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 girls and knock down Danish citizens”. The articles also compared Islam with cancer.

The Regional Public Prosecutor upheld the decision by the  Commissioner of the Copenhagen police and discontinued the investigation. A complaint was sent to CCPR. The Committee took note of the State party’s argument that domestic remedies have not been exhausted because the author did not file a complaint under section 267 of the Criminal Code, which prohibits defamatory statements, including racist statements. Therefore the Committee declared the communication inadmissible.

20. July 2021

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