Suspected of being a spy

Concerning A.M.H. vs Denmark for violation of articles 6 and 7 of CCPR. The author is a Somali citizen, who in 2015 applied for asylum based on his conflict with al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab tried recruiting him, and when he refused, he was imprisoned for a month before he escaped, and fled to Denmark. He fears being […]

Human Rights
3711/2020

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

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

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

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

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. The author got in a conflict with Al-Shabaab, because he refused to join them. That led to Al-Shabaab killed his father and detained the author. He escaped the prison after three days. The day after the escape, the Al-Shabaab came asking for […]

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

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. vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The author comes from Afghanistan, and was employed as a soldier from 2007 to 2012, training and working with Afghan and American forces. The author’s tasks included arresting members of the Taliban. Due to his work, the author was threatened by the Taliban […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clan engaged in a blood feud case

Concerning Mr. A.S.I vs Denmark for violation of articles 6 and 7 of CCPR. The author is a Somali citizen, from the town of Kismayo, who fled his country of origin due to persecution. The author fears being persecuted by Al-Shabaab, as he tried to make his now dead younger brother leave the group. The […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2408/2014

Somali with 2 families

Concerning Mr. A.H.F vs Denmark for violation of articles 2 and 3 of ECHR. The applicant is a citizen of Somalia from Misra, a town currently controlled by the Al-Shabaab movement. The applicant had to flee because the Al-shabab wanted to kill him. He left Somalia and resided in Denmark since 2004, however as part […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2816/2016

Intolerable living conditions in Bulgaria

Concerning R.A.A and Z.M (represented by Hannah Krog) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 of CCPR. The authors are a Syrian couple who entered Bulgaria in 2014. Although they were granted refugee status there, they were not offered any assistance: they struggled to find accommodation and they had no access to medical care or […]

  • Decision: 29. December 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2608/2015

Fleeing from Syrian civil war

Concerning Mr B.M.I. and Ms. N. A.K. and their two children (represented by counsel, Hannah Krog) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 of CCPR. B.M.I., N.A.K. and their daughter P. fled from Syria due to the civil war and arrived in Bulgaria. The authors were exposed to “inhuman or degrading treatment contrary to the […]

  • Decision: 16. December 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2569/2015

Kidnapped Brother case

Concerning Mr. S.A.H vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 6, 7, 13, 14 and 26 of CCPR. The following case has been decided. The Committee found on the 8. November 2017 that the communication was inadmissible. The author is an Afghanistan citizen -ethnic Qizilbash born in 1987. When he was 12 years old, his […]

  • Decision: 8. November 2017
Human Rights
CCPR 2419/2014

Ministry of social affairs, martyrs and disabled case

Concerning Mr. F.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7 and 13 of CCPR. The complainant arrived in Denmark in 2014 and explained that he worked for the ministry of social affairs, martyrs and disabled in Afghanistan. The applicant was involved in delivering humanitarian aid along with the boss and sometimes the governor. Every […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2671/2015

Afraid to be used as a suicide bomber case

Concerning Mr. S.Z vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7, 13 and 26 of CCPR. The following case has been decided. The Committee has on the 28 July 2016 decided that the communication is inadmissible under article 2 of the Optional Protocol. The author is an Afghan national who arrived in Denmark in 2014 […]

  • Decision: 28. july 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2625/2015

Tripartite Memorundum of understanding

Concerning Mr. A.F.N vs Denmark for the violation of Articles 7 and 13 of CCPR. The complainant arrived in Denmark and asked for asylum in May 2010. The complainant also converted to Christianity in Denmark. His application was rejected by the Refugee Board on 14 february 2012. After the final decision by the Refugee Board, […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2852/2016

Nuclear power station case

Concerning Ms. X.L vs Denmark for violation of articles 6,7 and 13 of CCPR. The complainant arrived in Denmark in May 2014 and her asylum application was taken under consideration by the end of May 2014. She claimed that she risks persecution because in the early 1980’s she was transferred to the Qinshan nuclear power […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2583/2015

Falun Gong case

Concerning Ms. J.D vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 6, 7, 14, 18, 26 and 27 of CCPR. The author is subject to religious persecution and detention as a member of Falun Gong (a religion which is illegal in China). She was imprisoned several times and then at a mental hospital until 2007. During […]

  • Decision: 26 October 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2204/2012

The Iraqi Nationals Party case

Concerning Mr I.A.K. vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 6, 7, 13, 14 and 26 of CCPR. The author was born in Baghdad and professes Shia Muslim faith. He was a member of Hizb Al-Umma Al-Iraqiya (the Iraqi Nation Party-INP). Shia Muslims perceive members of the INP as traitors because INP has connections to […]

