EURONEWS | Denmark passes a law to send its asylum seekers outside of Europe

“MPs in Denmark have passed a law that will see asylum seekers sent to countries outside of Europe to have their cases considered.


Under the law, which was proposed by the Social Democrat-led government, Denmark would be able to transfer asylum seekers to detention centres in partnering countries, potentially outside Europe. Their cases would then be reviewed from those countries.

The United Nations’ refugee agency, UNHCR, had warned against “exporting” the asylum process, with assistant high commissioner Gillian Triggs warning that “such practices undermine the rights of those seeking safety and protection, demonise and punish them and may put their lives at risk”.

The bill’s passage comes as part of a widespread crackdown on immigration in Denmark that has seen a tightening of immigration rules over recent years.”

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