Human Rights Measure

Human Rights
Human Rights

Order Prohibiting Larger Assemblies and Access to and Restrictions on Premises and Locations in Connection with the Handling of Covid-19 (Bekendtgørelse om Forbud Mod Større Forsamlinger og Mod Adgang til og Restriktioner for Lokaler og Lokaliteter i Forbindelse med Håndtering af Covid­19)

Date Enacted: August 2020
Country: Denmark

Under COVID-19 restrictions it was “forbidden to hold and participate in indoor and outdoor events, events, activities or the like, where there are more than 100 people present at the same place at the same time,” and police were authorized to “use the necessary force . . . to ensure that the prohibition [was] complied with.” However, the order contains an exemption for “assemblies for a political or other meaningful purpose,” which the Government explained was to preserve freedom of assembly.