Personal defamation in Denmark
Lead NCPDenmark
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by an individual regarding the activities of an NGO in Denmark.
Theme(s)Human rights
Date1 Apr 2013
Host country(ies)Denmark
Industry sectorHuman health and social work activities
StatusNot accepted

In April 2013 the Danish NCP received a request for review from a self-employed individual alleging that an NGO had breached the human rights provisions of the Guidelines by posting false, defamatory information about the individual on their website.

The NCP investigated the allegedly defamatory content and found that the nature of the statements on the NGO's website did not breach the Guidelines. On 23 April 2013 the NCP concluded that the specific instance did not merit further consideration.