So-called “tax” to Al-Shabaab or residence in Denmark?

Concerning A.A.H. vs Denmark for violation of articles 6,7 and 8 of CCPR. The author is a Somali citizen, who was in conflict with al-Shabaab. He had a small business where he sold clothes. Al-Shabaab demanded that A.A.H. pay them an amount each month so-called ‘tax’. It was around 2011 that A.A.H. was threatened the […]

Human Rights
CCPR 3781/2020

Domestic violence in Indian family

H.K., a national of India, is submitting the communication on behalf of her daughter, S.K., vs Denmark for denying by Denmark of their applications for asylum. H.K. claims that her daughter’s rights under articles 3 and 22 of the Convention would be violated if she and her daughter were to be deported to India. H.K. […]

  • Decision: 28 October 2022
Child
CRC 99/2019

Asylum for Somali Children

The single mother (H.M.) is from Somalia and the applicants, the son (S) and the daughter (Sa) were born in Denmark in 2020 and in 2018 accordingly, are seeking asylum in Denmark. H.M. appealed for the asylum in Denmark for (S) and for (Sa), who fear for their life in their home country Somalia. The […]

Child
CRC 169/2021

Refusal of asylum to an Afghan citizen

R.S. v. Denmark in violation of art.6,7,18,19,26 of CCPR. The author R.S., an Afghan national born, entered Denmark without valid travel documents and applied for asylum. In 2014, the Danish Immigration Service refused asylum to the author and the Refugee Appeals Board upheld this decision. The author R.S. applied for asylum in Denmark on grounds […]

  • Decision: 9 Marts 2023
Human Rights
CCPR 3046/2017

Deportation to Morocco of a single woman and her minor daughter 

The author Z., a national of Morocco, v. Denmark in violation of articles 6,7,14 of the Covenant. Z. was born in a very traditional and conservative family and therefore after having had several sexual relationships in Denmark and becoming pregnant, had a fear to of negative consequences and accusations in her violations of Islamic Moroccan […]

  • Decision: 9 Juni 2023
Human Rights
CCPR 2795/2016

Exhibition by Dan Park

Concerning Mr. M.J. vs Denmark for violation of articles 4 and 6 of CERD. In the year 2014, the Documentation and Advisory Centre on Racial Discrimination (DACoRD) filed a complaint on behalf of the author against Dan Park and others. The complaint was regarding an exhibition of the controversial Swedish artist held on October 23, […]

  • Decision: 1 December 2022
Race
CERD 62/2018

H.S.A. vs Denmark for violation of CEDAW articles 2, 3, 12. 

H.S.A. vs Denmark for violation of CEDAW articles 2, 3, 12. The author H.S.A., born in 1943, is a Somali national, originates from the area, which is under heavy fighting between the terrorist organization Al-Shabab and the government. H.S.A. as a single woman fears rape and other forms of gender specific violence on return to […]

  • Decision: 23 February 2023
Gender
CEDAW 151/2019

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

Deportation to Iran

The author M.R., a national of the Islamic Republic of Iran, entered Denmark in 2014 without valid travel documents and applied for asylum the same day. The author invoked his fear of conflicts with the Basij if to return because M.R. had abandoned them and left the country, and also because they had discovered that […]

  • Decision: 19 October 2021
Human Rights
CCPR 2510/2014

Illegal children born outside marriage

Concerning X.C. and L.G. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 of CRC. The authors, born 2014, and 2015, are Chinese nationals, both born in Denmark. The authors’ mother W.M.C. entered Denmark in 2012. The mother sought asylum in Denmark on the grounds that she feared being forced to have […]

  • Decision: 28 September 2020
Child
CRC 31/2017

A westernized Afghani was sent back to the Taliban

A.M. v. Denmark on violation of articles 6 and 7 of CCPR by deporting the author to Afghanistan. The author, A.M., an Afghan national born, entered to Denmark in 2009 as an unaccompanied minor and got an asylum status in 2009. In 2018 the author was called to an interview with the Danish Immigration Service, […]

