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 and given residence permit. The author’s parents later divorced, and the author has been living with his mother since. The father is unable to care for the author. The author alleges that his paternal family, who lives in Pakistan, is angry about the divorce and has threatened him and his mother. The family’s residence case was reopened in 2013 as a result of an article accusing the author’s father of having received refugee status under false circumstances. In 2014, the Immigration Service withdrew their residence permits. The Committee notes that the author has not provided any information or arguments to justify how his rights under articles 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 of the Convention would be violated in case of deportation to Pakistan. Therefore, the Committee considers that these claims are insufficiently substantiated and declares the communication inadmissible.
In November 2023, the Refugee Appeals Board reconsidered the case and the author was granted residence permit.

21. November 2023

CRC 36/2017
  • Decision: 26 September 2019
  • Comm: Child