Daughter in risk of female genital mutilation

Concerning R.H.M. and her minor daughter Y.A.M. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 3 and 19 of CRC. The mother is from Somalia and the applicant, the daughter, is born in Denmark in 2016. The daughter is in risk of being deported to Somalia, where she would allegedly risk being forcefully subjected to female genital […]

  • Decision: 4 February 2021
CRC 83/2019

Members of an illegal church

Concerning Y.H. and C.J. et al. vs. Denmark for violation of article 6, 7 and 13 of the CCPR. The Chinese authors together with their minor son entered Denmark in 2015. They have been members of the illegal Christian sect Hu Han Pai since 2008 and attended secret group meetings. Since 2011, the male author […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2781/2016

Man risks deportation to a country he has never been to

Concerning F.M. vs Denmark for violation of articles 6 and 7 of the CCPR. The author, F.M., is in risk of deportation to Afghanistan. His family fled Afghanistan to Iran, where the author was born. The author and his younger brother lost contact with the rest of the family when they were in a separate […]

  • Decision: 6 November 2020
Human Rights
CCPR 2496/2017

Daughter circumcised without parents’ knowledge

Concerning S.H.K. vs Denmark for violation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. On the 29 January 2021 the Danish Refugee Board notified the Somali citizen S.H.K., born 15 June 2019, a refusal of a residence permit. The applicant’s parents, as well as four siblings, are residing in Denmark. The applicant’s parents stated […]

CRC 140/2021

Macedonian mother and child

Concerning L.I. and her child B.I. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 of the Convention of the Child. The author, L.I., is a national of North Macedonia born in 1989. The author, at the time pregnant with her first child, entered Denmark to reunite with her Macedonian husband residing […]

  • Decision: 28 September 2020
CRC 49/2018

Asylum case

Concerning A.M. vs. Denmark for violation of the CCPR. The author, A.M., was declined asylum by The Immigration Service and the Refugee Appeals Board. Thus, it was sent to the Human Rights Committee. On 19 October 2020, the Committee accepted the communication, and it is now registered as communication No. 3827/2020. Now the case is […]

Human Rights
CCPR 3827/2020

Tailor imprisoned for sewing kurdish clothes

Concerning J.J.I. vs. Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT The author is kurdish. He is a former owner of a textile and cloth store in Damascus, Syria. He was accused of making original Kurdish folklore clothing, which he denied. He was imprisoned in March 2009 and never saw a judge. He was constantly […]

  • Decision: 29 August 2013
CAT 445/2011

Suspected of being a spy

Concerning A.M.H. vs Denmark for violation of articles 6 and 7 of CCPR. The author is a Somali citizen, who in 2015 applied for asylum based on his conflict with al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab tried recruiting him, and when he refused, he was imprisoned for a month before he escaped, and fled to Denmark. He fears being […]

Human Rights

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

Barika refugee camp case

Concerning X (represented by Helle Holm Thomsen) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 and 26 of CCPR. The author was born to a Muslim Iranian family of Kurdish in Iraq and he resided in the Barika refugee Camp. The author was discriminated against for being a Kurd and that he did not even have […]

  • Decision: 21. October 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2389/2014

Separated from child and forbidden to display religious items

Concerning Y.C. vs Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 3 and 5 of CEDAW. The author is a Chinese national born in 1974. She claims that, the father of her child left with their son and that the father hit her on six occasions during an argument when she wanted to see the child. […]

  • Decision: 24. October 2014
CEDAW 59/2013

Denmark expells a father of two to Afghanistan

Concerning M.A.H and his two children vs. Denmark for violation of articles 2, 13, 23 and 24 of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and of his children’s rights under article 23 and 24 of the Covenant. The author, an Afghan national, entered Denmark in 1999, 13 years old. The author’s father, stepmother and […]

  • Decision: 24 October 2014
Human Rights
CCPR 2243/2013

“Muslim societies are per definition losers”

Concerning A.W.P. vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 20 and 27 of DACoRD. On 18 April 2007, Member of Parliament (MP) and member of the Danish Popular Party (DPP) Søren Krarup, expressed his views in an article from the newspaper “Jyllands-Posten”, about allowing a female parliamentary candidate to speak in Parliament wearing her Muslim […]

  • Decision: 25. November 2013
Human Rights
CCPR 1879/2009

Father refusing to hand over child even after sole custody was given to mother

Concerning M. K. D. A.-A vs Denmark for violation of articles  1, 2, 5 and 16 of CEDAW. In 2005, the author arrived in Denmark and married Mr. M. A., a Danish national. Shortly after their marriage, Mr. M. A. began to abuse the author emotionally and mentally and threatened her with divorce. They left […]

  • Decision: 18. October 2013
CEDAW 44/2012

Political refugee

Concerning M.E.N. vs Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2 (c), 2 (d) and 3 of CEDAW. The author is from Burundi born in 1988. She was an active member of FNL (Front National de Libération) and in her town a lot of other people was also members. In the wake of a conflict between […]

  • Decision: 26 July 2013
CCPR 35/2011

Comparing the Muslim headscarves with the Nazi symbol of the swastika

Concerning F.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 20 and 27 of DACoRD. On 29 April 2007, the leader of the Danish People’s Party (DPP), Member of Parliament Ms. Pia Kjærsgaard, made a statement on the National Danish Television comparing the Muslim headscarves with the Nazi symbol of the swastika. The author adheres to […]

  • Decision: 14. September 2010
Human Rights
CCPR 1868/2009

Minor cannot be held responsible for decisions taken by his parents

Concerning M.E vs Denmark for violation of articles 23 and 24 of CCPR. The author is a Moroccan national born in 1990. The parents of the author divorced before he was born. After the divorce, the author’s father moved to Denmark. The author’s mother obtained custody over him and he lived with his mother’s parents […]

  • Decision: 20. August 2010
Human Rights
CCPR 1554/2007

Invitation to depict Mohammad as you see him

Concerning K.S.A and A.A.H (represented by counsel, Ms. Zaha S. Hassan) vs Denmark for violation of articles 17, 18, 19, 20 and 26. In 2005, the culture editor of the Danish newspaper ‘Jyllands-Posten’ solicited 40 members of the Danish Newspapers’ Illustrators’ Union to depict the Islamic Prophet Mohammad, as they saw him. The authors allege […]

  • Decision: 18. April 2008
Human Rights
CCPR 1487/2006

Non-Danish ethnicities ineligible for traineeships in companies

Concerning M. E vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 5 and 6. The petitioner was a student at Copenhagen Technical School at the time of the events. Students were offered the possibility of doing traineeships in private companies. On 8 September 2003, the petitioner accidentally saw a note in a teacher’s hands, where the […]

  • Decision: 8. August 2007
CERD 40/2007

Independence for Punjab

Concerning  Mr. R.S. (represented by Mr. Hans Mogensen) vs Denmark for violation of articles 22 of CAT. The author is a Sikh who grew up in a district in Punjab, India. His uncle and older brother were members of the Sikh Students Federation and the Khalistan Commando Force (KCF). The avowed aim of the KCF […]

  • Decision: 24. May 2004
CAT 225/2003

POEM and FASM case

Concerning  the Umbrella Organization for the Ethnic Minorities (POEM) and the Association of Muslim Students (FASM), represented by counsel, vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 4 and 6 of CERD. Pia Kjærsgaard, the leader of the Danish People’s Party and Member of Parliament made the following statement in her weekly newsletter- “the multiculturalization of […]

  • Decision: 15. April 2003
CERD 22/2002