Human Rights
CCPR 3827/2020

Deportation of Afghan asylum seeker 

A.R. v. Denmark on violation of articles 6 and 7 of CCPR by deporting the author to Afghanistan. The author, A.R., an Afghan national born, entered to Denmark in 2015 without valid documents and applied for asylum the same day. As his grounds for asylum, the author has referred to his fear that the elders […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2889/2016

Deportation of Somali citizen who is in risk of torture in the country of origin

The author M.A.A., former businessman, is from the South of Somalia, where he was harrassed by members of Al-Shabab, who later shot him three times and the author, subsequently, remained in coma for a long time. The author left his country to seek asylum. He did not maintain contact with his family. Not only the […]

  • Decision: 3 August 2018
Torture
CAT 733/2016

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
CCPR 3711/2020

Torched woman persecution case

This case is an important decision from CEDAW about asylum for women. It is the very first case in Denmark where it is decided that Denmark would violate the CEDAW if the author was deported. Concerning A. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2 (c) and (d), 3, 12, 15 and 16 of the […]

  • Decision: 8 December 2015
Gender
CEDAW 53/2013

Affair with a girl who was married to a senior authority in Iran

Concerning M.N vs Denmark for violation of articles 6 and 7 of CCPR. The author was born as a Muslim in Iran but converted to Christianity by the end of 2013. He also participated in a weekly house church held at the applicant’s family residence in Iran. The author had an affair with a girl […]

  • Decision: 9 August 2022
Human Rights
CCPR 3188/2018

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 […]

  • Decision: 25 March 2021
Human Rights
CCPR 2781/2016

Insurgents case

Concerning Mr. M.B. and Mrs. A.B. and their two children, D.M.B. and D.B (represented by counsel, Jytte Lindgard) Vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. Mr. M.B. submits that while grocery shopping in Nazran, Russia, 2 other men bought large quantities of food and asked M.B. to transport them. On the way he […]

  • Decision: 24. January 2017
Torture
CAT 634/2014

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 who fled his country due to persecution. The author lived with his wife, mother and siblings. His father was killed in 2008 as a result of clan-conflicts. The author belongs to the Awramaaleh-clan who are […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2408/2014

Intolerable living conditions in Bulgaria

Concerning R.A.A and Z.M (represented by Hannah Krog) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 of CCPR. The authors are a Syrian couple who entered Bulgaria in 2014. Although they were granted refugee status there, they were not offered any assistance: they struggled to find accommodation and they had no access to medical care or […]

  • Decision: 29. December 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2608/2015

Concerning S.A.H vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7, 13, 26 of CCPR

The author is an Afghanistan citizen -ethnic Qizilbash born in 1987. When he was 12 years old, his father was killed by a local commander, A.M.B. It is disputed whether it was a targeted killing or whether his father was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The author however explains that because […]

  • Decision: 8. November 2017
Human Rights
CCPR 2419/2014

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 […]

  • Decision: 12 September 2018
Gender
CEDAW 93/2015

Unprofessional behaviour by the Chairperson

Concerning Mr. A.O.H.A Vs Denmark for the violation of articles 6, 7 and 13 (or 14) of CCPR. The author lived in Mogadishu, Somalia, and because of a conflict with another clan and with Al-Shabaab, he was forced to flee Somalia in 2011. The applicant’s uncle had been in Mogadishu because he thought there was […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2563/2015

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. Mr. A.F.A arrived in Denmark together with his brother-in-law Mr. N., who was a security guard for the former Afghan president Kazai. Mr. N. was granted asylum in Sweden, since he risks persecution as a former personal bodyguard for the […]

  • Decision: 23 July 2021
Human Rights
CCPR 2591/2015

Deportation to Afghanistan

The author H.A. is an ethnic Hazara of the Shia Muslim Afghan citizen, his request for asylum in Denmark was rejected. His father, who owned a shop in Jalriz, as well as three cars, had been subjected to extortion by the Taliban over a period of time after having expressed his favourable views of the […]

