Unfortunately the only source I have at the moment is in German:
Here is the situation.
Danish forces in Iraq aren’t going to give insurgents/captured persons over to the Iraqi government because Iraq is a death penalty nation and Denmark opposes the death penalty.
I think this is bullshit.
If Denmark captures a U.S. fugitive in Denmark, and refuses to extradite because of the death penalty, that is fine. That is Denmark’s prerogative.
If Denmark were to capture someone in Afghanistan prior to the establishment of the Afghani government, that would be another thing, and it would be fine.
If Denmark had done this prior to the dissolution of the CPA, that would again be fine. Because in all those cases Denmark was in basically a military zone and they were fighting in a military area over which they were basically given control.
Now, though, Denmark, the United States et cetra is operating on clearly defined sovereign Iraqi land. Technically speaking of course, the current Iraqi government cannot unilaterally send the United States or any of the allied forces away.
But, the fact remains that Denmark, the United States, et al. are operating on sovereign soil, and they are simply performing a security guard function for a sovereign nation.
With that in mind, I think it is abominable that Denmark is going to sit there and force its laws on a foreign people via the use of their military.