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

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

Extramarital relationship and blood revenge

Concerning R.M. and F.M. vs. Denmark for violation of article 6, 7, 17 and 23 of CCPR. The authors are Afghan nationals and have two minor children. They fled Afghanistan after having had sexual relations outside marriage, which resulted in F.M. becoming pregnant. When she was 3 months pregnant, F.M. was engaged to her uncle’s […]

  • Decision: 24. July 2019
Human Rights
2685/2015

Afghan soldier kidnapped and threatened by Taliban fears to return

Concerning Mr. A.B.H. vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The author comes from Afghanistan, and was employed as a soldier from 2007 to 2012, training and working with Afghan and American forces. The author’s tasks included arresting members of the Taliban. Due to his work, the author was threatened by the Taliban […]

  • Decision: 8. July 2019
Human Rights
2603/2015

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

Training to perform suicide attacks case

Concerning Mr. A.H.J vs Denmark for violation of article 6 or 7, 13, and 26 of CCPR. The author’s original asylum motive was that he feared being killed by the Taliban if returned to Afghanistan. He had been abducted and detained by three people linked to the Taliban, as the Taliban wanted to train the […]

  • Decision: 15. June 2017
Human Rights
CCPR 2349/2014

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

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

Ministry of social affairs, martyrs and disabled case

Concerning Mr. F.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7 and 13 of CCPR. The complainant arrived in Denmark in 2014 and explained that he worked for the ministry of social affairs, martyrs and disabled in Afghanistan. The applicant was involved in delivering humanitarian aid along with the boss and sometimes the governor. Every […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2671/2015

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

Tripartite Memorundum of understanding

Concerning Mr. A.F.N vs Denmark for the violation of Articles 7 and 13 of CCPR. The complainant applied for asylum in Denmark in May 2010. The complainant also converted to Christianity in Denmark. His application was rejected by the Refugee Board on 14 february 2012. After the final decision by the Refugee Board, the Danish […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2852/2016

Knowledge of drug trafficking case

Concerning Mr.B.A.G vs Denmark for violation of articles 6 and/or 7 and 13 of CCPR.  The author is an economist and educated at the Balkh University in Mazar-e-Sharif. Upon completing his studies, he found employment as an accounting manager in a company. He fled to Denmark because he had found that the company which employed […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2275/2013

Hidden bible found

Concerning Mr. M.H.N vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7 and 14 of CCPR. The author came to Europe in 2008, but Germany returned him to Greece in 2009 under the Dublin accord. Since it was not possible to get protection in Greece, he returned to his country of origin, Afghanistan. When he returned […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2385/2014

Security guards for former Afghan president Kazai case

Concerning Mr. A.F.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7 and 13 of CCPR. The author arrived in Denmark together with his brother-in-law Mr.N who was a security guard for the former Afghan president Kazai. The author and his brother-in-law wanted to seek asylum in Sweden. Mr.N’s asylum case was transferred to Sweden, as […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2591/2015

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

Family reunification in Australia case

Concerning Mr. A.B.M vs Denmark for the violation of articles 6 or 7 of CCPR.  The author fears the return to Afghanistan because the Taliban are mainly Pashtun Sunni Muslims but his family and him are Hazaras. The author left his wife and children in Pakistan with his parents in 2001 and travelled to Greece. […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2472/2014

“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

Accused of being a “Motard”

Concerning Mr. M.N vs Denmark for violation of article 6 or 7, 13 and 14 of CCPR. The author is born in Afghanistan, and he worked for the Company International Management service (IMS) as a translator, since he is English speaking. His first assignment was to be a translator for the Australian Military forces, and […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2458/2014

The christian witness case

The applicant fled from Afghanistan to Denmark and applied for asylum. He fled because a commander killed the author’s father, and took the family land. The applicant was rejected by the Refugee Board and thus the case was sent to UNHCR. The Board however decided to reopen the case because of the applicant’s new asylum […]

  • Decision: 28. September 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2352/2014

Reporting Taliban’s presence case

Concerning Mr. S.Z.H vs Denmark for violation of article 6 or 7,13,18 and 26 of CCPR. The author is an Afghan who fears being killed by the Taliban if returned. The author had been given the task of reporting the Taliban’s presence in his local area. When the Taliban discovered that the author was working […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2421/2014

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

Minor seeking asylum with his brother

Concerning Z.S. and M.S. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7, 13, 14 and 26 of CCPR. Entering Denmark with his younger brother in November 2010, the complainant applied for asylum. The author’s parents fled from Afghanistan to Iran when he was a kid, as a result of an incidence that occurred. The author’s […]

  • Decision: 11. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2488/2014

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

Afghanistan Hazara Conversion

Concerning E. A. vs. Denmark for violation of article 6 and 7 of CCPR As a child, E.A.’s father was killed because of his conversion from Sunni to Shia Islam when marrying the applicant’s mother who is a Shia Muslim. Consequently, the rest of his family had to flee Afghanistan to Iran. He then lived […]

  • Decision: 30. December 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2320/2013

The Urgent Deportation case

The applicant is ethnically a Hazara Shia Muslim, born in Afghanistan. During the Day of Ashoura in 2005, a special Shia religious day, the applicant helped the events by, for example, showing people where to sit in the Mosque. During the event, the Mosque was attacked by Sunni Muslims including a prominent commander. The applicant […]

  • Decision: 30. December 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2605/2015

Raped by members of the Taliban

Concerning M.S. (represented by counsel, Line Bøgsted) vs Denmark for a violation of article 17 of CAT. The complainant was born in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He claims that he was abducted by the Taliban twice and tortured. Among other acts of torture, he claims that every second or third night, his hands and feet were tied […]

  • Decision: 14. October 2015
Torture
CAT 571/2013

Threat due to interpretation for the US military forces case

The applicant is an Afghan Sunni Muslim. In the years 2006 to 2011, he worked as an interpreter for the United States military forces in Afghanistan. Due to his work, he received threats over the phone. Additionally, the Taliban distributed “night letters”, where his name was included as an example of a traitor. One time, […]

  • Decision: 11. September 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2393/2014

Fighting drug-related crimes in Afghanistan case

The applicant is an Afghan national born in 1985. In Afghanistan, he worked as an agent working to fight drug-related crimes. As part of the work, he collaborated with several English-speaking organizations such as the Narcotics International Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America. Due to his work, he was […]

  • Decision: 7. September 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2370/2014

Stolen wedding photographs

Concerning X (represented by counsel, Helge Norrug) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7,18 and 26 of CCPR. The author used to live in Afghanistan, with his parents, brother and sister. He worked as a photographer. The author claims that he was asked by a powerful rich man, Mr. H.A.K., to record his daughter’s wedding […]

  • Decision: 11. May 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2515/2014

Afghanistan Tadjik Conversion

Concerning Z.S. vs. Denmark for violation of article 6 or 7 of CCPR. The complainant is a Tadjik Afghan citizen from Maidan Wardak province. As a child his farther and older brother were killed. Consequently, the rest of his family had to flee Afghanistan. The author has no family or relatives in neither Denmark nor […]

  • Decision: 18. November 2014
Human Rights
CCPR 2286/2013

Accused of a terrorist bombing attack case

Concerning Mr. K.H vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The complainant arrived in Denmark on 25 July 2010, without valid travel documents, and applied for asylum the next day. The complainant was fleeing from the Taliban and the Afghan authorities. He had been detained by the Taliban and then arrested by the […]

  • Decision: 7. February 2013
Torture
CAT 464/2011