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Ziad Ben Ahmed Habassi v. Denmark

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Ziad Ben Ahmed Habassi v. Denmark


(Communication No. 10/97), UN Doc. CERD/C/54/D/10/1997


Article 2 (1) (d); Article 6 ICERD – prohibit and bring to an end racial discrimination by any persons, group or organization; State parties shall assure effective remedies

A Tunisian citizen resident in Denmark was denied a bank loan on the sole ground of his non-Danish nationality.


Violation of Article 6 in connection with Article 2 (1) (d) ICERD:

The Respondent State violated Article 2 (1) (d), because neither the police department nor State prosecutor had examined whether a bank’s loan policy constituted indirect discrimination on the basis of national origin and race. CERD held that the complainant had been denied the right to an effective remedy (Article 6) and recommended that the Respondent State take measures to counteract discrimination in the loan market.

(Paragraph 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 10, 11.1, 11.2)

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