Bjørn Dilou Jacobsen

Attorney Bjørn Dilou Jacobsen


Born 1974


MA (law) University of Copenhagen 2002
PhD (law) University of Copenhagen 2009 

Professional experience

  • Junior Attorney at the law firm Jonas Bruun 2002-2003
  • Legal officer at the Danish Institute for Human Rights 2003-2005
  • PhD-fellow at the University of Copenhagen 2005-2008
  • Legal consultant at the Danish Institute for Human Rights 2008-2010
  • Homann Law Firm 2010-


  • The Danish Bar and Law Society
  • MigNet (network of independent legal practitioners in the field of immigration law within the EU member states)


Danish and English


Lectures in international law at the University of Copenhagen. Speaker at, inter alia, the Academy of European Law, the Danish Court Academy and the Danish Institute for Human Rights. Former lecturer in Administrative Law and Legal Aid in Practice at the University of Copenhagen. Former supervisor for the Nordic Human Rights Moot Court at the University of Copenhagen.

Publications in English

In addition, Bjørn Dilou Jacobsen has published several articles in Danish, mainly pertaining to anti-discrimination law. 

Main competences

  • Equal Treatment and Anti-discrimination Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Refugee- and Immigration Law (citizenship, asylum, family reunification, and residence permits on the basis of employment, greencard, studies, and au pair)
  • Family law, hereunder prenuptial agreements, wills, and custody cases.

Articles by Bjørn D. Jacobsen

New Stricter Requirements for Obtaining a Permanent Residence Permit

22/01 2016 af Bjørn Dilou Jacobsen

On the 10th of December 2016, the Danish Government proposed a bill that will make it more difficult to get a permanent residence permit.

Principle case on the right to import and make use of ayahuasca for religious purposes.

14/10 2015 af attorney at law Bjørn Dilou Jacobsen

We represent the organisation Nordens Céu Sagrado, Mester Fernandos Center for Meditation og Videnskab in a case against the Danish Ministry of Health...

Access to dual citizenship and to reacquistioon of Danish citizenship

2/09 2015 af Bjørn Dilou Jacobsen

1st September 2015, a new law as come into force making it possible to get dual citizenship in Denmark. This means that if you are a foreigner and you...

Criticism of report on Eritrea published by the Danish Immigration Service

10/12 2014 af attorney at law Bjørn Dilou Jacobsen

After having received an extraordinary large amount of refugees from Eritrea in 2014 in Denmark, it was decided that the Danish Immigration Service...

The Danish government is getting ready to tighten the Danish rules on asylum.

29/09 2014 af attorney at law Bjørn Dilou Jacobsen

The increase in the amount of refugees coming to Denmark, in particular as a result of the civil war in Syria, has lead to that the rules on asylum...

A New EU Immigration Portal Has Been Launched

28/11 2011 af attorney at law Bjørn Dilou Jacobsen

In cooperation with the Migration Policy Group, the European Commission has launched a web portal concerning rules on immigration within the European...