  • Decision: 18. November 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2115/2011

Knowledge of drug trafficking case

Concerning Mr.B.A.G vs Denmark for violation of articles 6 and/or 7 and 13 of CCPR.  The author is an economist and educated at the Balkh University in Mazar-e-Sharif. Upon completing his studies, he found employment as an accounting manager in a company. He fled to Denmark because he had found that the company which employed […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2275/2013

NGO-Primary Alternative education case

Concerning Mr. A.S.M and his wife Ms. R.A.H and their three children (represented by counsel Helle Hom Thomsen) Vs. Denmark for violation of articles 7, 17 and 24 of CCPR. Mr. A.S.M used to work for an NGO called Primary Alternative education, as a headmaster of a school in Somalia. He used to profess the […]

  • Decision: 18. November 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2378/2014

Holy Christ Ministry case

Concerning Mr. G.M vs Denmark for violation of Articles 6, 7 and 13 of CCPR. The applicant is a Pakistani citizen and a Christian by faith. The applicant attended a missionary meeting in Holy Christ Ministry, which he had started to support. The applicant has been Christian all his life like the rest of his […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2342/2014

Against military dictatorship case

Concerning A.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 6 and 7 of CCPR. The author is an Egyptian national born on 24 March 1988. He entered Denmark on 6 December 2013 without valid travel documents. The author has submitted that he evaded military service in Egypt because he does not want to kill civilians and […]

  • Decision: 22 March 2018
Human Rights
CCPR 2595/2015

Hidden bible found

Concerning Mr. M.H.N vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7 and 14 of CCPR. The author came to Europe in 2008, but Germany returned him to Greece in 2009 under the Dublin accord. Since it was not possible to get protection in Greece, he returned to his country of origin, Afghanistan. When he returned […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2385/2014

Security guards for former Afghan president Kazai case

Concerning Mr. A.F.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7 and 13 of CCPR. The author arrived in Denmark together with his brother-in-law Mr.N who was a security guard for the former Afghan president Kazai. The author and his brother-in-law wanted to seek asylum in Sweden. Mr.N’s asylum case was transferred to Sweden, as […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2591/2015

Racist comments about Islam

Concerning Mr. A.N vs Denmark for the violation of articles 2, 20 (2) and 27 of CCPR. In September 2005, a Member of Parliament for the Danish People’s Party, Louise Frevert, published on her website a set of articles in which she accused Muslims of believing that that they have a right “to rape Danish […]

  • Decision: 11 August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2039/2011

Burmese soldiers case

Concerning Mr. T.D.J vs Denmark for violation of Articles 7, 13, 18, 19 and 26 of CCPR. In September 2006 the author was beaten to unconsciousness up by Burmese soldiers because he lost their equipment in an incident. He was in hospital for 13 days. A month later, the soldiers visited the author’s home twice […]

  • Decision: 11 August 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2654/2015

Kidnapped father and brother case

Concerning Mr. H.A vs Denmark for the violation of article 6 or 7 of CCPR. The following case has been decided. The Committee, acting under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, is of the view that the removal of the author to Afghanistan would not […]

  • Decision: 9. July 2018
Human Rights
CCPR 2328/2014

Family reunification in Australia case

Concerning Mr. A.B.M vs Denmark for the violation of articles 6 or 7 of CCPR.  The author fears the return to Afghanistan because the Taliban are mainly Pashtun Sunni Muslims but his family and him are Hazaras. The author left his wife and children in Pakistan with his parents in 2001 and travelled to Greece. […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2472/2014

Accused of being a “Motard”

Concerning Mr. M.N vs Denmark for violation of article 6 or 7, 13 and 14 of CCPR. The author is born in Afghanistan, and he worked for the Company International Management service (IMS) as a translator, since he is English speaking. His first assignment was to be a translator for the Australian Military forces, and […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2458/2014

10 most unpeaceful nations in the world

Concerning Mr. K.S.M and Mr. T.M vs Denmark for violation of Articles 6 and/or 7, 13, 2 and 26 of CCPR. The authors are a Christian minority in Pakistan. In the recent Global peace index, Pakistan was amongst the 10 most unpeaceful nations in the world together with countries like Syria, Afghanistan and North Korea. […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2459/2014

The christian witness case

The applicant Mr. Z.S is an ethnic Ghazalbash from Kabul, Afghanistan. The applicant fears commander T and his supervisor, commander S because commander T killed the author’s father and took the family land. The applicant fled to Denmark and applied for asylum. The applicant was rejected by the refugee board and thus the case was […]

  • Decision: 28. September 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2352/2014