Correcting any procedural errors

Concerning K. L. vs Denmark for violation of articles 2 and 14 of CCPR.

The author complains that decisions of the Supreme Court of Denmark in three civil cases concerning the author, upholding the decisions of the lower court in the cases in question, constitute a breach by the Supreme Court of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.  

The author explains that the lower court had found that the three cases had not been filed in due form. This, he states, should not have had any bearing upon the cases because the court, under Danish law, should have assisted him in correcting any procedural errors in the presentation of the three lawsuits; the court, however, failed in its duty and the Supreme Court merely upheld the lower court’s decisions, without granting the remedy sought.  Thus a complaint was sent to CCPR.

The committee notes that the author does not indicate the subject matter of any of the three lawsuits and it does not appear that they were concerned with obtaining a remedy for the violation of any rights or freedoms. Furthermore, the communication does not contain any substantial evidence that the right of fair hearing may have been violated. Being unable to find that there are any grounds substantiating the author’s allegations of violations of the Covenant, the Committee concludes that the communication is inadmissible.

24. March 2020

CCPR 81/1980
  • Decision: 27. March 1981
  • Comm: Human Rights