  • Decision: 9 July 2018
Human Rights
CCPR 2328/2014

Refuse in family reunification for Afghan family 

The author A.B.M., Afghan citizen, fears to return to Afghanistan, stating that he fears the Taliban mainly being Pastuh Sunni Muslims. The author and his family had to flee to Pakistan, where the family remained. The author came to Greece, where his application for family reunification has been rejected and the author came to Denmark […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2472/2014

Converted to Christianity needs to be deported

The author M.N. is a national of Afghanistan, converted to Christianity. The author is a Hazara born in Logar Province, Afghanistan, where he worked as an “English-Afghan” interpreter for a company, through which he was hired to serve as an interpreter for the Australian military forces in Afghanistan. According to the author, the Australian soldiers […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2458/2014

Harassment in Pakistan for the Christian background as an argument for seeking asylum

K.S.M. and T.M. v. Denmark in violation of art. 2, 6, 7, 13, 26 of CCPR Convention. The authors K.S.M. and T.M. are members of the Christian minority in Pakistan. They fear being killed or tortured on return to Pakistan since they are accused of violation of the Islamic rules in their country. K.S.M. was […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2459/2014

Converted to Christianity Afghan citizen is under deportation 

The author Z.H. belongs to the minority group of Shia Muslims in Afghanistan and is in risk of persecution because of his ethnical and religious background. During staying in Denmark the author converted to Christianity, so there is a need in protection Sur place. By converting the author supremely violated Sharia law, since, being apostate […]

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

Deportation of the Afghan citizen, converted to Christianity 

S.Z.H., Afghan citizen, fears that if deported he will be killed or tortured on return to Afghanistan, since his converting to the Christianity is a violation of Islamic rules. S.Z.H. entered Denmark in 2010 and applied for asylum, which was refused by Danish Immigration Service in 2011 and uphold by Danish Refugee Appeals Board in […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2421/2014

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

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

Peace Delegation India-Pakistan case

Concerning A.M.M. (represented by counsel, Arbab Perveez, of Adil Advokate) vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7, 14 and 19 of CCPR. The author’s family is affiliated with the Pakistan Peoples Party. In 2005, the author went to India as part of a peace delegation. When the author came back, the intelligence service kept […]

  • Decision: 5. September 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2415/2014

Relationship in Secrecy

Concerning V.R. and N.R. and their son (represented by Daniel Norrung) vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7 and 18 of CCPR. V.R. and N.R started a relationship without their parent’s knowledge. However, N.R.’s parents arranged for her to marry someone else, A. After the wedding, the authors continued their relationship in secret for […]

  • Decision: 30. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2745/2016

Selling bread to rebels case

Concerning S.Z. (represented by counsel, Jytte Lindgard) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 and 9 of CCPR. The author is an ethnic Chechen. Her oldest son who was officially considered a rebel, fled to Denmark and was granted asylum. Since his departure, the authorities visited the author several times to inquire about her oldest […]

  • Decision: 30. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2443/2014

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

Eelam People’s Democratic Party case

Concerning J.N. vs Denmark for violation of articles 3 and 22 of CAT. The complaint originates from Sri Lanka. The main reason for the complainant’s asylum claim is a conflict with the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) in connection with his son V. Both his sons were forced to train with Liberation Tigers of Tamil […]

  • Decision: 12. August 2016
Torture
CAT 628/2014

Dublin Deportation to Bulgaria 5

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 11. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2571/2015

Dublin Deportation to Italy 3

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 11. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2516/2014

Dublin Deportation to Bulgaria 4

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 11. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2513/2014

Dublin Deportation to Bulgaria 3

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 11. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2506/2014

Dublin Deportation to Bulgaria 2

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 10. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2447/2014

Deportation to Pakistan

The authors A and B v.Denmark in violation articles 6,7,18 of the Covenant. They are national of Pakistan and fled Pakistan in 2012 because of their faith as Ahmadi Muslims, who face various forms of discrimination. They feared the Muslim fundamentalist groups, which conduct “targeted killings”. The authors entered Denmark on a family visit visa, […]

  • Decision: 8. August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2291/2013

