Author must leave Denmark after serving his sentence

Concerning A.M vs Denmark for violation of article 5 of CCPR.

The author is a Pakistani citizen residing in Denmark since 1970. In 1989, the author was involved in a violent fight in Odense, with several other men from Pakistan, Morocco and Algeria. At least four people were severely injured and one of them died. The author subsequently stood trial on charges including “bodily injuries with death as a result” and was then sentenced to three and a half years’ imprisonment. The author was also informed by the Danish immigration authorities that he would have to leave Denmark after serving his sentence.  

The author alleges that the police were dishonest in the conduct of pro-trial investigations into the matter and that the Court denied him a fair trial by giving undue weight to evidence against him. The author thus sent a complaint to CCPR.

The author had submitted the same matter to the European Commission of Human Rights. His application before that body was declared inadmissible on 1 March 1982 as manifestly ill-rounded. Observing that the same matter has already been considered by the European Commission of Human Rights, the Committee concludes that it is not competent to consider the present communication. Thus the Committee declares the communication to be inadmissible.

24. March 2020

CCPR 121/1982
  • Decision: 23. July 1982
  • Comm: Human Rights