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

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

Ashraf clan case

Concerning A.H.A. (represented by counsel, Tage Gottsche) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 and 9 of CCPR. The author belongs to the minority Ashraf clan and was born in Qoryooley, Somalia. The author’s father and brother were killed by Al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaan also contacted the author and asked him to join their movement. After refusing […]

  • Decision: 7. September 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2493/2014

Somalis accused of attack

Concerning Mr. A.F.J vs Denmark for violation of article 2, paragraph 1 (d), article 4 and article 6 of CERD. On 18 February 2007, the Danish newspaper Søndagsavisen published an interview with Ms. Pia Merete Kjærsgaard, a member of parliament and the former leader of the Danish People’s Party. In the interview she addresses an […]

  • Decision: 21. August 2009
Race
CERD 41/2008

Dublin Deportation to Bulgaria 5

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 11. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2571/2015

Dublin Deportation to Italy 3

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 11. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2516/2014

Dublin Deportation to Bulgaria 4

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 11. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2513/2014

Dublin Deportation to Bulgaria 3

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 11. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2506/2014

Dublin Deportation to Bulgaria 2

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 10. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2447/2014

Religious persecution of Ahmaddyia case

Concerning A and B vs Denmark for violation of 7, 14 and 18 of CCPR. The authors are a a Pakistani couple who fled Pakistan due to fear of persecution since the couple belongs to the Ahmadiyya religion. Certain individuals threatened to kill them if they did not leave their country or abandon their faith. […]

  • Decision: 8. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2291/2013

Purchasing property in Afghanistan

Concerning A (represented by counsel, Joseph W. Allen) vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7, 13 and 14 of CCPR. The author’s father purchased a property from a man named Q. Shortly after that transaction, Q died of illness. Thereafter, three of Q’s relatives, approached the author’s father in order to claim the property. […]

  • Decision: 4. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2357/2014

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

Special Vulnerability case

Concerning A.A.A and M.A.M (represented by the Danish Refugee Council) vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. A.A.A.’s brother was a soldier in the Somali army and was killed by Al-Shabaab. A.A.A was threatened by Al-Shabaab because he was suspected of being a spy for the Government. M.A.M fled to Libya because Al-Shabaab […]

  • Decision: 16. June 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2409/2014

Suspected terrorist in Nigeria

Concerning C.N. (represented by counsel, Tage Goettsche) vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The author was persecuted in Nigeria by the Department of Security (DSSS) and by a suspected terrorist, A.U., who thought that the complainant has reported him to the authorities. The DSSS contacted the complainant asking him to come for […]

  • Decision: 1. June 2016
Torture
CAT 709/2015

Treated “almost as slaves” case

Concerning Z (represented by counsel, Marianne Vølund) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 and 26 of CCPR. The author’s father was from Armenia and his mother from Azerbaijan. When Z was 7 years old, unknown armed men abducted his father and he never saw his father again. After the abduction, his family was harassed […]

  • Decision: 24. May 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2422/2014

Afghanistan Hazara Conversion

Concerning E. A. vs. Denmark for violation of article 6 and 7 of CCPR As a child, E.A.’s father was killed because of his conversion from Sunni to Shia Islam when marrying the applicant’s mother who is a Shia Muslim. Consequently, the rest of his family had to flee Afghanistan to Iran. He then lived […]

  • Decision: 30. December 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2320/2013

The Urgent Deportation case

The applicant is ethnically a Hazara Shia Muslim, born in Afghanistan. During the Day of Ashoura in 2005, a special Shia religious day, the applicant helped the events by, for example, showing people where to sit in the Mosque. During the event, the Mosque was attacked by Sunni Muslims including a prominent commander. The applicant […]

  • Decision: 30. December 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2605/2015

Dublin Deportation to Italy 2

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 30. December 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2553/2015

Dublin Deportation to Bulgaria 1

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 30. December 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2514/2014

Dublin Deportation to Italy 1

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 30. December 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2492/2014

Ethnic and political persecution of Kurdish man in Turkey

Concerning F. K. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 3 and 12 of CAT. The Committee Against Torture found that Denmark had violated CAT articles 3, 12 and 16, with regard to forcibly returning the complainant to Turkey, and also inhumane treatment during his detention in a Danish prison camp for asylum seekers. The author […]

  • Decision: 22. December 2015
Torture
CAT 580/2014

Dispute with the Shtjefni family

Concerning E.P. and F.P. (represented by Helge Nørrung) vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The authors’ family engaged in a land dispute with the Shtjefni family in Albania. This resulted in the author’s family being accused of killing a member of the Shtjefni family and of being threatened. Consequently, F.P. moved with […]

  • Decision: 10. December 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2344/2014

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

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

Raped by members of the Taliban

Concerning M.S. (represented by counsel, Line Bøgsted) vs Denmark for a violation of article 17 of CAT. The complainant was born in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He claims that he was abducted by the Taliban twice and tortured. Among other acts of torture, he claims that every second or third night, his hands and feet were tied […]

  • Decision: 14. October 2015
Torture
CAT 571/2013

Chinese torture case

The complainant is a Chinese national born on 8 May 1953. In 2005, he was working as a taxi driver and transported a passenger, whom the Chinese authorities suspected of being a Uighur terrorist. Soon afterwards, despite the fact that the complainant was not personally acquainted with the passenger, he was arrested by the police, […]