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

Dane favoured in court

Concerning K.S. vs Denmark for violation of article 17 of CEDAW. The author and her Danish husband, H., had a son, C. In 2007, author went to the US because her father was ill. Meanwhile, H. applied for sole custody of C. Thus the author came back to Denmark to fight for C. In court, […]

  • Decision: 19. July 2016
Gender
CEDAW 64/2013

Denial of application to grant nationality through naturalization

Palestinian person v.Denmark on violation of art.26 and art.2 (1) of the Convent. The author J.S.K.N. arrived in Denmark in 1991 and was granted a residence permit. In 2002 he was granted refugee status and a permanent residence permit. According to a medical certificate, the author has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder caused the […]

  • Decision: 12 December 2022
Human Rights
CCPR 2754/2016

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

Suspected terrorist in Nigeria

Concerning C.N. (represented by counsel, Tage Goettsche) vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The author was persecuted in Nigeria by the Department of Security (DSSS) and by a suspected terrorist, A.U., who thought that the complainant has reported him to the authorities. The DSSS contacted the complainant asking him to come for […]

  • Decision: 1. June 2016
Torture
CAT 709/2015

Treated “almost as slaves” case

Concerning Z (represented by counsel, Marianne Vølund) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 and 26 of CCPR. The author’s father was from Armenia and his mother from Azerbaijan. When Z was 7 years old, unknown armed men abducted his father and he never saw his father again. After the abduction, his family was harassed […]

  • Decision: 24. May 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2422/2014

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

Concerning J.A and J.I vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The authors are twin brothers, ethnic Tamils and of Christian faith. Their father was a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) until he got married. In 2009 the author’s father was abducted by people who displayed the LTTE logo. […]

  • Decision: 8. January 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2258/2013

Converted to Christianity Afghan citizen is under deportation

The author E.A. has converted into Christianity during his stay in Denmark, and thus fear being killed or tortured on return to Afghanistan, since this is a violation of the Islamic rules in this country of origin. E.A. is an afghan citizen, who during his stay in Denmark as an asylum seeker converted from being […]

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

Deportation to Afghanistan 

There was a war going on and in 1991 the author and his family were fleeing Afghanistan to Iran. In 2004, the author move back to Afghanistan. In 2006, fighting started between Sunni and Shia Muslims. Commandant F.A. led the attackers, the author’s house was also attacked, and he was fleeing from Afghanistan to Iran […]

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

Dublin Deportation to Italy 2

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 30. December 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2553/2015

Dublin Deportation to Bulgaria 1

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 30. December 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2514/2014

Dublin Deportation to Italy 1

This Communication is a complaint about the deportation of the author to another European Country according to the so-called “Dublin rules”. Since the Danish authorities decided to stop the deportation and allow the asylum application of the author to be processed in Denmark, this Communication was then discontinued.

  • Decision: 30. December 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2492/2014

Preaching Christianity to Muslims

Concerning R.G. and her adult son, I.G. (represented by counsel, Helge Nørrung) vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7 and 18 of CCPR. The authors were subjected to harassment in Pakistan because of their Christian background. I.G. was accused of preaching Christianity to Muslims and beaten by older Muslim schoolmates. Further, the whole family […]

  • Decision: 23. December 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2351/2014

Ethnic and political persecution of Kurdish man in Turkey

Concerning F. K. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 3 and 12 of CAT. The Committee Against Torture found that Denmark had violated CAT articles 3, 12 and 16, with regard to forcibly returning the complainant to Turkey, and also inhumane treatment during his detention in a Danish prison camp for asylum seekers. The author […]

  • Decision: 22. December 2015
Torture
CAT 580/2014

Dispute with the Shtjefni family

Concerning E.P. and F.P. (represented by Helge Nørrung) vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The authors’ family engaged in a land dispute with the Shtjefni family in Albania. This resulted in the author’s family being accused of killing a member of the Shtjefni family and of being threatened. Consequently, F.P. moved with […]

  • Decision: 10. December 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2344/2014

Christian minority of Anglo-Indians

Concerning M.C. (represented by counsel, Helge Nørrung) vs Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 3, 5 and 16 of CEDAW. The author is a Pakistani national belonging to a Christian minority of Anglo-Indians. She claimed that she had always been subjected to discrimination as a Christian woman, referring to verbal and physical assaults in […]

