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

Use of torture after deportation

The author – M.E., a stateless Palestinian, entered Denmark with his stepmother and two siblings in 1990, when he was seven years old. He was granted asylum in 1993. In 1997, when the applicant was fifteen years old, he returned to Syria for six months and worked as a painter. In Denmark, the applicant married […]

  • Decision: 8 Juli 2014
HUDOC 58363-10

Use of pepper spray on prisoner

A.E.A., Danish national, was arrested and charged with breaching the Weapons and Explosives Act and detained on remand, first in a local prison and then in Enner Mark Prison. After arrival there, he was repeatedly placed in observation and security cells because of his aggressive and threatening behaviour. While being held in one such observation […]

  • Decision: 3 Oktober 2023
HUDOC
HUDOC 27753-19

Deportation of nine Sri Lankan nationals, linked with the Tamil Tigers

The authors are nine Sri Lankan nationals of Tamil ethnicity (T.N., S.N., S.S., P.K., N.S. and others) who have been refused asylum in Denmark and have been ordered to return to Sri Lanka. They are all of Tamil ethnicity with Tamil features and all had connections (directly or through their families) with the Liberation Tigers […]

  • Decision: 20 April 20211
HUDOC
HUDOC 20594-08

Were the euthanasia and assisted suicide a violation of the right to freedom of expression?

The author S.L., a Danish national, is a retired physician, and member of an association in favor of euthanasia, was convicted of two counts of assisted suicide, and one count of attempted assisted suicide under Article 240 of the Danish Penal Code. He was sentenced to 60 days’ imprisonment, suspended. Maintaining that he had merely […]

HUDOC
HUDOC 15136-20

Refusal in adoption of the children, born by the surrogate mother.

The authors K.K., Danish citizen, is the mother of the other two coauthors C1 and C2, who are twins. In 2013 a surrogate mother in Ukraine gave birth to C1 and C2 following a surrogacy agreement with the intended parents of the children, K.K. and her husband, who was the biological father. The birth certificates […]

HUDOC
HUDOC 25212-21

A.S., a Turkish national, v.Denmark in a violation of Articles 3 and 8 of the Convention

The author A.S. is a Turkish national who had been resident in Denmark for most of his life. After being convicted of aggravated assault committed with other people, which had led to the victim’s death, the applicant was in 2008 placed in the secure unit of a residential institution for the severely mentally impaired for […]

HUDOC
HUDOC 57467-15

Restraint bed and compensation form the authorities

A.L.A., v. Denmark in the ECHR in a violation of art. 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The author A.L.A, Danish national, born in 1985. He suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and was sentenced in 2005 to committal to a psychiatric hospital following five incidents of violence against […]

HUDOC
HUDOC 45439-18

Dane who travelled to restricted area in Syrian Civil War

The author T.M.J., Danish national, stated during a radio interview that he had been on the front line in the village of Tal Saman/Tal Elsamen in the al-Raqqa District in early January 2017 in the Syrian Civil War. The police initiated an investigation. T.M.J. was charged with a breach of the Penal Code and with […]

HUDOC
HUDOC 60785-19

Danish authorities’ temporary refusal to grant the applicant’s wife a residence permit in Denmark based on family reunification

The author M.A. against Denmark in a violation of article 8 and 14 of the Convention. The author is a Syrian national, who fled Syria in 2015 and entered Denmark in 2015, requested asylum. In his request for asylum, he submitted that being a doctor, he was at risk of being subjected to ill treatment […]

HUDOC
HUDOC 6697-18

Separation of children from their father due to his deportation to Nigeria

O.M., a national of Nigeria, v. Denmark on behalf of “stepson”, C.C.O.U., a national of Nigeria, and two children, C.C.A.M. and A.C.C., nationals of Nigeria born in Denmark, for violation of articles 3, 7, 9 and 10 of the Convention. In 2015, O.M. entered Denmark and applied for asylum. In 2016, the asylum procedure was […]

  • Decision: 16 Oktober 2023
Child
CRC 145/2021

Forced psychiatric interventions; deprivation of freedom based on psychosocial disability

S.M., a national of Denmark, v.Denmark on violation of articles 14, 15 and 16, read in conjunction with article 4, and articles 17 and 25, of the Convention. The author describes himself as a human rights activist who has been subjected to forced psychiatric interventions since 2011, as a result of which the author took […]

  • Decision: 4 Oktober 2023
Disability
CRPD 61/2019

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 […]

