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 contacting him and requesting him to work for them. This contact soon turned into threats. Thus the author fled to Denmark and applied for asylum.

During the process, the author received threatening messages from the people in the intelligence service in Pakistan, who were not pleased with his departure from the country. Nevertheless, the Danish authorities rejected the author’s application for asylum as they considered that the author had failed to provide coherent and convincing explanations. Thus a complaint was sent to CCPR.
The Committee found that the information before the Committee does not show that the State Party’s findings are manifestly unreasonable or that the authorities had failed to take properly into account any risk factor. Thus the committee decided that this communication is inadmissible.

22. July 2021

CCPR 2415/2014
  • Decision: 5. September 2016
  • Comm: Human Rights