  • Decision: 9. November 2015
Gender
CEDAW 56/2013

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

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

Chinese torture case

The complainant is a Chinese national born on 8 May 1953. In 2005, he was working as a taxi driver and transported a passenger, whom the Chinese authorities suspected of being a Uighur terrorist. Soon afterwards, despite the fact that the complainant was not personally acquainted with the passenger, he was arrested by the police, […]

  • Decision: 12. October 2015
Torture
CAT 555/2013

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

Deportation to Afghanistan 3

Due to the threat of deportation to Afghanistan, the complaint has been forwarded to the CCPR. Then the case was reopened and the decision changed by the Danish authorities. The CCPR decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 2363/2014 because the author and the State party have reached an agreement on the substantive issue […]

  • Decision: 16. September 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2363/2014

Human trafficking and prostitution

Concerning O.O.A (represented by Jens Rye-Andersen) vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 3, 6, 7, 13, 14, 18, 26 and 27 of CCPR. The author is of Urhobo ethnicity and professes the Christian faith. In 2009, she met a married couple, Mr. P.B. and Ms. B.O who resided in Denmark. Mr. P.B. hired the […]

  • Decision: 15. September 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2288/2013

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

Sympathizer of the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran case

Concerning vs. Denmark for violation of article 7, 18 and 19 of CCPR. The applicant is a citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He is an active sympathizer of the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran since 2008, and has participated in activities to promote the party, such as handing out flyers. He distributed fliers […]

  • Decision: 7. September 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2329/2014

Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan

Concerning N (represented by Helle Holm Thomsen) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 of CCPR. The author was born into a Muslim Iranian family of Kurdish origin in Al-Tash refugee camp, Iraq. The author’s father had been a member of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) and had “fought for PDKI” and lost […]

  • Decision: 27. August 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2426/2014

‘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

Abusive Danish Father

Concerning O. V. J. vs Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 5 and 16 of CEDAW. The author married a Danish national. Shortly after, their daughter was born, he changed his attitude towards her and became abusive towards her and their daughter. He allegedly isolated the author and forbade her from visiting her family […]

  • Decision: 23. July 2015
Gender
CEDAW 50/2013

Jaffna Peninsula case

Concerning P.T. vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The author used to live in a village of the Jaffna peninsula in the northern part of Sri Lanka. His two brothers were killed by the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) and the military. The author participated in meetings and demonstrations supporting the Liberation […]

  • Decision: 5. June 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2272/2013

Q vs. Denmark- Paranoid psychosis case

Concerning Mr. Q vs. Denmark for violation of articles 26 of CCPR. The author is an Iraqi citizen who was first granted humanitarian protection and then a residence permit in Denmark. The author had suffered from a severe chronic mental disorder in the form of paranoid psychosis and depression. He was being treated with medication and […]

  • Decision: 19. May 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2001/2010

Schizophrenia, post traumatic stress and paranoid psychosis case

Concerning J.H.Z (represented by Helle Holm Thomsen) vs. Denmark. The author was applying for Danish nationality, but due to his disability (suffering from Schizophrenia, post traumatic stress and paranoid psychosis) he was not able to pass a language test. Since he was not able to get dispensation from Danish authorities he complaint to the Human […]

  • Decision: 19. May 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 1951/2010 CCPR 2012/2010

W vs. Denmark PTSD case

Concerning W vs. Denmark. The author was applying for Danish nationality, but due to his disability (suffering from Post Traumatisk stress) he was not able to pass a language test. Since he was not able to get dispensation from Danish authorities he complaint to the Human Rights Committee in 2011. When new rules were introduced […]

  • Decision: 19. May 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2045/2011

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

Deportation to Afghanistan 1

Due to the threat of deportation to Afghanistan, the complaint has been forwarded to the CCPR. Then the case was reopened and the decision changed by the Danish authorities. The CCPR decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 2369/2014 because the author and the State party have reached an agreement on the substantive issue […]

  • Decision: 11. May 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2369/2014

