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 blood feud had forced the family to hide and live separately, and eventually flee Albania. They state that their attempt to settle the blood feud was unsuccessful. The Danish Immigration Service found the blood feud-related claims to be manifestly unfounded, and found that the children would be able to grow up with their parents in a safe family environment in Albania. The Committee is of the view that the authors have failed to justify the existence of a real risk of irreparable harm upon return to Albania and finds the communication insufficiently substantiated, and therefore declares it inadmissible.

30. January 2020

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