Lawyers warn of legal Certainty be forgotten in Danish politics

recent years have politicians taken decisions with too little regard for the important rights, sounds the clarion call. quietly, the Danish politicians moved

Lawyers warn of legal Certainty be forgotten in Danish politics

recent years have politicians taken decisions with too little regard for the important rights, sounds the clarion call.

quietly, the Danish politicians moved onto a path where they override the fundamental freedoms.

the Development has come to a point where there is cause for concern among the citizens and reflection in the political system. It considers a number of key votes in the Danish retssikkerhedsdebat.

It writes Berlingske.

the Newspaper has presented a number of cases over recent years in the area for, among others, Jonas Christoffersen, director of Danish Institute for human Rights, and Jacob Mchangama, director of the judicial think tank Justitia.

- something has happened in our time. Namely, that legal certainty is regarded as a cost - something cumbersome, as you do not like. And therefore, to legal certainty for the side.

- It means that the freedom we had as citizens before, has been limited. Our assurance that we are treated fairly, are less. And the risk that we are exposed to atrocities that are not eligible, rises, Jonas Christoffersen, to Ritzau.

Justitia concludes, in its regular annual report, to which also the past year has "been a variety of initiatives, which have made inroads into citizens 'legal certainty and freedoms".

The evolution seems, according to Jacob Mchangama out to continue under the current government.

Støttepartierne The Radical and the Device announces itself both concerned about the development.

Justice minister Nick Hækkerup (S) denies that there is a political kulturskred in these years.

based on a love for human rights, I think there is a need, that it is legitimate to discuss where the limits are.

- For human rights must, like all other policy will be in accordance with the time and the context in which we are a part of. Therefore, would human rights be challenged, he says to Berlingske.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 19 December 2019, 02:00

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