Country visit report
Denmark: refocus on protection and integration in asylum policy and step up measures to improve the situation of persons with disabilities
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, published today the report on her visit to Denmark in May-June 2023, with recommendations on the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants and the rights of persons with disabilities. There have been several positive...
Denmark: concerns over the impact of shift in asylum policy and need for further progress in the protection of the human rights of persons with disabilities
“While Denmark has a solid track record with regard to international human rights obligations, there are challenges that persist, and actions that should be taken to step up protection. This is particularly the case for some of the most vulnerable groups in our societies, such as refugees, asylum...
Third party intervention
The Commissioner intervenes before the European Court of Human Rights in a case concerning family reunification in Denmark
The Commissioner intervenes before the European Court of Human Rights in a case concerning family reunification in Denmark Today the Commissioner published her written observations submitted to the European Court of Human Rights in connection with the case of M.A. v. Denmark. This case concerns...
“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...
Report on visit to Denmark
"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...
Visit to Denmark
"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...
[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...
[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...
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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