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

Refusing Al-Shabaabs Recruitment

Concerning I.M.Y. (represented by counsel, Tage Gøttsche) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 and 17 of CCPR. In 1992, the author and his mother came to Denmark from Somalia and were granted resident permits. The author and his mother then decided to move back to Somalia but a few years later the mother came […]

  • Decision: 9. September 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2559/2015

Barika refugee camp case

Concerning X (represented by Helle Holm Thomsen) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 and 26 of CCPR. The author was born to a Muslim Iranian family of Kurdish in Iraq and he resided in the Barika refugee Camp. The author was discriminated against for being a Kurd and that he did not even have […]

  • Decision: 21. October 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2389/2014

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

“Muslim societies are per definition losers”

Concerning A.W.P. vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 20 and 27 of DACoRD. On 18 April 2007, Member of Parliament (MP) and member of the Danish Popular Party (DPP) Søren Krarup, expressed his views in an article from the newspaper “Jyllands-Posten”, about allowing a female parliamentary candidate to speak in Parliament wearing her Muslim […]

  • Decision: 25. November 2013
Human Rights
CCPR 1879/2009

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

Political refugee

Concerning M.E.N. vs Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2 (c), 2 (d) and 3 of CEDAW. The author is from Burundi born in 1988. She was an active member of FNL (Front National de Libération) and in her town a lot of other people was also members. In the wake of a conflict between […]

  • Decision: 26 July 2013
Gender
CCPR 35/2011

The Iranian Committee for Reformation on the Wall

Concerning S.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 3 and 22 of CAT. The complainant was born in Ghazvin in Iran. In July 2002, the complainant became actively involved in a monarchist group called “Refrondom Komite” (the Committee for Reformation on the Wall), a subgroup of the Royalist Party. One day, while handing out leaflets, […]

  • Decision: 30. November 2010
Torture
CAT 339/2008

Comparing the Muslim headscarves with the Nazi symbol of the swastika

Concerning F.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 20 and 27 of DACoRD. On 29 April 2007, the leader of the Danish People’s Party (DPP), Member of Parliament Ms. Pia Kjærsgaard, made a statement on the National Danish Television comparing the Muslim headscarves with the Nazi symbol of the swastika. The author adheres to […]

  • Decision: 14. September 2010
Human Rights
CCPR 1868/2009

Minor cannot be held responsible for decisions taken by his parents

Concerning M.E vs Denmark for violation of articles 23 and 24 of CCPR. The author is a Moroccan national born in 1990. The parents of the author divorced before he was born. After the divorce, the author’s father moved to Denmark. The author’s mother obtained custody over him and he lived with his mother’s parents […]

  • Decision: 20. August 2010
Human Rights
CCPR 1554/2007

Invitation to depict Mohammad as you see him

Concerning K.S.A and A.A.H (represented by counsel, Ms. Zaha S. Hassan) vs Denmark for violation of articles 17, 18, 19, 20 and 26. In 2005, the culture editor of the Danish newspaper ‘Jyllands-Posten’ solicited 40 members of the Danish Newspapers’ Illustrators’ Union to depict the Islamic Prophet Mohammad, as they saw him. The authors allege […]

  • Decision: 18. April 2008
Human Rights
CCPR 1487/2006

Non-Danish ethnicities ineligible for traineeships in companies

Concerning M. E (represented by counsel, Ms. Line Bøgsted) vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 5 and 6. The petitioner was a carpenter student at Copenhagen Technical School at the time of the events. As part of the study programme, students were offered the possibility of doing traineeships in private companies. On 8 September […]

  • Decision: 8. August 2007
Race
CERD 40/2007

Independence for Punjab

Concerning  Mr. R.S. (represented by Mr. Hans Mogensen) vs Denmark for violation of articles 22 of CAT. The author is a Sikh who grew up in a district in Punjab, India. His uncle and older brother were members of the Sikh Students Federation and the Khalistan Commando Force (KCF). The avowed aim of the KCF […]

  • Decision: 24. May 2004
Torture
CAT 225/2003

POEM and FASM case

Concerning  the Umbrella Organization for the Ethnic Minorities (POEM) and the Association of Muslim Students (FASM), represented by counsel, vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 4 and 6 of CERD. Pia Kjærsgaard, the leader of the Danish People’s Party and Member of Parliament made the following statement in her weekly newsletter- “the multiculturalization of […]

  • Decision: 15. April 2003
Race
CERD 22/2002