAW 81/2015

Racial discrimination in a Danish job centre

Concerning S.A. Vs. Denmark in violation of article 2 (1) (c), 5 and 6 of CERD. S.A., originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, acquired Danish citizenship in 2002 and currently resides in Denmark. In July 2009, he moved to Aalborg. The author experienced racial discrimination when he applied for social assistance and was denied income support […]

  • Decision: 13 December 2018
Race
CERD 58/2016

Fears return to Italy with small son

Concerning F.M.H. and her son vs. Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The author fled Somalia in 2008 and applied for asylum upon arrival in Lampedusa, Italy. She stayed about a year at an asylum center, and in 2009, the author was granted a temporary residence permit. When the author received the residence […]

  • Decision: 18. October 2018
Human Rights
CCPR 2734/2016

Doesn’t believe they married out of love

Concerning Ms. Aden and Mr. Hassan vs. Denmark for violation of article 17, 23 and 26 of CCPR. In early 2012, the authors were introduced to each other by Mr. Hassan’s brother and initiated a relationship by telephone. Ms. Aden is residing in Kenya and Mr. Hassan is residing in Denmark. They met in person […]

  • Decision: 25. july 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2531/2015

Single mom with small child facing inhuman situation

Regarding B.A.A., and her minor son, vs. Denmark in violation of article 7 of CCPR. The author fled Eritrea when she refused to join the army and arrived in Italy in 2008 and granted temporary residence permit. She went to Milan, but struggled finding job or housing, and was forced to live in an abandoned […]

  • Decision: 13. July 2018
Human Rights
CCPR 2575/2015

Iranian family sent back and forth between Denmark and Italy

The following case is about the deportation of an Iranian refugee family with four children, aged 1-11, to Italy. The authors arrived in Italy in October 2012. Immediately after they were granted asylum, they were evicted from their temporary shelter and forced to live on the streets. They left for Denmark two weeks later. In […]

  • Decision: 1. November 2019
Child
CRC 43/2018

Residence permit withdrawn then given back after attention from UN

Concerning A.M.H. vs. Denmark for violation of article 6 and 7 of CCPR. Author is born May 5, 1992 in Somalia, ethnic Hawiye from Galgudud province and Muslim of faith. As a motivation for asylum, he has stated that, on returning to Somalia, he fears that he will be detained and killed by Al-Shabaab as […]

  • Decision: 18. October 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 3282/2019

Chechen woman sexually assaulted by the authorities

Concerning Mrs. A.R.I. vs. Denmark for violation of article 2 (c) – (f) and article 5 (a) of CEDAW. The author had been studying medicine for almost a year when the armed conflict broke out in Chechnya. The author was not a member of any political or religious organizations and had not sympathized with the […]

  • Decision: 25 February 2019
Gender
96/2015

Extramarital relationship and blood revenge

Concerning R.M. and F.M. vs. Denmark for violation of article 6, 7, 17 and 23 of CCPR. The authors are Afghan nationals and have two minor children. They fled Afghanistan after having had sexual relations outside marriage, which resulted in F.M. becoming pregnant. When she was 3 months pregnant, F.M. was engaged to her uncle’s […]

  • Decision: 24. July 2019
Human Rights
2685/2015

Afghan soldier kidnapped and threatened by Taliban fears to return

Concerning Mr. A.B.H. (represented by the Danish Refugee Council) vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The author is of Pashtun ethnicity and comes from the Kunar province in Afghanistan. The author states that he was employed as a soldier from 2007 to 2012, training and working with Afghan and American forces. The […]

  • Decision: 8. July 2019
Human Rights
2603/2015

Child Risks Separation from Mother if Deported

Concerning A.S. vs. Denmark for violation of article 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 of CRC. The author, A.S., is a Pakistani national born in 2008. The author and his mother are subjected to a deportation order from Denmark to Pakistan. In May 2011, the author and his parents entered Denmark and granted asylum […]

