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Greenland

Claim adjustment

Nuuk withdraws a human-rights complaint to the UN
Politics
Un-doing the deed

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Greenland’s government has told the UN that it is dropping a complaint about Denmark’s treatment of the country.

The announcement yesterday by Suka K Frederiksen (pictured above), the current foreign minister, that the complaint was inaccurate and inadequate came less than 24 hours after it became publicly known that it had been submitted by her predecessor on April 6, apprently without the knowledge of other lawmakers.

The letter sent to the UN Human Rights Council by Vittus Qujaukitsoq, who stepped down on April 24, asked the organisation to look into whether Denmark had violated human-rights conventions by not cleaning up pollution left behind at US military installations, as well as by failing to secure adequate compensation for the US use of land for an air-force base currently operational there.

In her own letter (pictured below), Ms Frederiksen informed the Human Rights Council that Nuuk was “not able to support” the claims made by Mr Qujaukitsoq.

Speaking with the media on Wednesday, she said Mr Qujaukitsoq's letter had been sent without the knowledge of the elected government or the national assembly.