  • Decision: 8 August 2023
Child
CRC 140/2021

Trafficking victim

Concerning E.E vs Denmark for violation of CCPR. The author E.E. was taken by her cousin against her and her mother’s will to Serbia to marry a Serbian national. Later the author discovered that her husband’s family had paid 7000 euro for her. During her staying in Serbia, she was physically abused by her husband, […]

  • Decision: 16 March 2023
Human Rights
CCPR 2858/2016

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

D.N.S. vs Denmark’s violation of art. 2,3,12 of CEDAW

Danish authorities rejected application of D.N.S. for asylum in Denmark in 2019. D.N.S. was seeking the asylum, basing on the following arguments: – The Al-Shabaab militant group took control over the author’s hometown in Somalia and threatened to author’s family. Later the author’s father was shot dead by Al-Shabaab and the author was detained in […]

  • Decision: 23 February 2022
Gender
CEDAW 144/2019

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
Child
CRC 83/2019
Child
CRC 96/2019

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

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
Child
CRC 49/2018

Fleeing from violent uncle

Concerning F.H.A vs. Denmark for violation of articles 1 and 2 (d), read in conjunction with article 2 (e) and (f), of CEDAW. The author of the communication is F.H.A., a Somalian national born in 1988. In June 2010, the author began a relationship with a man against her uncle’s will. They were married in […]

  • Decision: 17 February 2020
Gender
CEDAW 108/2016

Falsely accused and sentenced to death

Concerning H.D. vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 12 and 15 of CEDAW. The author is a national of Somalia, born in 1989. She was married in 2007 and her husband disappeared in 2010. In 2013, the author began a relationship with another man, A. It was a secret, because if al-Shabaab knew she […]

  • Decision: 9 July 2018
Gender
CEDAW 76/2014

Condemned by political party and accused of terror attack

Concerning S. vs Denmark for violation of articles 1, 7 and 9 of CCPR. The author is a member of the Jamaat-e-Islami, a political party that opposes the Government of Bangladesh. Since 2007, he has been regarded as a non-cooperative member of the party, who should be punished. He stopped his political activities when the […]

  • Decision: 26 March 2018
Human Rights
CCPR 2642/2015

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

Pro-democracy movement in China

Concerning the author C.L. and his minor son Z.L. vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7 and 18 of CCPR. The author entered Denmark in 2012 and applied for asylum. He fears being arrested, potentially sentenced to life imprisonment or the death penalty, and subjected to renewed torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading […]

  • Decision: 26 March 2018
Human Rights
CCPR 2753/2016

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

Fleeing from forced marriage

Concerning A.N.A. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 3, 5 and 16 (b) of CEDAW. The author fled Somalia because she fears persecution and forced marriage by Al-Shabaab. This is because her family refused when an Al-Shabaab member asked to marry the author. Al-Shabaab members then tried to take her away, but she managed to […]

  • Decision: 15 July 2019
Gender
CEDAW 94/2015

Blood feud case 2

Concerning Z.H. and A.H. and their children K.H., M.H. and E.H. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 3, 6, 19, 24 27 and 28 of CRC. The family left Albania owing to its involvement in a blood feud. The authors note that blood feuds often continue until all male members of a family involved in […]

  • Decision: 18 September 2019
Child
CRC 32/2017

Blood feud case

Concerning E.P. and F.P and their children A.P. and K.P. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 2, 3, 6 and 28 of CRC. The family claimed asylum on the grounds of a blood feud in Albania that threatened their lives. They claim that the children would run a risk to their lives, given that the […]

  • Decision: 25 September 2019
Child
CRC 33/2017

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

Conscientious objector case

Concerning X vs. Denmark for violation of articles 7, 14 and 18 of CCPR. The author, X, is an Eritrean national, but spent his entire life outside Eritrea. He is a member of a Christian religious minority, who refuses to perform military performance. He will therefore be regarded as an opponent of the regime in […]

  • Decision: 26 March 2014
Human Rights
CCPR 2007/2010

Domestic abuse for 11 years

Concerning K.I.A. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 1 and 2 (d), read in conjunction with articles 2 (e) and (f) of CEDAW. The author travelled to Denmark in 2013 with her 5 children and applied for asylum. The author is a Jordanian of Palestinian origin. She was forced to marry a 47-year-old man whom […]

  • Decision: 17 December 2019
Gender
CEDAW 82/2015

Feared conscript to the military

Concerning J.F.H. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 7 og 23 of CCPR. The author of the case J.F.H., a male applicant from Syria. As a motive for asylum, he had referred to the fact that, upon returning to Syria, he feared summoning as a conscript to the Syrian military or being recruited by the […]