  • Decision: 12. October 2015
Torture
CAT 555/2013

Marriage for settlement of a clan conflict case

Concerning Ms. W.O.J vs Denmark for violation of Article 7 of CCPR. The author fled Somalia due to fear of her former husband, a powerful 70-year-old local clansman, to whom she was forcibly wed at age 17. The marriage was agreed upon by two rival clans as part of the settlement of a clan conflict. […]

  • Decision: 25. September 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2360/2014

Human trafficking and prostitution

Concerning O.O.A (represented by Jens Rye-Andersen) vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 3, 6, 7, 13, 14, 18, 26 and 27 of CCPR. The author is of Urhobo ethnicity and professes the Christian faith. In 2009, she met a married couple, Mr. P.B. and Ms. B.O who resided in Denmark. Mr. P.B. hired the […]

  • Decision: 15. September 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2288/2013

Threat due to interpretation for the US military forces case

The applicant is an Afghan Sunni Muslim. In the years 2006 to 2011, he worked as an interpreter for the United States military forces in Afghanistan. Due to his work, he received threats over the phone. Additionally, the Taliban distributed “night letters”, where his name was included as an example of a traitor. One time, […]

  • Decision: 11. September 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2393/2014

Fighting drug-related crimes in Afghanistan case

The applicant is an Afghan national born in 1985. In Afghanistan, he worked as an agent working to fight drug-related crimes. As part of the work, he collaborated with several English-speaking organizations such as the Narcotics International Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America. Due to his work, he was […]

  • Decision: 7. September 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2370/2014

Sympathizer of the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran case

Concerning vs. Denmark for violation of article 7, 18 and 19 of CCPR. The applicant is a citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He is an active sympathizer of the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran since 2008, and has participated in activities to promote the party, such as handing out flyers. He distributed fliers […]

  • Decision: 7. September 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2329/2014

Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan

Concerning N (represented by Helle Holm Thomsen) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 of CCPR. The author was born into a Muslim Iranian family of Kurdish origin in Al-Tash refugee camp, Iraq. The author’s father had been a member of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) and had “fought for PDKI” and lost […]

  • Decision: 27. August 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2426/2014

‘Women should not work in public places’

Concerning I.A.A. vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 of CCPR. The author sold tea at the Parkara market, in the government-controlled area of Mogadishu. She was threatened by members of Al-Shabaab, who accused her of being a spy for the Government and demanded that she stop selling tea as women should not work in […]

  • Decision: 26. August 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2428/2014

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

Jaffna Peninsula case

Concerning P.T. vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The author used to live in a village of the Jaffna peninsula in the northern part of Sri Lanka. His two brothers were killed by the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) and the military. The author participated in meetings and demonstrations supporting the Liberation […]

  • Decision: 5. June 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2272/2013

Q vs. Denmark- Paranoid psychosis case

Concerning Mr. Q vs. Denmark for violation of articles 26 of CCPR. The author is an Iraqi citizen who was first granted humanitarian protection and then a residence permit in Denmark. The author had suffered from a severe chronic mental disorder in the form of paranoid psychosis and depression. He was being treated with medication and […]

  • Decision: 19. May 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2001/2010

Schizophrenia, post traumatic stress and paranoid psychosis case

Concerning J.H.Z (represented by Helle Holm Thomsen) vs. Denmark. The author was applying for Danish nationality, but due to his disability (suffering from Schizophrenia, post traumatic stress and paranoid psychosis) he was not able to pass a language test. Since he was not able to get dispensation from Danish authorities he complaint to the Human […]

  • Decision: 19. May 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 1951/2010 CCPR 2012/2010

W vs. Denmark PTSD case

Concerning W vs. Denmark. The author was applying for Danish nationality, but due to his disability (suffering from Post Traumatisk stress) he was not able to pass a language test. Since he was not able to get dispensation from Danish authorities he complaint to the Human Rights Committee in 2011. When new rules were introduced […]

  • Decision: 19. May 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2045/2011

Stolen wedding photographs

Concerning X (represented by counsel, Helge Norrug) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7,18 and 26 of CCPR. The author used to live in Afghanistan, with his parents, brother and sister. He worked as a photographer. The author claims that he was asked by a powerful rich man, Mr. H.A.K., to record his daughter’s wedding […]

  • Decision: 11. May 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2515/2014

“you foreigners have ruined our country”

Concerning X (represented by counsel, Cecilia Vejby Andersen) vs Denmark for violation of Article 7 of CCPR. The author is from Syrian Arab Republic and is of Kurdish ethnicity. In 2007,he was issued a residence permit in Greece. In 2014, the author was assaulted in Athens by men affiliated with the Greek right-wing party Golden […]

  • Decision: 11. May 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2523/2015

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

Domestic Violence case

Concerning T.N. (represented by counsel, Tyge Trier) vs Denmark for violation of articles 17 of CEDAW. The author is a citizen of the United States who married a Danish national. The author alleges that her husband began to beat her and in 2010 the violence of her husband towards her and the children worsened. He […]

  • Decision: 3. November 2014
Gender
37/2012

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

Kurdistan Liberation Party case

Concerning N.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 3 of CAT.   Since 1982, the applicant has been called yearly to perform military service, but he has not responded to the calls. He was a member of the Kurdistan Liberation Party (PRK). In 1982, a number of party members were arrested and provided the police […]

  • Decision: 20. June 2014
Torture
CAT 466/2011

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam case

Concerning Ms. M.S vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The complainant fears that if returned to Sri Lanka, she will be subjected to torture because of her affiliation with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. She is a Tamil herself. Although she was never a Tamil Tiger, her nephew was a prominent […]

  • Decision: 16. December 2013
Torture
CAT 429/2010

“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