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Two arrested in Copenhagen for helping gunman
February 16, 2015
Danish police on Sunday arrested two individuals suspected to have aided a gunman in the Copenhagen attacks that left two dead over the weekend. On Saturday a 22-year-old gunman, whose name has not yet been released, opened fire at a cultural center that was hosting cartoonist Lars Vilks, who had be....... [more]

European Court of Justice rules obesity can be a disability
December 18, 2014
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that morbid obesity can be considered a disability under the Equal Treatment in Employment Directive if the employee is prevented from fully participating in professional life because of his or her weight. The case arose from the Retten i Kolding ....... [more]

Pirate Bay co-founder convicted of hacking, stealing Denmark records
October 31, 2014
A court in Denmark has convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the co-founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), and an accomplice for stealing Danish public records from the US-based information technology business CSC. From April to August of 2012, Svartholm Warg and his accomplish ar....... [more]

Advocacy group criticizes Netherlands for returning refugees to conflict areas
October 24, 2014
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday condemned Netherlands' attempts to return Somali refugees to areas controlled by Islamist terrorist group Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (al-Shabaab). The report noted critically that Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK have also attempted forced returns to S....... [more]

ICTY Timeline
November 20, 2013
08/29/2013: Danish judge removed from war crimes tribunal for bias. 05/25/2013: ICTY marked 20th anniversary. 12/17/2012: UN extended terms of ICTY judges. 11/26/2012: Serbia asked UN tribunal to hand over evidence against freed Croatian generals. 11/11/2012: ICTY denied former Serb parliament s....... [more]

Rwanda genocide suspect contests extradition before Europe rights court
November 8, 2013
Alleged Rwandan genocide perpetrator Emmanuel Mbarushimana on Wednesday challenged a decision by Denmark's Supreme Court to extradite him to Rwanda. Filing an application before the European Court of Human Rights, Mbarushimana claims that he will be unable to receive a fair trial if brought before....... [more]

Danish judge removed from war crimes tribunal for bias
August 29, 2013
Danish judge Frederik Harhoff was removed from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday over claims of bias in a letter he wrote criticizing the court. Harhoff was a member of the three-judge panel responsible for overseeing the trial of Serbian nationalist Vo....... [more]

Sweden court convicts founder of Pirate Bay website
June 21, 2013
The Nacka District Court on Thursday convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), of hacking and fraud and sentenced him to two years in prison. Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking into a company that handles sensitive information for Sweden's....... [more]

Greenland took over courts, police as part of self-rule arrangement with Denmark
June 21, 2013
On June 21, 2009, Greenland enacted a self-rule arrangement with Denmark that established more autonomy for the north Atlantic island. Under the arrangement, Greenland took full control of law enforcement and domestic courts and gained a larger percentage of the mineral resources revenue from the is....... [more]

Danish supplier admitted role in UN oil-for-food fraud
August 19, 2012
On August 19, 2005, Danish industrial pipe production company Grundfos admitted to paying bribes to Iraqi authorities of Saddam Hussein's government under the UN oil-for-food program, which was created to exchange Iraqi oil for food and medicine in 1996. An internal Grundfos investigation uncovered....... [more]

Denmark parliament passes same-sex marriage legislation
June 7, 2012
Denmark's Parliament on Thursday voted to approve a bill that legalizes same-sex marriages in the country's state Lutheran church ceremonies. Previously, same-sex unions were only permitted to be conducted in small ceremonies at the end of formal church services. Although Denmark became the first co....... [more]


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