  • Decision: 12 April 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2672/2015

Revolution in Egypt case

Concerning H.E.A.K. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2, 7, 9 and 19 of the CCPR. The author is an Egyptian national, and a well-known member and founder of the organization Ultras Ahlawy club. His asylum request was rejected by the Danish authorities in 2013. Ultras Ahlawy participated actively in all major occasions during […]

  • Decision: 23 July 2015
Human Rights
CCPR 2343/2014

Chechen woman raped by Russian soldiers

Concerning M.K.M. vs. Denmark for violation of article 2 (d)-(f), 5 (a) and 16 (1) (d) of CEDAW. The author has several times faced problems with the rebels and the authorities in Chechnya. The first time was when she was living with her first husband. in 2005 the author’s husband and his father were arrested […]

  • Decision: 29 October 2018
Gender
CEDAW 81/2015

Racial discrimination in a Danish job centre

Concerning S.A. Vs. Denmark in violation of article 2 (1) (c), 5 and 6 of CERD. S.A., originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, acquired Danish citizenship in 2002 and currently resides in Denmark. In July 2009, he moved to Aalborg. The author experienced racial discrimination when he applied for social assistance and was denied income support […]

  • Decision: 13 December 2018
Race
CERD 58/2016

Fears return to Italy with small son

Concerning F.M.H. and her son vs. Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The author fled Somalia in 2008 and applied for asylum upon arrival in Lampedusa, Italy. She stayed about a year at an asylum center, and in 2009, the author was granted a temporary residence permit. When the author received the residence […]

  • Decision: 18 October 2018
Human Rights
CCPR 2734/2016

Doesn’t believe they married out of love

Concerning Ms. Aden and Mr. Hassan vs. Denmark for violation of article 17, 23 and 26 of CCPR. In early 2012, the authors were introduced to each other by Mr. Hassan’s brother and initiated a relationship by telephone. Ms. Aden is residing in Kenya and Mr. Hassan is residing in Denmark. They met in person […]

  • Decision: 25 July 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2531/2015

Single mom with small child facing inhuman situation

Regarding B.A.A., and her minor son, vs. Denmark in violation of article 7 of CCPR. The author fled Eritrea when she refused to join the army and arrived in Italy in 2008 and granted temporary residence permit. She went to Milan, but struggled finding job or housing, and was forced to live in an abandoned […]

  • Decision: 13 July 2018
Human Rights
CCPR 2575/2015

Chechen woman sexually assaulted by the authorities

Concerning Mrs. A.R.I. vs. Denmark for violation of article 2 (c) – (f) and article 5 (a) of CEDAW. The author had been studying medicine for almost a year when the armed conflict broke out in Chechnya. The author was not a member of any political or religious organizations and had not sympathized with the […]

  • Decision: 25 February 2019
Gender
CEDAW 96/2015

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
CCPR 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
CCPR 2603/2015

Child Risks Separation from Mother if Deported

Concerning A.S. vs. Denmark for violation of article 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 of CRC. The author, A.S., is a Pakistani national born in 2008. The author and his mother are subjected to a deportation order from Denmark to Pakistan. In May 2011, the author and his parents entered Denmark and granted asylum […]

  • Decision: 26 September 2019
Child
CRC 36/2017

Woman fearing her husbands rage if she is forced to return

Concerning Ms. R.S.A.A. vs Denmark for violation of articles 1 and 2 (d), read in conjunction with article 2 (c) and (f), and article 15 (4) of CEDAW. The applicant is a stateless Palestinian raised in a refugee camp near Damascus. She has held a Jordanian passport since her marriage to a Jordanian national and […]

  • Decision: 15 July 2019
Gender
CEDAW 86/2015

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

Satellite dishes case

Concerning Mr. M.B.S vs Denmark for violation of article 7 and 13 of CCPR. The following case has been decided. It was found by the Committee that it would not violate the authors rights if deported. See the attached PDF for the full decision or read on to get a description of the case. The […]

  • Decision: 29 March 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2439/2014

Media coverage on dismissed Iranian asylum seekers case

Concerning S.F.F vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7, 13 and 14 of CCPR. The following case has been decided. It was found by the Committee that the authors rights would not be violated if deported. The author is born in Iran but fled in 1998. He applied for asylum because he was wanted […]

  • Decision: 14. March 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2494/2014

