The inhumane treatment with regard to the Iranian refugee woman

G.K.H.Z., an Iranian Kurdish refugee woman and mother of three children v. Denmark for violation of her rights as a refugee. In April 2022, G.K.H.Z. was fell to the ground and was expelled from a refugee camp in Denmark, was beaten by four police officers with a hard use of physical force towards woman whose […]

  • Decision: 27 October 2023
Human Rights
CCRP 4144/2022

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 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

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

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

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

The author’s father was the representative of people in Daykundi province in Afghanistan, who delivered public speeches to the communities. Due to the applicant’s father activity, the family had to flee from Afghanistan to Iran, as far as applicant’s father was in danger. The applicant grew up in Iran, where his family still lives illegally, […]

  • Decision: 4 Januar 2023
Torture
CAT 1150/2022

Asylum for Iraqi woman on motive of gender specific violence 

C.A.A. v. Denmark on violation CEDAW art. 2,12,16 and the principle of Non-Refoulement of women as stated in General Recommendation #32. C.A.A. came to Denmark on 4, December 2016 and applied for asylum on 5 December 2016. On 5 January 2017, the Danish Immigration Service decided on a request for transfer C.A.A. to Portugal and […]

  • Decision: 11 Marts 2020
Gender
CEDAW 163/2020

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

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

Deportation of victim of torture

A.M.A.F. is a stateless person, who came to Denmark from the West Bank (Palestine) in 2012. A.M.A.F. was born in a politically engaged family where both his grandfather and father co-founded the Palestine Liberation Organization, PLO. A.M.A.F. is an IT engineer, with high education. A.M.A.F. was politically active from his earliest youth and took part […]

Torture
CAT 1113/2021
Child
CRC 96/2019

Circumcision case

Concerning A.A.S. vs. Denmark for violation of CRC. The author was denied asylum by the Immigration Service and the Refugee Appels Board upheld the decision. Thus, it was submitted to the Committee on Rights of the Child on behalf of A.A.S. But while it was pending at the Committee, A.A.S was granted Refugee Status by […]

  • Decision: 16 July 2020
Child
CRC 85/2019

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

Deportation of Kurdish-Syrian political activist

The author N.A.K., citizen of Syria, v. Denmark in violation of article 3 and article 13 of the Convention against Torture. As a Kurd from Syria, the author subjected to torture by the Syrian authorities for being active in demonstrations in Aleppo in 2004. The author was a member of Kurdish party Yeketi. The Danish […]

Torture
CAT 409/2009

Family reunification success

Concerning  A.H.A. et al. vs Denmark for violation of articles 3, 7, 9, 10 and 12 of CRC.  Together with their parents, the authors fled Syria in 2015 and travelled to Denmark. The four youngest authors flew with their mother and grandmother, via Turkey and Greece. The other two authors travelled directly to Denmark with their […]

  • Decision: 20 August 2018
Child
CRC 52/2018

Author got residence permit while pending at the Committee

Concerning H.S. vs Denmark The author applied for asylum in Denmark, but her application was rejected. Thus, it was send to CEDAW. While it was pending at the Committee, the State Party decided to grant her residence permit on the 19 February 2018. Therefore, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women decided to […]

  • Decision: 9 July 2018
Gender
CEDAW 113/2017

Tailor imprisoned for sewing kurdish clothes

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

  • Decision: 29 August 2013
Torture
CAT 445/2011

Refusing to give torture examination

Concerning A.H.M. vs. Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The author is a Somali citizen born in 1972. He Is from a small town South West of Mogadishu – which is controlled by al-Shabaab. He fled to Denmark and applied for asylum, but his application got rejected. If the author is deported back […]

  • Decision: 21. Marts 2024
Torture
CAT 985/2020

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

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

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

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

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

Iranian family sent back and forth between Denmark and Italy

The following case is about the deportation of an Iranian refugee family with four children, aged 1-11, to Italy. The authors arrived in Italy in October 2012. Immediately after they were granted asylum, they were evicted from their temporary shelter and forced to live on the streets. They left for Denmark two weeks later. In […]

