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Danish Institute for Human Rights

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Overview

In 1987, the Danish Parliament established the Danish Centre for Human Rights, which was renamed as the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) in 2002. The Institute is Denmark’s National Human Rights Institute (NHRI) and DIHR is the National Equality Body in relation to race and ethnicity (since 2003) and in relation to gender (since 2011). In July 2009, Denmark ratified the CRPD and the Danish Institute for Human Rights was appointed by the Danish Parliament to promote and monitor the implementation of the CRPD in Denmark.

The organisation is a predominantly promotion-type and legal support body [1].

Contact details:

Postal address: Wilders Plads 8K, 1403 Copenhagen K, DENMARK

Telephone: +4532698888

General email address: info@humanrights.dk

Website: www.humanrights.dk

Contact person for media enquiries:

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[1According to a European Commission study on Equality Bodies, predominantly promotion-type equality bodies “spend the bulk of their time and resources on a broader mix of activities that include supporting good practice in organisations, raising awareness of rights, developing a knowledge base on equality and non-discrimination, and providing legal advice and assistance to individual victims of discrimination” (page 44).

Board of Equal Treatment

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Overview

The Board of Equal Treatment deals only with concrete complaints related to discrimination and may award compensation. The Board has no mandate to take up cases on its own initiative.

The organisation is is a predominantly quasi-judicial body [1].

Contact details:

Postal address: Amaliegade 25, Postbox 9080, 1022 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Telephone: +45 33411200

General email address: ast@ast.dk

Website: http://www.ligebehandlingsnaevnet.dk/

- To find out more information about the grounds/fields of discrimination covered by the organisation, as well as its powers, activities and structure, please download the detailed profile below:


[1According to a European Commission study on Equality Bodies, predominantly quasi-judicial bodies are “impartial institutions which spend the bulk of their time and resources hearing, investigating and deciding on individual instances of discrimination brought before them” (page 43).