“you foreigners have ruined our country”

Concerning X (represented by counsel, Cecilia Vejby Andersen) vs Denmark for violation of Article 7 of CCPR. The author is from Syrian Arab Republic and is of Kurdish ethnicity. In 2007,he was issued a residence permit in Greece. In 2014, the author was assaulted in Athens by men affiliated with the Greek right-wing party Golden […]

  • Decision: 11. May 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2523/2015

Violence and forced prostitution

Concerning Y.W. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 3, 12 and 15 of CEDAW. The author, a Chinese national born in 1967, left China for more than 8 years ago due to her spouse who was lending a great amount of money from criminals due to his gambling issue. This resulted in the […]

  • Decision: 13. April 2015
Gender
CEDAW 51/2013

Domestic Violence case

Concerning T.N. (represented by counsel, Tyge Trier) vs Denmark for violation of articles 17 of CEDAW. The author is a citizen of the United States who married a Danish national. The author alleges that her husband began to beat her and in 2010 the violence of her husband towards her and the children worsened. He […]

  • Decision: 3. November 2014
Gender
CEDAW 37/2012

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
Gender
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

Kurdistan Liberation Party case

Concerning N.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 3 of CAT.   Since 1982, the applicant has been called yearly to perform military service, but he has not responded to the calls. He was a member of the Kurdistan Liberation Party (PRK). In 1982, a number of party members were arrested and provided the police […]

  • Decision: 20. June 2014
Torture
CAT 466/2011

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam case

Concerning Ms. M.S vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The complainant fears that if returned to Sri Lanka, she will be subjected to torture because of her affiliation with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. She is a Tamil herself. Although she was never a Tamil Tiger, her nephew was a prominent […]

  • Decision: 16. December 2013
Torture
CAT 429/2010

Hate speech against the Muslim community in Denmark

ConThe author A.W.P., Danish citizen, adheres to the Muslim faith. The author considers that statements of the members of Danish Peoples Party, comparing Islam with Nazism is a personal insult, which creates a hostile environment and discrimination. The author appealed the decision to the Public Prosecutor General who upheld the decision of the Regional Prosecutor […]

  • 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
Gender
CEDAW 44/2012

Father wanted daughter circumcised

Concerning Ms. M.N.N vs Denmark for violations of articles 1, 2 (c), 2 (d) and 3 of CEDAW. The author’s father left her mother when the latter was pregnant and the author lived with her mother in Natete until the age of 9 years. Since then the father kept finding the author’s whereabouts and tried […]

  • Decision: 15. August 2013
Gender
CEDAW 33/2011

Sexual harassment case

Concerning M. S. v. Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 12 and 16 of CEDAW. The author claims that she has always been subjected to discrimination as a Christian in Pakistan and that, when she became a young woman, this discrimination turned into sexual harassment. When she was about 16 years old, […]

  • Decision: 15. August 2013
Gender
CEDAW 40/2012

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

Intelligence service of Saddam Hussein case

Concerning Mr. A.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 12 and 16 of CAT. The author had nine friends who worked for the intelligence service of Saddam Hussein and served in his palaces. When visiting one of them in 1995, he was detained, as it turned out that these friends were members of the […]

  • Decision: 6. February 2013
Torture
CAT 412/2010

Racist mob attack case

Concerning M.D and Y.S. vs Denmark for violation of article 2, 3, 4 and 6 of CERD. The authors, M.D and Y.S., are iraqi citizens with refugee status in Denmark. M.D. has eight children, including Y.S. In 2004, they were living together in a house in Soroe, Denmark. In June 2004, a large group of […]

  • Decision: 2. April 2012
Race
CERD 46/2009

The Iranian Committee for Reformation on the Wall

Concerning S.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 3 and 22 of CAT. The complainant was born in Ghazvin in Iran. In July 2002, the complainant became actively involved in a monarchist group called “Refrondom Komite” (the Committee for Reformation on the Wall), a subgroup of the Royalist Party. One day, while handing out leaflets, […]

