Universal Periodic Review of Denmark, Statement by Australia, 6 May 2021
Universal Periodic Review Working Group – 38th Session
Universal Periodic Review of Denmark
Statement by Australia
6 May 2021
Australia welcomes Denmark's continued commitment to human rights, including its leadership on freedom of expression and association. Australia commends Denmark's efforts to increase gender equality, to combat gender-based violence and its official apology in 2020 to Greenlandic Inuit children removed from their families in 1951.
Australia recommends that Denmark:
- Repeal provisions in Regulation L38 and the Act on Policing section 6(a) which designate so-called 'ghettos' and which allow for discrimination based on ethnicity for social housing and law enforcement.
- Continue efforts to increase protections for victims of gender-based violence during investigations, including regular training for relevant professionals on the National Police Guidelines.
- Ensure equal access to healthcare and essential services for persons with an ethnic minority background, including through the provision of quality, affordable translation and interpretation services.