Not only adults, but also Danish children under the age of 18 years in conflict zones, can lose their right to consular assistance.
Government with a new bill could deny consular assistance to Danish citizens who reside in conflict zones such as Syria.
the Restriction should not apply only to adults, but can, in some cases, also strike children under the age of 18 years. It writes Politiken.
In the proposal is that, according to the newspaper, that there is "nothing to prevent" that the eeas shall preclude or limit the assistance to persons under 18 years of age.
It applies if there is reason to assume that people "have engaged in or intends to participate in activities abroad, which may involve, or increase a danger to the security of the state, other states, safety Bets10 or a significant threat to the public order".
however, more needs to in order to deny children consular assistance than adults.
Thus it will not be sufficient to include a child of the determination, if the child is just entered or have resided in a conflict zone "without a creditable purpose or permission".
in turn, lose the child or young person the right to consular assistance from Denmark, where he has participated in, for example, weapons proficiency.
a Professor of criminal law Jørn Vestergaard from the University of Copenhagen, denmark shall not the draft law is unique.
- The proposed criterion for who should be cut off from consular assistance, is very blurry. An administrative decision about who is covered, can be fairly arbitrary.
- It can for example be difficult to ascertain whether a person has been in a delimited konfliktzone, he says to Politiken.
foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (S), however, has no concerns about the bill. He points out to the newspaper Politiken, that only in "exceptional cases, following an individual and specific assessment" that children can be denied help.
/ritzau/Date Of Update: 22 November 2019, 23:00