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Kashif Ahmad v. Denmark

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Kashif Ahmad v. Denmark


(Communication No. 16/1999) UN Doc. CERD/C/56/D/16/1999


Article 6 – states parties shall assure effective remedies:

A Danish citizen of Pakistani origin was the subject of a public racist insult in high school. The State authorities failed to investigate properly or prosecute the complaint and the complainant never obtained an apology or sufficient satisfaction or reparation.


Violation of Article 6: CERD held that the complainant was denied effective protection against racial discrimination and an effective remedy.

(Paragraphs 6.4, 7, 8, 9)

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