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

Disabled man’s right to family reunification violated

The male author was receiving social benefits on the basis of his disability and he was not in a position to take up employment. Danish authorities rejected the author’s application for family reunification as they concluded that the male author had a reasonable prospect of satisfying the requirement of self-support, because of his possibility of […]

  • Decision: 31. August 2018
Disability
CRPD 39/2017

Deported Jordanian citizen with family ties in Denmark

A.H.A. v. Denmark in a violation of the article 8 of the ECHR. A.H.A. is a Jordanian national who entered Denmark when he was 20 years old and was granted residence after marrying a stateless Palestinian woman with Danish nationality. They had three children together. After divorcing, A.H.A. married an Iraqi woman of Kurdish origin. […]

  • Decision: 23 Januar 2019
HUDOC
HUDOC 25593-14

Conversion case

Concerning Ka.H. vs. Denmark for violation of article 2, 6 and/or 7, 13, 14 and 26 of CCPR. The author fears persecution because he was an active member of the Basij, between 2004-2007. He worked as a guard and collected information on people who crossed the specific control areas. He was also ordered to collect […]

  • Decision: 16. July 2018
Human Rights
CCPR 2423/2014

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

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. In 2015, when the applicant was 6 months pregnant, her application for asylum was rejected by the Danish Immigration Service. The author appealed this decision to the Danish Refugee Appeals Board, on the basis that […]

  • Decision: 28. January 2018
Child
CRC 3/2016

False information concerning age

The author is from Damascus, Syria. He submits that he fled Syria in March 2015 because of the war, and that he entered Greece in April of the same year as an unaccompanied minor. After running out of funds in Greece, he applied for asylum and was granted refugee status. However, his attempts to get […]

  • Decision: 30. November 2017
Human Rights
CCPR 2770/2016

Jesus Hope of Life NGO case

The author is from Pakistan and Christian by birth. He was a member of Jesus Hope of Life, an NGO. His task was to share the word of the Bible to people of other religions. During an event, he met a Muslim Mullah who strongly disapproved the author’s christian believes. Hereafter, the author received a […]

  • Decision: 25. August 2017
Torture
CAT 625/2014

Brother participating in equality movement case

Concerning Mr. S.S.B vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The author worked in a store in Sudan. Three men from the National Security Force entered the store and stabbed the author with a knife several times. The author’s brother was affiliated to the Justice and Equality Movement and the three men wanted […]

  • Decision: 19. June 2017
Torture
CAT 602/2014

Interim Measures in Torture case

The author is from Turkey. As an asylum motive, he explained that he feared being sentenced to a longer prison term because he had been a member of a number of parties, including the PKK and KCK from 2006 to 2010. Furthermore, the applicant feared being sentenced a long prison sentence because he was a […]

  • Decision: 25 Januar 2021
Torture
CAT 743/2016

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

Political Material Case

Concerning A.P.J vs Denmark for violation of articles 7, 19 and 26 of CCPR. The author claims that in 2008, he started helping a friend, A.M., who distributed medication smuggled to the Islamic Republic of Iran from Iraq. However, the author found that his friend also transported political material from the Democratic Party of Iranian […]

  • Decision: 26. April 2017
Human Rights
CCPR 2252/2013

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

Achieving Danish citizenship

The applicant, now a Danish citizen, was born in 1944 in Iran, where he was imprisoned in 1984 and subjected to torture. Three years later, he escaped to Turkey with his wife and two children, where he was granted refugee status. In 1990, he and his family entered Denmark and obtained a permanent residence permit. […]

  • Decision: 19. January 2017
HUDOC
HUDOC 55607/09

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

Fleeing from Syrian civil war

Concerning Mr B.M.I. and Ms. N. A.K. and their two children (represented by counsel, Hannah Krog) vs Denmark for violation of articles 7 of CCPR. B.M.I., N.A.K. and their daughter P. fled from Syria due to the civil war and arrived in Bulgaria. The authors were exposed to “inhuman or degrading treatment contrary to the […]

  • Decision: 16. December 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2569/2015

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

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 2011. He worked for the Ministry of Labour, Social affairs, Martyrs and Disabled in Afghanistan. The applicant was involved in delivering humanitarian aid. The applicant’s task was to cover the seven districts of Logar […]

  • Decision: 6 November 2020
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

Falun Gong case

Concerning Ms. J.D vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 6, 7, 14, 18, 26 and 27 of CCPR. The author is subject to religious persecution and detention as a member of Falun Gong (a religion which is illegal in China). She was imprisoned several times and then at a mental hospital until 2007. During […]

