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

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

Clan engaged in a blood feud case

Concerning Mr. A.S.I vs Denmark for violation of articles 6 and 7 of CCPR. The author is a Somali citizen, from the town of Kismayo, who fled his country of origin due to persecution. The author fears being persecuted by Al-Shabaab, as he tried to make his now dead younger brother leave the group. The […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2408/2014

Somali with 2 families

Concerning Mr. A.H.F vs Denmark for violation of articles 2 and 3 of ECHR. The applicant is a citizen of Somalia from Misra, a town currently controlled by the Al-Shabaab movement. The applicant had to flee because the Al-shabab wanted to kill him. He left Somalia and resided in Denmark since 2004, however as part […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2816/2016

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

Woman used as compensation case

Concerning Ms. K.I.A vs Denmark for violation of Articles 2d, 12 and 15 of CEDAW. The author fears getting killed by her family and Al-Shabaab if she returns to Somalia. The author has been under complete male dominance in her home country of Somalia. First her father used to control her and when he was […]

Gender
CEDAW 93/2015

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

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

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

Baadi and Hawaadle clans

Concerning Mr. M.A.A vs denmark violation of CAT article 3. The applicant is a somali national, born January 11 1985. He was part of the Baadi-clan, a minority clan in Somalia. A conflict erupted between his and the Hawaadle clan, who are closely related to al-Shabaab, due to some animals being stolen. The applicant was […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2074/2011

Somalian escaped forced marriage

Concerning S.A.O vs Denmark violation of CEDAW article 2, 12, 16 and general recommendation no. 32. The author is a single woman from Somalia seeking protection in Denmark against refoulement. After the author’s parent’s death, she lived with her uncle’s family where she was beaten, spoken rudely to, and treated as a slave. The author […]

Gender
CEDAW 101/2016

Somalian Woman with child

Concerning Ms. S.F.A. vs. Denmark violation of CEDAW. The author is a single woman from Somalia with a child. The author fears getting killed by her family or surrendered to Al-Shabaab, due to the fact that she had a romantic relationship with her now deceased husband. The author was promised to another man by her […]

Gender
CEDAW 85/2015

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

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

Marriage for settlement of a clan conflict case

Concerning Ms. W.O.J vs Denmark for violation of Article 7 of CCPR. The author fled Somalia due to fear of her former husband, a powerful 70-year-old local clansman, to whom she was forcibly wed at age 17. The marriage was agreed upon by two rival clans as part of the settlement of a clan conflict. […]

  • Decision: 25. September 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2360/2014

‘Women should not work in public places’

Concerning I.A.A. vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 of CCPR. The author sold tea at the Parkara market, in the government-controlled area of Mogadishu. She was threatened by members of Al-Shabaab, who accused her of being a spy for the Government and demanded that she stop selling tea as women should not work in […]

  • Decision: 26. August 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2428/2014

Generalisation of female genital mutilation in Somalians

The petitioner is Ms. S.M.A., a national of Somalia, who is currently residing in Denmark. The radio broadcasted a discussion between Ms. Pia Kjærsgaard, Member of the Parliament and former leader of the Danish People’s Party, and Mr. Søren Espersen, another member of the Parliament for the Danish People’s Party. The petitioner claims that the […]

  • Decision: 21. September 2010
Race
CERD 43/2008

Somalis equated with pedophiles and rapists

Concerning Mr. M.H.G vs Denmark for violation of article 2, paragraph 1 (d), 4 and 6 of CERD. On 2 January 2003, the daily newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad published a letter to the editor by Ms. Pia Kjærsgaard, a member of the Danish Parliament and former leader of the Danish People’s Party. The petitioner considered that […]

  • Decision: 15. March 2006
Race
CERD 34/2004