Disabled man’s right to family reunification violated

The male author was receiving social benefits on the basis of his disability and he was not in a position to take up employment. Danish authorities rejected the author’s application for family reunification as they concluded that the male author had a reasonable prospect of satisfying the requirement of self-support in section 9 (5) of […]

  • Decision: 31. August 2018
Disability
CRPD 39/2017

Female genital mutilation case at CRC

The applicant entered Denmark in 2014 with her husband, coming from the Puntland State of Somalia, and applied for asylum. Under the Dublin III Regulation it was decided that the applicants husband was to be transferred to Sweden. In 2015, when the applicant was 6 months pregnant, her application for asylum was rejected by the […]

  • Decision: 28. January 2018
Child
CRC 3/2016

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

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

Jesus Hope of Life NGO case

The author is from Pakistan and Christian by birth. He was a member of Jesus Hope of Life, an NGO. His task was to share the word of the Bible to people of other religions. During an event, he met a Muslim Mullah who strongly disapproved the author’s christian believes. Hereafter, the author received a […]

  • Decision: 25. August 2017
Torture
CAT 625/2014

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

Insurgents case

Concerning Mr. M.B. and Mrs. A.B. and their two children, D.M.B. and D.B (represented by counsel, Jytte Lindgard) Vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. Mr. M.B. submits that while grocery shopping in Nazran, Russia, 2 other men bought large quantities of food and asked M.B. to transport them. On the way he […]

  • Decision: 24. January 2017
Torture
CAT 634/2014

Achieving Danish citizenship

The applicant, now a Danish citizen, was born in 1944 in Iran, where he was imprisoned in 1984 and subjected to torture. Three years later, he escaped to Turkey with his wife and two children, where he was granted refugee status. In 1990, he and his family entered Denmark and obtained a permanent residence permit. […]

  • Decision: 19. January 2017
HUDOC
HUDOC 55607/09

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

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

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

Husband’s second wife case

Concerning Ms. O.H.A and her four daughters (represented by the Danish Refugee Council) vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The author fled Somalia as she feared the family members of her late husband, who had been killed by Al-Shabaab, and the family of her late husband’s second wife. She fled to Libya […]

  • Decision: 22. September 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2379/2014

Balatika case

Concerning Mr. A.A.S vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 of CCPR. The author left Somalia due to the civil war in that country. The author and his brother then left for Greece as they were having conflicts with a resistance cell called Balatika. After arriving in Greece, the author was arrested and imprisoned. He […]

  • Decision: 16. September 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2464/2014

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

Interpreter at American Intelligence case

Concerning Mr. E.U.R (Represented by Marianne Vølund) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 and 19 of CCPR. Early 2010 the author started working as an interpreter. He worked for the American Intelligence, where his employer was Mr. M.W. As part of his job, he interpreted four conversations between Mr. M.W and his agent concerning […]

  • Decision: 9. September 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2469/2014

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* (Read more about the Refugee quota at the end of this résumé) and he got a […]

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

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

Selling bread to rebels case

Concerning S.Z. (represented by counsel, Jytte Lindgard) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 and 9 of CCPR. The author is an ethnic Chechen. Her oldest son who was officially considered a rebel, fled to Denmark and was granted asylum. Since his departure, the authorities visited the author several times to inquire about her oldest […]

  • Decision: 30. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2443/2014

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

Eelam People’s Democratic Party case

Concerning J.N. vs Denmark for violation of articles 3 and 22 of CAT. The complaint originates from Sri Lanka. The main reason for the complainant’s asylum claim is a conflict with the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) in connection with his son V. Both his sons were forced to train with Liberation Tigers of Tamil […]

  • Decision: 12. August 2016
Torture
CAT 628/2014

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

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

Pakistani conversion from Islam to Christianity

Concerning Mr. R vs. Denmark violation of CCPR article 6 and 7. The applicant is the son of a Pakistani diplomat. While his father is Muslim, his mother is Christian, and all 3 children are now Christian. This is a fact that their father cannot accept, and when he discovered the author’s interest in Christianity […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2440/2014

Criticism of the Refugee Board’s decision

Concerning Mr. M.K.H (represented by Helle Holm Thomsen) vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The author is from Bengal and was involved in homosexual activities with a childhood friend. When the author and his partner were caught, they were beaten and tortured. They were expelled from their families and their village and […]

  • Decision: 12. July 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2462/2014

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

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

Romanian conviction of fraud case

The complainants are Ms. I.M. and Mr. V.Z, both Romanian nationals born in 1967 and 1968 respectively. The complainants used to own a private business. In 2001, their business faced serious financial obstacles. As a result, the complainants were sued by their creditors, principally by someone called Mr. M.C. The complainants claimed that they received […]

  • Decision: 7. June 2016
Torture
CAT 593/2014

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
Human Rights
CAT 709/2015

Biao Case

For the first time, The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Denmark has discriminated. After a case that has lasted 13 years, HUDOC decided for the first time, that Denmark’s rules for family reunification discriminate against citizens not born in Denmark. Biao came to Denmark in 1993, but could not live in Denmark with […]

  • Decision: 24. May 2016
HUDOC
HUDOC 38590/10

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

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

Concerning J.A and J.I (represented by counsel, Michala Bendixen from Refugees Welcome) vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The authors are twin brothers, ethnic Tamils and of Christian faith. They claim that their father was a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) until he got married. In 2009 the […]

  • Decision: 8. January 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2258/2013

Preaching Christianity to Muslims

Concerning R.G. and her adult son, I.G. (represented by counsel, Helge Nørrung) vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7 and 18 of CCPR. The authors were subjected to harassment in Pakistan because of their Christian background. I.G. was accused of preaching Christianity to Muslims and beaten by older Muslim schoolmates. Further, the whole family […]

  • Decision: 23. December 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2351/2014

Ethnic and political persecution of Kurdish man in Turkey

The Committee Against Torture found 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.   Concerning F. K. vs. Denmark – Violations of CAT article 3 and article 12: Denmark was […]

  • 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

Torched woman persecution case

The author of the communication is A., a Pakistani national born in 1983. She claims to be victim of a violation by Denmark of her rights under articles 1, 2 (c) and (d), 3, 12, 15 and 16 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The author is represented […]

  • Decision: 8. December 2015
Gender
CEDAW 53/2013

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

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