Denmark: Grand Chamber to examine football fans complaint against preventive detention

Football fans, held by Danish police to prevent hooligan violence, will have their human rights complaint examined by the European court’s Grand Chamber.

Today’s decision follows a complaint (Schwabach and Others v.
Denmark – application nos. 35553/12, 36678/12, and 36711/12) lodged with the Strasbourg court in june 2012 by Nick Schwabach, Thomas Vestergaard, and Andersen Christian Solvkaer. They are Danish nationals who were born in 1989, 1982, and 1982 respectively.

The applicants, football supporters who were detained by the Danish police prior to an international match between Denmark and Sweden,  in orderto prevent hooligan violence, complain that their preventive police custody had been unlawful.


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