Deportation to Pakistan

The authors A and B v.Denmark in violation articles 6,7,18 of the Covenant.

They are national of Pakistan and fled Pakistan in 2012 because of their faith as Ahmadi Muslims, who face various forms of discrimination. They feared the Muslim fundamentalist groups, which conduct “targeted killings”.

The authors entered Denmark on a family visit visa, where they applied for asylum.
In 2013, the Refugee Appeals Board denied their appeal.

The authors presented a pleading to the CCPR, assessing that Denmark would violate their rights under the Covenant by forcibly returning them to Pakistan, where they would be persecuted because they are Ahmadi Muslims, rights of which are systematically violated in Pakistan. The authors dispute the conclusion of the Refugee Appeals Board that generally difficult conditions for Ahmadis cannot serve as a ground for asylum.

The Committee took a decision that the authors’ removal to Pakistan would not violate their rights under articles 6 (1), 7 or 18 of the Covenant.

3. July 2023

CCPR 2291/2013
  • Decision: 8. August 2016
  • Comm: Human Rights