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 rebel movements. The applicant had a residence permit in Italy.

The Refugee Board rejected the application for a residence permit, as the applicant had obtained refugee status and protection in Italy in 2012.

The UN Human Rights Committee has rejected a complaint against the Refugee Board’s decision to use Italy as the first asylum country.

In a statement dated April 12, 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee rejected a complaint against the Refugee Board’s decision to refuse asylum as inadmissible.

28. January 2020

CCPR 2672/2015
  • Decision: 12. April 2019
  • Comm: Human Rights