  • Decision: 30. November 2010
Torture
CAT 339/2008

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

Political debates over headscarf caused a personal insult 

The author F.A., Danish citizen, adheres to the Muslim faith and wears a headscarf for religious reasons. The author considers that statements of the leader and other members of Danish Peoples Party comparing the use of headscarf with the Nazi swastika, is a personal insult, which creates a hostile environment and discrimination. According to the […]

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

Thai Airways Case

The petitioners are Nicolai Hermansen, Signe Edrich and Jonna Vilstrup, all Danish citizens, born in Denmark. The Danish Broadcasting Network DR aired the program “Kontant” on 3 January 2006. With a hidden camera, a journalist pretended he wanted to buy a flight ticket from Thai Travel in Copenhagen. He found that it was possible to […]

  • Decision: 25. August 2010
Race
CERD 44/2009

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

“General references to Muslims”

Concerning A.W.R.A.P. (represented by counsel, the Documentation and Advisory Centre on Racial Discrimination) vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 4 and 6 of CERD. In 1997, the Danish Parliament adopted a bill abolishing the right of parents to corporally punish their children. The Danish Peoples Party voted against the bill.  In 2005, the Government […]

  • Decision: 8. August 2007
Race
CERD 37/2006

“race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin”

Concerning P. S. N. (represented by counsel, the Documentation and Advisory Centre on Racial Discrimination) vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 4 and 6 of CERD. Ms. Louise Frevert, a Member of Parliament for the Danish People’s Party, published statements against immigration and Muslims on her website. She also published similar statements in a […]

  • Decision: 8. August 2007
Race
CERD 36/2006

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
Race
CERD 40/2007

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

“was not based on the customer’s race, ethnic origin or the like”

Concerning Mr. E. S. (represented by the Documentation and Advisory Centre on Racial Discrimination) vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 5 and 6 of CERD. The petitioner contacted Fair Insurance A/S to purchase insurance covering loss of and damage to his car, as well as third party liability insurance. He was told that they […]

  • Decision: 10. March 2005
Race
CERD 32/2003

Right to family life

Concerning J.R.B vs Denmark for violation of articles 7, 17 and 23 of CCPR. The author served as an officer in the Ugandan army during the rule of Idi Amin. The author had been detained and tortured which made him flee to Denmark where he was granted asylum and then issues a permanent residence permit. […]

  • Decision: 9. December 2004
Human Rights
CCPR 1222/2003

Psychological torture by virtue of detention in solitary confinement

Concerning Ms. Helle Jensen (represented by counsel, Mr. Tyge Trier and Mr. Brent Sørensen) vs Denmark for violation of articles 1,12 and 16 of CAT. The author was arrested in her home in North Western Zealand and charged with smuggling cigarettes. The Court ordered the author’s detention and solitary confinement. The solitary confinement period was […]

  • Decision: 24. May 2004
Torture
CAT 202/2002

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
Torture
CAT 225/2003

“General reference to foreigners”

Concerning Mr. K. Q. (represented by the Documentation and Advisory Centre on Racial Discrimination) vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 4 and 6 of CERD. Ms. Pia Andersson, a member of the executive board of the Progressive Party, faxed to the media two letters stating inter alia: “No to more Mohammedan rapes! … Cultural […]

  • Decision: 10. March 2004
Race
CERD 33/2003

Groupe Islamic Algérien

Mr. M. O. (represented by Ms. Birte Falkesgaard-Larsen) vs Denmark for violation of articles 22 of CAT. The complainant served as a corporal in a weapons store in the Algerian army. In 1994, he was contacted by representatives of the Groupe Islamic Algérien (GIA), who asked him to work for them and he refused. The […]

  • Decision: 21. November 2003
Torture
CAT 209/2002

Member of the Citizens’ Union in Russia

Concerning Mr. V. R. vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. On 6 November 1992, the author and his wife entered Denmark and immediately applied for asylum. The author’s application was rejected and his family and he returned to Russia. Upon returning to the Russian Federation from Denmark, the complainant alleges that he […]

  • Decision: 21. November 2003
Torture
CAT 210/2002

“Danish foreman” case

Concerning The Documentation and Advisory Centre on Racial Discrimination vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 4, 5 and 6 of CERD. A private company, “Torben Jensen A/S”, published a job advertisement in the Danish newspaper “Jyllands Posten”. The advertisement read as follows: “The construction company BAC SIA seeks Danish foreman who, in cooperation with […]

  • Decision: 28. August 2003
Race
CERD 28/2003

“No to more Mohammedan rapes!”