  • Decision: 26. September 2019
Child
36/2017

Violating Sharia Law

Concerning Mr. E.K vs Denmark for violation of article 6 or 7, 13, 18 and 26 of CCPR. The following case has been decided. It was found on the 24th of July 2019 by the Committee that the communication was inadmissible under article 2 of the Optional Protocol. See the attached PDF for the full […]

  • Decision: 24. July 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2346/2014

Woman fearing her husbands rage if she was forced to return

Concerning Ms. R.S.A.A. vs Denmark for violation of articles 1 and 2 (d), read in conjunction with article 2 (c) and (f), and article 15 (4) of CEDAW. The applicant is a stateless Palestinian raised in a refugee camp near Damascus. She has held a Jordanian passport since her marriage to a Jordanian national and […]

  • Decision: 15. July 2019
Gender
86/2015

Torched woman persecution case

This case is an important decision from CEDAW about asylum for women. It is the very first case in Denmark where it is decided that Denmark would violate the CEDAW if the author was deported. Concerning A. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2 (c) and (d), 3, 12, 15 and 16 of the […]

  • Decision: 8. December 2015
Gender
CEDAW 53/2013

Satellite dishes case

Concerning Mr. M.B.S vs Denmark for violation of article 7 and 13 of CCPR. The following case has been decided. It was found by the Committee that it would not violate the authors rights if deported. See the attached PDF for the full decision or read on to get a description of the case. The […]

  • Decision: 29. March 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2439/2014

Media coverage on dismissed Iranian asylum seekers case

Concerning S.F.F vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7, 13 and 14 of CCPR. The following case has been decided. It was found by the Committee that the authors rights would not be violated if deported. The author is born in Iran but fled in 1998. He applied for asylum because he was wanted […]

  • Decision: 14. March 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2494/2014

7 million Afghans being deported

Concerning Mr. M.M vs. Denmark for violation of article 6, 7, 13, 18 and 26 of CCPR. The following case has been decided. It was found on the 14th of March 2019 by the Committee that the forcible return of the complainant to Afghanistan did not violate his rights under articles 7 and 18. See […]

  • Decision: 14. March 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2345/2014

Disabled man’s right to family reunification violated

The male author was receiving social benefits on the basis of his disability and he was not in a position to take up employment. Danish authorities rejected the author’s application for family reunification as they concluded that the male author had a reasonable prospect of satisfying the requirement of self-support, because of his possibility of […]

  • Decision: 31. August 2018
Disability
CRPD 39/2017

Conversion case

Concerning Ka.H. vs. Denmark for violation of article 2, 6 and/or 7, 13, 14 and 26 of CCPR. The following case has been decided. It was found on the 16th of July by the Committee that article 6 and 7 would be violated in case of deportation. See the attached PDF for the full decision […]

  • Decision: 16. July 2018
Human Rights
CCPR 2423/2014

Exhibition by Dan Park

Concerning Mr. M.J. vs Denmark for violation of articles 4 and 6 of CERD. In the year 2014, a complaint was filed by the Documentation and Advisory Centre on Racial Discrimination (DACoRD) on behalf of the author against Dan Park and others. The complaint was regarding an exhibition of the controversial Swedish artist held on […]

Race
62/2018

Female genital mutilation case at CRC

The applicant entered Denmark in 2014 with her husband, coming from the Puntland State of Somalia, and applied for asylum. Under the Dublin III Regulation it was decided that the applicants husband was to be transferred to Sweden. In 2015, when the applicant was 6 months pregnant, her application for asylum was rejected by the […]

  • Decision: 28. January 2018
Child
CRC 3/2016

False information concerning age

The author is from Damascus, Syria. He submits that he fled Syria in March 2015 because of the war, and that he entered Greece in April of the same year as an unaccompanied minor. After running out of funds in Greece, he applied for asylum and was granted refugee status. However, his attempts to get […]

  • Decision: 30. November 2017
Human Rights
2770/2016

Refused to marry an Al-Shabaab member

Concerning S.J.A. (represented by counsel, Tage Gøttsche) vs Denmark for violation of article 3, 5 and 16 of CEDAW. The author originates from Ceel Garas, Galguduud region in Somalie. In December 2013,  A.H., a high-ranking member of Al-Shabaab wanted to marry her and asked her father for her hand several times. Knowing that that author […]