  • Decision: 26 October 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2204/2012

Iranian Green Movement case

Concerning Ms. P.H.A vs Denmark for violation of Articles 1, 2, 3, 12 and 15 of CEDAW.   The applicant left Iran because she and her husband were tortured. In 2007, The applicant was given 25 lashes for serving alcohol. In 2009, the applicant’s husband participated in the Iranian Green Movement demonstrations after which he […]

  • Decision: 24. November 2016
Gender
CEDAW 61/2013

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

The Iraqi Nationals Party case

Concerning Mr I.A.K. vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 6, 7, 13, 14 and 26 of CCPR. The author was born in Baghdad and professes Shia Muslim faith. He was a member of Hizb Al-Umma Al-Iraqiya (the Iraqi Nation Party-INP). Shia Muslims perceive members of the INP as traitors because INP has connections to […]

  • Decision: 18. November 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2115/2011

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

Against military dictatorship case

Concerning A.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 6 and 7 of CCPR. The author is a egyptian national and is against military dictatorship and refuses to perform military service. By the end of 2008 he received the first draft letter from the Army and he went into hiding. Exemption from military service is not […]

  • Decision: 22 March 2018
Human Rights
CCPR 2595/2015

Racist comments about Islam

Concerning Mr. A.N vs Denmark for the violation of articles 2, 20 (2) and 27 of CCPR. In September 2005, a Member of Parliament for the Danish People’s Party, Louise Frevert, published on her website a set of articles in which she accused Muslims of believing that that they have a right “to rape Danish […]

  • Decision: 11 August 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2039/2011

Burmese soldiers case

Concerning Mr. T.D.J vs Denmark for violation of Articles 7, 13, 18, 19 and 26 of CCPR. In September 2006 the author was beaten to unconsciousness up by Burmese soldiers because he lost their equipment in an incident. He was in hospital for 13 days. A month later, the soldiers visited the author’s home twice […]

  • Decision: 11 August 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 2654/2015

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

“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

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

Denial of Danish citizenship without reason

The applicant was born in Afghanistan. He came to Denmark as an unaccompanied minor at the age of 15, as he had lost contact with his family. The applicant has learnt danish, graduated high school, and is studying to become a civil engineer. The applicant applied for naturalisation in 2007, but was refused as he […]

  • Decision: 13. October 2016
HUDOC
HUDOC 64372/11

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

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

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

Refugee Quota

Concerning Mr. R.K vs. Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The author was tortured before fleeing Iran in the 1980’s and he applied for asylum in Greece. He was invited to Denmark on the so-called Refugee Quota and he got a residence permit in 1991 as a Convention Refugee.  Since 1991, he did […]

  • Decision: 1. September 2016
Torture
CAT 607/2014

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 […]

  • Decision: 29 October 2018
Gender
CEDAW 101/2016

Deportation of Pakistani asylum seeker 

A.B. v. Denmark on violation of articles 6, 7 and 13 of CCPR by deporting the author as he fears a risk to his life and persecution in Pakistan. The author is a Christian, owned an internet café in Pakistan until 2009. The author received threatening letters from the local Quran school, stating that the […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2748/2016

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

Somalian Woman with child

Concerning Ms. S.F.A. vs. Denmark violation of CEDAW. The following case has been decided. The Committee decided the 26 February 2018 that the communication is inadmissible. 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 […]

  • Decision: 26 February 2018
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

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

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

Escaping Forced Marriage case

Concerning Ms. V.B.S.K vs. Denmark violation of CEDAW articles 1, 2, 3, 12, 15, 16 and general comments No. 12 and 19. The author is a christian and in 2009 she met a Hindu man Mr. R. They wanted to have a relationship but they were both attacked by the author’s parents. The author’s parents […]

  • Decision: 2. August 2016
Gender
CEDAW 57/2013

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

Pakistani conversion from Islam to Christianity

Concerning Mr. R vs. Denmark violation of CCPR article 6 and 7. The applicant is the son of a Pakistani diplomat. While his father is Muslim, his mother is Christian, and all 3 children are now Christian. This is a fact that their father cannot accept, and when he discovered the author’s interest in Christianity […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2440/2014

Criticism of the Refugee Board’s decision

Concerning Mr. M.K.H (represented by Helle Holm Thomsen) vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The author is from Bengal and was involved in homosexual activities with a childhood friend. When the author and his partner were caught, they were beaten and tortured. They were expelled from their families and their village and […]

