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

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

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

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

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

Iranian Green Movement case

Concerning Ms. P.H.A vs Denmark for violation of Articles 1, 2, 3, 12 and 15 of CEDAW.   The applicant left Iran because she and her husband were tortured. In 2007, The applicant was given 25 lashes for serving alcohol. In 2009, the applicant’s husband participated in the Iranian Green Movement demonstrations after which he […]

  • Decision: 24. November 2016
Gender
CEDAW 61/2013

Somali Rumoured Affair Case

Concerning Ms. K.A.S vs Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 12 and 15 of CEDAW. The author feared being killed by her spouse, the population of village Q, or Al-Shabaab in case of her return to Somalia, because she had been accused of being unfaithful to her spouse. A rumour was spread about her […]

  • Decision: 24. November 2016
Gender
CEDAW 71/2014

Woman used as compensation case

Concerning Ms. K.I.A vs Denmark for violation of Articles 2d, 12 and 15 of CEDAW. The author fears getting killed by her family and Al-Shabaab if she returns to Somalia. The author has been under complete male dominance in her home country of Somalia. First her father used to control her and when he was […]

Gender
CEDAW 93/2015

Suppressing the population in Chechnya case

Concerning Ms. R.G vs Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2 (c) and (d), 3, 12 and 15 of CEDAW. The applicant’s husband worked for Mr. R.K and she was left alone for long periods without any knowledge about his activities. In April 2012, her husband came home and told her to get ready to […]

  • Decision: 29 October 2018
Gender
CEDAW 73/2014

Somalian escaped forced marriage

Concerning S.A.O vs Denmark violation of CEDAW article 2, 12, 16 and general recommendation no. 32. The author is a single woman from Somalia seeking protection in Denmark against refoulement. After the author’s parent’s death, she lived with her uncle’s family where she was beaten, spoken rudely to, and treated as a slave. The author […]

  • Decision: 29 October 2018
Gender
CEDAW 101/2016

Somalian Woman with child

Concerning Ms. S.F.A. vs. Denmark violation of CEDAW. The following case has been decided. The Committee decided the 26 February 2018 that the communication is inadmissible. The author is a single woman from Somalia with a child. The author fears getting killed by her family or surrendered to Al-Shabaab, due to the fact that she […]

  • Decision: 26 February 2018
Gender
CEDAW 85/2015

Dane favoured in court

Concerning K.S. vs Denmark for violation of article 17 of CEDAW. The author and her Danish husband, H., had a son, C. In 2007, author went to the US because her father was ill. Meanwhile, H. applied for sole custody of C. Thus the author came back to Denmark to fight for C. In court, […]

  • Decision: 19. July 2016
Gender
CEDAW 64/2013

Christian minority of Anglo-Indians

Concerning M.C. (represented by counsel, Helge Nørrung) vs Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 3, 5 and 16 of CEDAW. The author is a Pakistani national belonging to a Christian minority of Anglo-Indians. She claimed that she had always been subjected to discrimination as a Christian woman, referring to verbal and physical assaults in […]

  • Decision: 9. November 2015
Gender
CEDAW 56/2013

Abusive Danish Father

Concerning O. V. J. vs Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 5 and 16 of CEDAW. The author married a Danish national. Shortly after, their daughter was born, he changed his attitude towards her and became abusive towards her and their daughter. He allegedly isolated the author and forbade her from visiting her family […]

  • Decision: 23. July 2015
Gender
CEDAW 50/2013

Homophobia case

Concerning A. S. vs. Denmark for violation of CEDAW. The following case has been decided. The Committee has decided that the communication is inadmissible. Entering Denmark on July 22 2012, the author applied for asylum. The author informed the Danish police, that she was a lesbian and she had to flee Uganda because some local […]

  • Decision: 26 February 2018
Gender
CEDAW 80/2015

Violence and forced prostitution

Concerning Y.W. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 3, 12 and 15 of CEDAW. The author, a Chinese national born in 1967, left China for more than 8 years ago due to her spouse who was lending a great amount of money from criminals due to his gambling issue. This resulted in the […]

  • Decision: 13. April 2015
Gender
CEDAW 51/2013

Separated from child and forbidden to display religious items

Concerning Y.C. vs Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 3 and 5 of CEDAW. The author is a Chinese national born in 1974. She claims that, the father of her child left with their son and that the father hit her on six occasions during an argument when she wanted to see the child. […]

  • Decision: 24. October 2014
Gender
CEDAW 59/2013

Father refusing to hand over child even after sole custody was given to mother

Concerning M. K. D. A.-A vs Denmark for violation of articles  1, 2, 5 and 16 of CEDAW. In 2005, the author arrived in Denmark and married Mr. M. A., a Danish national. Shortly after their marriage, Mr. M. A. began to abuse the author emotionally and mentally and threatened her with divorce. They left […]

  • Decision: 18. October 2013
Gender
CEDAW 44/2012

Father wanted daughter circumcised

Concerning Ms. M.N.N vs Denmark for violations of articles 1, 2 (c), 2 (d) and 3 of CEDAW. The author’s father left her mother when the latter was pregnant and the author lived with her mother in Natete until the age of 9 years. Since then the father kept finding the author’s whereabouts and tried […]

  • Decision: 15. August 2013
Gender
CEDAW 33/2011

Sexual harassment case

Concerning M. S. v. Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 12 and 16 of CEDAW. The author claims that she has always been subjected to discrimination as a Christian in Pakistan and that, when she became a young woman, this discrimination turned into sexual harassment. When she was about 16 years old, […]

  • Decision: 15. August 2013
Gender
CEDAW 40/2012