Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/DNK/CO/6, 7 July 2016: Denmark
B. Positive aspects
3. The Committee welcomes the following legislative and institutional measures taken by the State party:
(b) The adoption of Act No. 7522 of 25 June 2014 concerning transgender persons seeking gender identity recognition;
(c) The adoption of legislation on same-sex marriage in 2012 and its extension to Greenland in April 2016;
C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations
13. The Committee is concerned that the State party’s anti-discrimination legislation does not cover discrimination on all the grounds set forth in the Covenant, thus preventing some individuals or groups from fully exercising their rights. In particular, the Committee is concerned that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and persons with disabilities cannot report to, or lodge complaints before, the Board of Equal Treatment in matters not related to the labour market. The Committee is also concerned at the lack of comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation in the Faroe Islands (arts. 2 and 26).
14. The State party should revise its anti-discrimination legislation to ensure that it covers all grounds set forth in the Covenant and all areas of life. The State party should improve the accessibility of effective remedies for any form of discrimination, including by considering expanding the mandate of the Board of Equal Treatment to all forms of discrimination and to all groups and individuals, in particular lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and persons with disabilities, for matters not related to the labour market. The State party should expand the anti-discrimination legislation in the Faroe Islands.
Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CCPR-Denmark-2016-eng