  • Decision: 12. July 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2462/2014

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

Romanian conviction of fraud case

The complainants are Ms. I.M. and Mr. V.Z, both Romanian nationals born in 1967 and 1968 respectively. The complainants used to own a private business. In 2001, their business faced serious financial obstacles. As a result, the complainants were sued by their creditors, principally by someone called Mr. M.C. The complainants claimed that they received […]

  • Decision: 7. June 2016
Torture
CAT 593/2014

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

Biao Case

For the first time, The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Denmark has discriminated. After a case that has lasted 13 years, HUDOC decided for the first time, that Denmark’s rules for family reunification discriminate against citizens not born in Denmark. Biao came to Denmark in 1993, but could not live in Denmark with […]

  • Decision: 24. May 2016
HUDOC
HUDOC 38590/10

Photographed under the influence of alcohol

Concerning K.G vs Denmark for violation of article 7 of CCPR. The author was born and raised in the village of Badulla, Sri Lanka where he owned two shops. He is of Tamil ethnicity and Hindu faith. The author’s elder sister converted to Christianity from Hinduism and thus the author’s family was denied access to […]

  • Decision: 22. March 2016
Human Rights
CCPR 2347/2014

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

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

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

Homophobia case

Concerning A. S. vs. Denmark for violation of CEDAW. The following case has been decided. The Committee has decided that the communication is inadmissible. Entering Denmark on July 22 2012, the author applied for asylum. The author informed the Danish police, that she was a lesbian and she had to flee Uganda because some local […]

  • Decision: 26 February 2018
Gender
CEDAW 80/2015

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

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

“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

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
Gender
CCPR 35/2011

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

Solitary confinement

The author – P.R., Danish national, alleged that the Danish authorities subjected him to a treatment contrary to Article 3 of the Convention since they detained him on remand in solitary confinement from December 1994 until November 1995. P.R. was arrested and charged with drug trafficking in connection with the importation of a consignment of […]

  • Decision: 21 Juli 2005
HUDOC 69332-01

“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

Partido Roldosista Ecuatoriano

Concerning S.C. vs Denmark for violation of article 3 and 22 of CAT. The author states that she became a member of the illegal opposition party Partido Roldosista Ecuatoriano (PRE) in Santo Domingo, Ecuador, in April 1995, but underlines that she had been an active supporter since 1985. The author’s involvement includes distributing political propaganda […]

  • Decision: 17. August 1999
Torture
CAT 143/1999

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

Teaching the faith of Jehovah’s Witnesses to child

Concerning P.S. and his son T.S vs Denmark for violation of article 3 and 14 of CCPR. The author married in 1983. In 1986, he and his wife were separated by decision of the County Authorities of North Jutland, which also decided on joint custody of the son. In 1988 the Municipal Court of Varde […]

  • Decision: 18. August 1992
Human Rights
CCPR 397/1990

Author must leave Denmark after serving his sentence

Concerning A.M vs Denmark for violation of article 5 of CCPR. The author is a Pakistani citizen residing in Denmark since 1970. In 1989, the author was involved in a violent fight in Odense, with several other men from Pakistan, Morocco and Algeria. At least four people were severely injured and one of them died. […]

  • Decision: 23. July 1982
Human Rights
CCPR 121/1982

Correcting any procedural errors

Concerning K. L. vs Denmark for violation of articles 2 and 14 of CCPR. The author complains that decisions of the Supreme Court of Denmark in three civil cases concerning the author, upholding the decisions of the lower court in the cases in question, constitute a breach by the Supreme Court of the International Covenant […]

  • Decision: 27. March 1981
Human Rights
CCPR 81/1980

Danish authorities permeated with ‘radical leftist political ideology’

The author of the communication K. L. is a Danish citizen of Swedish descent, born on 28 November 1945. He directs his complaints against various public officials, municipal and State authorities from several branches of Government in Denmark on the ground, that they have persistently subjected him to discrimination, because of his ethnic, religious and […]

  • Decision: 26. March 1980
Human Rights
CCPR 59/1979

Second hand car for DKr 500

The author of the communication  is a Danish citizen residing in Denmark. He states that on 1 November 1970 he contracted to buy an eleven-year-old car for DKr 500. He subsequently sought to invalidate the purchase and applied for leave to file a civil suit flee of costs. His application was refused by the district […]

  • Decision: 26. March 1980
Human Rights
CCPR 60/1979