People in Copenhagen, Denmark. Editorial credit: olgagorovenko /


Denmark is a robust democracy with regular free and fair elections. Citizens enjoy full political rights, the government protects free expression and association, and the judiciary functions independently. However, Denmark has struggled to uphold fundamental freedoms for immigrants and other newcomers.

Freedom in the World 2023

Freedom in the World — Denmark Country Report

Denmark is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

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