DF will investigate Danish reservations from the human rights convention


The government should be instructed to conduct an independent expert study of what happens if Denmark does not comply with the European Convention on Human Rights.

This is the opinion of Kristian Thulesen Dahl, chairman of the Danish People’s Party, who will present the proposal in the Folketing, writes Jyllands-Posten.

“The question is whether there will be any consequences in the fact that once in a while there is a case where we say: It may well be that you mean it, but we follow what is common sense,” he tells the newspaper .

DF also wants the independent group of experts to look at the possibility of completely leaving the convention and later re-entering it with certain reservations.

Thulesen Dahl also wants the incorporation law from 1992 to be abolished. The law meant that the human rights convention, in addition to being adopted as European law, was also written into Danish law.

Minister of Justice Nick Hækkerup (S) is on holiday, but acting political spokesperson for the governing party, the Social Democrats, Annette Lind, says that the party will only comment on the proposal after the summer holidays.

However, the Liberal Party does not hesitate to criticize the proposal.

Foreign Affairs and Integration Rapporteur Mads Fuglede (V) would like to see if Denmark’s international obligations are up to date. But wandering in and out of conventions his party does not advocate.

“It is not one that we as such can follow. The proposals that are presented here, we believe, are the wrong way to go, “he says.

»But we actually share the goal that I think the Danish People’s Party also has, that we talk to a circle of like-minded and preferably larger nations about whether the many conventions that we have entered into and use as a legal basis quite often , is up to date ‘.

The Radical Left is also opposed to the DF’s proposal.

On Twitter, legal spokesman Kristian Hegaard writes that it does not make sense to investigate what happens if we do not follow the prescriptions of the European Court of Human Rights.

“It simply came to our notice then. We are not a state governed by the rule of law. Stupid to spend time on it, “he writes.


Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.

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