Fleeing from violent uncle

Concerning F.H.A vs. Denmark for violation of articles 1 and 2 (d), read in conjunction with article 2 (e) and (f), of CEDAW. The author of the communication is F.H.A., a Somalian national born in 1988. In June 2010, the author began a relationship with a man against her uncle’s will. They were married in […]

  • Decision: 17 February 2020
Gender
CEDAW 108/2016

Falsely accused and sentenced to death

Concerning H.D. vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 12 and 15 of CEDAW. The author is a national of Somalia, born in 1989. She was married in 2007 and her husband disappeared in 2010. In 2013, the author began a relationship with another man, A. It was a secret, because if al-Shabaab knew she […]

  • Decision: 9 July 2018
Gender
CEDAW 76/2014

Condemned 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

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

Fleeing from forced marriage

Concerning A.N.A. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 3, 5 and 16 (b) of CEDAW. The author fled Somalia because she fears persecution and forced marriage by Al-Shabaab. This is because her family refused when an Al-Shabaab member asked to marry the author. Al-Shabaab members then tried to take her away, but she managed to […]

  • Decision: 15. July 2019
Gender
CEDAW 94/2015

Blood feud case 2

Concerning Z.H. and A.H. and their children K.H., M.H. and E.H. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 3, 6, 19, 24 27 and 28 of CRC. The family left Albania owing to its involvement in a blood feud. The authors note that blood feuds often continue until all male members of a family involved in […]

  • Decision: 18. September 2019
Child
32/2017

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 […]

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

Parents converted case

Concerning J.Y. and Z.Y. and their son A.Y., vs. Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 19 of CRC. The authors are Afghan nationals and fled to Denmark. The authors’ grounds for asylum is based on their conversion from Islam to Christianity, and the fact that the female author refused […]

  • Decision: 31. May 2018
Child
CRC 7/2016

Domestic abuse for 11 years

Concerning K.I.A. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 1 and 2 (d), read in conjunction with articles 2 (e) and (f) of CEDAW. The author travelled to Denmark in 2013 with her 5 children and applied for asylum. The author is a Jordanian of Palestinian origin. She was forced to marry a 47-year-old man whom […]

  • Decision: 17 December 2019
Gender
CEDAW 82/2015

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

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

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

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

Child Risks Separation from Mother if Deported

Concerning A.S. vs. Denmark for violation of article 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 of CRC. The author, A.S., is a Pakistani national born in 2008. The author and his mother are subjected to a deportation order from Denmark to Pakistan. In May 2011, the author and his parents entered Denmark and granted asylum […]

  • Decision: 26. September 2019
Child
36/2017

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 complainant is a Hazara citizen from Afghanistan. His father was kidnapped by Taliban and his mother died when he was about 9-10 years old. He then lived with his uncle, but due to a conflict with people […]

  • Decision: 14. March 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2345/2014

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

Brother participating in equality movement case

Concerning Mr. S.S.B vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The author worked in a store in Sudan. Three men from the National Security Force entered the store and stabbed the author with a knife several times. The author’s brother was affiliated to the Justice and Equality Movement and the three men wanted […]

  • Decision: 19. June 2017
Torture
CAT 602/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Against military dictatorship case

Concerning A.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 6 and 7 of CCPR. The author is a egyptian national and is against military dictatorship and refuses to perform military service. By the end of 2008 he received the first draft letter from the Army and he went into hiding. Exemption from military service is not […]

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

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 author is a hazara afghan citizen and shia muslim. The Hazara minority people are being targeted by the Taliban, who are dominatingly Pashtuns. Firstly, his family was being forced to pay “Security money” to the Taliban. The Taliban also […]

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

“Too much detail and nuance in the explanation” case

Concerning Mr. S.A.M vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The author arrived in Denmark and applied for asylum in 2011. He arrived as a minor without accompanying family and explained that he fled from the Taliban in Afghanistan. The author’s family and father had a conflict with a commander Mr. S. The […]

  • Decision: 3 August 2018
Torture
CAT 693/2015

Denial of Danish citizenship without reason

The applicant was born in Afghanistan. He came to Denmark as an unaccompanied minor at the age of 15, as he had lost contact with his family. The applicant has learnt danish, graduated high school, and is studying to become a civil engineer. The applicant applied for naturalisation in 2007, but was refused as he […]

  • Decision: 13. October 2016
HUDOC
64372/11

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

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

Peace Delegation India-Pakistan case

Concerning A.M.M. (represented by counsel, Arbab Perveez, of Adil Advokate) vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7, 14 and 19 of CCPR. The author’s family is affiliated with the Pakistan Peoples Party. In 2005, the author went to India as part of a peace delegation. When the author came back, the intelligence service kept […]

  • Decision: 5. September 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2415/2014

Refugee Quota

Concerning Mr. R.K vs. Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The author was tortured before fleeing Iran in the 1980’s and he applied for asylum in Greece. He was invited to Denmark on the so-called Refugee Quota and he got a residence permit in 1991 as a Convention Refugee.  Since 1991, he did […]

  • Decision: 1. September 2016
Torture
CAT 607/2014

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

Relationship in Secrecy

Concerning V.R. and N.R. and their son (represented by Daniel Norrung) vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7 and 18 of CCPR. V.R. and N.R started a relationship without their parent’s knowledge. However, N.R.’s parents arranged for her to marry someone else, A. After the wedding, the authors continued their relationship in secret for […]

  • Decision: 30. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2745/2016

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

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

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

Homelessness and Destitution

Concerning A.A.I., A.H.A. and their children (represented by the Danish Refugee Council) vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The first author, A.A.I., fled Somalia  after having been forcefully recruited by the Al-Shabaab militia. A.A.I was granted residence permit in Turin, Italy. The second author, A.H.A., fled Somalia after she had been assaulted […]

  • Decision: 22. June 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2402/2014