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Human Rights Comment

Access to registered same-sex partnerships: it’s a question of equality

21/02/2017 Strasbourg

There is a growing trend in Europe and beyond towards granting same-sex couples legal recognition for their relationships, which confers certain specific protections. The first country to provide “registered partnerships” was Denmark in 1989, while The Netherlands was first to adopt same-sex...

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Letter

Denmark: amendments to the Aliens Act risk violating international legal standards

15/01/2016 Strasbourg

“Recent restrictive changes to asylum and immigration law in Denmark raise serious concerns of conformity with human rights standards. The government should reconsider them and ensure that law and practice fully comply with Denmark’s obligation to uphold refugee protection standards” said today...

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Human Rights Comment

Without papers but not without rights: the basic social rights of irregular migrants

20/08/2015 Strasbourg

Those who think that irregular migrants have no rights because they have no papers are wrong. Everyone is a holder of human rights regardless of their status. It is easy to understand that the prohibition of torture protects all people but we should also be aware of the fact that basic social...

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Report on visit to Denmark

Better protection needed for migrant children in Denmark

24/03/2014 Strasbourg

"The best interests of the child are not always upheld in the context of asylum and immigration in Denmark. The Danish authorities should improve the protection they provide to migrant children, by ensuring full respect of their rights" said today Nils Muižnieks Council of Europe Commissioner for...

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Visit to Denmark

Children’s rights should be better respected in migration and asylum

22/11/2013 Copenhagen

"More systematic consideration should be given to the best interests of the child in migration and asylum policies and procedures" said Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, after a three-day visit to Copenhagen (19-22 November 2013). The Commissioner is concerned...

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Human Rights Commissioner concludes visit to Denmark

[12/06/08 18:00] Commissioner Hammarberg visited Denmark on 11 June to discuss with national authorities the implementation of the recommendations set out in his Memorandum to the Danish Government, which was presented in July 2007. The visit was aimed at enhancing the ongoing dialogue with...

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Commissioner issues memoranda on Denmark and Estonia

[11/07/07 16:00] Thomas Hammarberg today presented two new Memoranda to the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers. The memoranda contain an assessment of progress in implementing the recommendations made in 2004 by the previous Commissioner. They also include new recommendations to the...

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Memorandum to the Danish Government

Memorandum to the Danish Government - Assessment of the progress made in implementing the 2004 recommendations of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH(2007)11 / 11 July 2007

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Report on visit to Denmark

Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to Denmark (13-16 April 2004) CommDH(2004)12 / 08 July 2004

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