Concerning K. Q. (represented by Eddie Khawaja) vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 4 and 6 of CERD. The petitioner is Kamal Quereshi is a Danish national and a member of the Danish Parliament for the Socialist People’s Party. Pia Andersen, a member of the Executive Board of the Progressive Party, faxed a party […]

  • Decision: 26. August 2003
Race
CERD 27/2002

“Immigrant pig” case

Concerning A.N.S (represented by counsel) vs Denmark for violation of articles 2 and 6 of CERD. The petitioner was working on a construction site in a public housing area in Randers, Denmark, for the company “Assentoft Painters and Decorators” owned by Jesper Christensen. When the petitioner approached Mr. Christensen to claim overdue payments, their conversation […]

  • Decision: 16. April 2003
Race
CERD 25/2002

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
Race
CERD 22/2002

Islamic Movement Al‑Jama’a al‑Islamiya al‑Libya

Concerning  Mr. F.F.Z. vs Denmark for violation of articles 3 and 22 of CAT. The complainant lived in the city of Benghazi in Libya since he was born. His cousin A.A. was a member of the Islamic Movement Al‑Jama’a al‑Islamiya al‑Libya (hereinafter called Al Jama’a). The complainant spent a lot of time with his cousin, […]

  • Decision: 24. May 2002
Torture
CAT 180/2001

Zwiadists Political Party

Concerning Ms. E.T.B. (Represented by Let Bosnia Live) vs Denmark for violation of articles 3 and 22 of CAT. The complainant is a widow with two minor children, all Georgian citizens of Mengrel ethnic origin. In Georgia she and her deceased husband, were working for the former Georgian President, and his political party, the Zwiadists, […]

  • Decision: 24. May 2002
Torture
CAT 146/1999

Etcetera case

Concerning Ms. M. B. (represented by counsel) vs Denmark for violation of articles 2 and 6 of CERD. The petitioner and her brother, a Danish citizen of Brazilian origin and a friend, a black Brazilian, were waiting to enter the restaurant discotheque “Etcetera”. The doorman, Martin Andersen, told them, that he could not let them […]

  • Decision: 15. March 2002
Race
CERD 20/2000

Danish housing company case

Concerning S.S.M, an Iraqi citizen currently residing in Denmark [represented by counsel] vs Denmark for violation of article 6 of CERD. The petitioner was registered as an applicant for renting an apartment with the Danish housing company, DAB. The DAB informed him that an apartment was available and asked him whether he would be interested […]

  • Decision: 15. August 2001
Race
CERD 19/2000

Discotheque Case

Concerning B.J., a Danish engineer of Iranian origin (represented by legal counsel) vs Denmark for violation of articles 2 and 5 of CERD. The author went to a discotheque in Odense with his brother and a group of friends. Two of them were of Danish origin and four were not. The doorman of the discotheque, […]

  • Decision: 8. May 2000
Race
CERD 17/1999

“Bunch of monkeys” case

Concerning K. A., a Danish citizen of Pakistani origin, (represented by legal counsel) vs Denmark for violation of article 14 of CERD. On 16 June 1998 family members and friends had come to meet pupils after the exams at the Avedore Gymnasium, Hvidovre, as is the usual practice in Danish high schools. The author and […]

  • Decision: 8. May 2000
Race
CERD 16/1999

Sparbank Vest Loan Case

Concerning Z.B.A.H, a Tunisian citizen residing in Denmark (represented by counsel) vs Denmark for violation of articles 2 and 6 of CERD. On 17 May 1996 the author visited the shop “Scandinavian Car Styling” to purchase an alarm set for his car. When he inquired about procedures for obtaining a loan he was informed that […]

  • Decision: 6. April 1999
Race
CERD 10/1997