  • Decision: 6. November 2017
Gender
CEDAW 79/2014

Jesus Hope of Life NGO case

The author is from Pakistan and Christian by birth. He was a member of Jesus Hope of Life, an NGO. His task was to share the word of the Bible to people of other religions. During an event, he met a Muslim Mullah who strongly disapproved the author’s christian believes. Hereafter, the author received a […]

  • Decision: 25. August 2017
Torture
CAT 625/2014

Brother participating in equality movement case

Concerning Mr. S.S.B vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The author worked in a store in Sudan. Three men from the National Security Force entered the store and stabbed the author with a knife several times. The author’s brother was affiliated to the Justice and Equality Movement and the three men wanted […]

  • Decision: 19. June 2017
Torture
CAT 602/2014

Training to perform suicide attacks case

Concerning Mr. A.H.J vs Denmark for violation of article 6 or 7, 13, and 26 of CCPR. The author’s original asylum motive was that he feared being killed by the Taliban if returned to Afghanistan. He had been abducted and detained by three people linked to the Taliban, as the Taliban wanted to train the […]

  • Decision: 15. June 2017
Human Rights
CCPR 2349/2014

Interim Measures in Torture case

The UN Committee Against Torture on 22 December 2015 published its opinion with regard to Communication No. 580/2014 (F.K. vs. Denmark), stating amongst other that- “8. In the light of the above, the Committee, acting under article 22 (7) of the Convention, is of the view that the State party has an obligation, in accordance […]

Torture
CAT 743/2016

Taliban attack in taxi case

Concerning Mr. M.A. vs. Denmark violation of CCPR article 6, 7, and 14. In Afghanistan, the author was attacked by knife by a taxi driver. The author fainted and was hospitalised. The author assumed that the attackers were part of the Taliban. Four months later, armed men came knocking on the author’s door. The author […]

  • Decision: 12. May 2017
Human Rights
CCPR 2240/2013

Promised to a powerful man

Concerning M.J.K vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7, 14, 18 and 26 of CCPR. The author and his spouse P, started a relationship in Afghanistan in 2007. At that time, P was promised to a powerful man, Mr. A.K. When A.K found out about the author’s relationship with P, he attacked the author […]

  • Decision: 2. May 2017
Human Rights
CCPR 2338/2014

Political Material Case

Concerning A.P.J vs Denmark for violation of articles 7, 19 and 26 of CCPR. The author claims that in 2008, he started helping a friend, A.M., who distributed medication smuggled to the Islamic Republic of Iran from Iraq. However, the author found that his friend also transported political material from the Democratic Party of Iranian […]

  • Decision: 26. April 2017
Human Rights
CCPR 2252/2013

Reopened case- member of FNL party

Concerning Ms. M.E.N. vs. Denmark violation of CEDAW article 2 (d), 12 and 15. The applicant was born on 1 July 1988 in Burundi. The author is a Burundian national, an ethnic Hutu and a Protestant. In 2008, she became a member of the party FNL, the opposition party to the government in Burundi, as […]

  • Decision: 6. February 2017
Gender
CEDAW 72/2014

Insurgents case

Concerning Mr. M.B. and Mrs. A.B. and their two children, D.M.B. and D.B (represented by counsel, Jytte Lindgard) Vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. Mr. M.B. submits that while grocery shopping in Nazran, Russia, 2 other men bought large quantities of food and asked M.B. to transport them. On the way he […]

  • Decision: 24. January 2017
Torture
CAT 634/2014

Achieving Danish citizenship

The applicant, now a Danish citizen, was born in 1944 in Iran, where he was imprisoned in 1984 and subjected to torture. Three years later, he escaped to Turkey with his wife and two children, where he was granted refugee status. In 1990, he and his family entered Denmark and obtained a permanent residence permit. […]

  • Decision: 19. January 2017
HUDOC
HUDOC 55607/09