Published 12 January 2021 at 09.18
It was on 1 January last year that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child became Swedish law.
“The decision clarifies that courts and law enforcers must take into account the rights that follow from the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The rights of the child must be taken into account in deliberations and assessments made in decision-making processes in cases and matters concerning children,” the government explained.
And now this has affected immigration to Sweden.
The law has for the first time had a prejudicial effect in an expulsion case.
The case concerns a 14-year-old girl and her parents, who have been illegal immigrants in Sweden for most of the girl’s life.
They are now allowed to stay in the country according to a ruling in the Migration Court of Appeal. This with reference to the “best interests of the child”.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is interpreted as more important than the Aliens Act, writes DN.
– The Swedish Migration Agency must now start rethinking children’s issues, the family’s representative Dayana Jadarian tells the newspaper.
“Today it feels good that the Moderates 2018 voted no to making the Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law”, writes Tobias Billström (M) on Twitter in response to the verdict.
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