Residence permit withdrawn then given back after attention from UN

Concerning A.M.H. vs. Denmark for violation of article 6 and 7 of CCPR. The author got in a conflict with Al-Shabaab, because he refused to join them. That led to Al-Shabaab killed his father and detained the author. He escaped the prison after three days. The day after the escape, the Al-Shabaab came asking for him. The author got scared and fled the country and entered Denmark in 2013 and applied for asylum. The Immigration Service granted a temporary residence permit with effect until 2018. But in 2017, the author’s residence permit was withdrawn by the Board, and the author was instructed to leave no later than one month from the decision date. The Board explains in their decision that they are of the view that it was incorrect to give the author temporary residence permit in the first place. The author’s lawyer then brought the case before the CCPR. The Refugee Board then decided to annul the recent decisions so that the author continues to have a residence permit. The Refugee Board and the Immigration Service notes that they now believe in the authors’ explanation of his individual contradiction to al-Shabaab.

7. July 2020

CCPR 3282/2019
  • Decision: 18. October 2019
  • Comm: Human Rights