H.S.A. vs Denmark for violation of CEDAW articles 2, 3, 12.
The author H.S.A., born in 1943, is a Somali national, originates from the area, which is under heavy fighting between the terrorist organization Al-Shabab and the government.
H.S.A. as a single woman fears rape and other forms of gender specific violence on return to Somalia, where she, according to the decisions of Danish Immigration Service and the Danish Refugees Appeal Board, has to be deported.
The complainant has already suffer FGM as a child; however, she was raped in Somalia before fleeing. The refugee status granted in 2014 has been withdrawn in 2017, despite the UNHCR position in returns to Southern and Central Somalia.
On 23, February 2023, CEDAW decided to discontinue the case, having not received the author’s comments on the observations of the State party despite having sent several reminders to that effect.
4. July 2023