  • Decision: 1 November 2019
Child
CRC 43/2018

Residence permit withdrawn then given back after attention from UN

Concerning A.M.H. vs. Denmark for violation of article 6 and 7 of CCPR. The author got in a conflict with Al-Shabaab, because he refused to join them. That led to Al-Shabaab killing his father and detaining the author. He escaped the prison after three days. The day after the escape, the Al-Shabaab came asking for […]

  • Decision: 18 October 2019
Human Rights
CCPR 3282/2019

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

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

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

Training to perform suicide attacks case

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

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

Fleeing Iraq to marry Danish citizen case

Concerning N.A.S vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 12 and 16 of CEDAW. The author was born and raised in Iraq. Her father decided who she will have to marry and she was not told about this. The author met a young man Mr.A (citizen of Denmark) and they fell in love and decided […]

  • Decision: 27 February 2020
Gender
CEDAW 109/2016

Reopened case – member of FNL party

Concerning Ms. M.E.N. vs. Denmark violation of CEDAW article 2 (d), 12 and 15. The applicant was born on 1 July 1988 in Burundi. The author is a Burundian national, an ethnic Hutu and a Protestant. In 2008, she became a member of the party FNL, the opposition party to the government in Burundi, as […]

  • Decision: 6 February 2017
Gender
CEDAW 72/2014

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

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

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

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

Suppressing the population in Chechnya case

Concerning Ms. R.G vs Denmark for violation of articles 1, 2 (c) and (d), 3, 12 and 15 of CEDAW. The applicant’s husband worked for Mr. R.K and she was left alone for long periods without any knowledge about his activities. In April 2012, her husband came home and told her to get ready to […]

  • Decision: 29 October 2018
Gender
CEDAW 73/2014

Military Service Case

Concerning Ms.F.K vs Denmark for violation of article 2, 7, 14 and 26 of CCPR. The author is a citizen of Eritrea. She and her family fled in 1985 to Sudan. She married a Sudanese man in 1996, but was expelled from the family for doing this. Unfortunately her husband died, so she married a […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2074/2011

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 child case

Concerning Ms. A.O.D. vs. Denmark violation of CEDAW article 2 (d), 12 and 15. The author is a Somali national, born on 27 February 1991. She feared that if she is returned to Somalia, she would be killed by Al-Shabaab and the family of A.A., with whom she had a child outside marriage. When the […]

  • Decision: 27 February 2020
Gender
CEDAW 84/2015

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

Minor seeking asylum with his brother

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eritrean Woman Torture Case

Concerning S.A. vs. Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT and article 7 of CCPR. When the author applied for asylum in Denmark, she expressed her fear for the return to Ethiopia as she has gone through torture. If returned she would be kidnapped and tortured by the Ethiopian authorities or forced to perform […]

Torture
CAT 460/2011

Afghanistan Tadjik Conversion

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

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

Political Persecution of Kurdish man in Syria

Concerning A. O. vs. Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT and article 7 of CCPR. The author left Syria as a political prosecutor and has been arrested and subjected to torture by the Syrian authorities due to his Kurdish background. He entered Denmark in 2010. When he applied for asylum in Denmark, he […]

  • Decision: 7. November 2014
Torture
CAT 484/2011

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

Mistreated in military case

This case concerns an Eritrean man who served in the Eritrean military. In Eritrea the military service is by law set to be 1 ½ years, however after this period he was forced to stay in the army for another 10 years. The applicant attempted to desert, but was arrested and accused of working against […]

  • Decision: 24. June 2014
Torture
CAT 502/2012

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

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

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

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

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

The Pental Costa movement case

Concerning Ms. F.G vs Denmark for violation of articles 2,7,9,10,18 and 27 of CCPR. The author is a citizen of Eritrea and is a member of a religious minority- the Pental Costa movement- a group of christians who refuse to perform military service. In Eritrea her religious conviction is prohibited by the state. The author […]

Human Rights
CCPR 2023/2011

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