From hero to villain – Denmark’s international reputation took a hit over new refugee law
Denmark is severly criticized since the adoption of a new refugees’ law implying that asylum seekers can be seized from their belongings in order to cover the cost of their taking over.
The country’s government is consequently accused of having a loss of historical consciousness and short memory for not seeing the dangerous consequences of this decision and the language it chose to announce and defend it.
The disappointment in the country is even more important that Denmark had built a reputation of openness and defender of Human Rights, particularly since the release of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in 2006.
Consequently, the wide disillusion ranges from asylum seekers to artists and intellectuals such as Ai Weiwei – who closed his Copenhagen exhibition – and Christian Mork, who send a family ring coming from his grandmother, whose parents migrated from Prussia.
The right-wing populist movement however maintains that Denmark has the right to defend its culture against the arrival of too many immigrants threatening it and the welfare system.
Some observers considers this law as the last development of a change that started around five years ago in Denmark, carried by right wing, extremists and racist movements.
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EGAM is currently recruiting for a new Executive Director!
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Today is Srebrenica Memorial Day. We honour the 8,372 men and boys murdered in the genocide 24 years ago, their Mothers and survivors.
Approximately 30,000 people will attend the collective funeral for 33 recently identified remains at the Srebrenica–Potočari Memorial Cemetery.
#IRMCT pays tribute to victims of Srebrenica genocide.
Face à l’oppression en Turquie, l’Europe doit agir !
La lettre écrite par notre Président @BenjaminAbtan , @CLAPOTMireille MP et @JoseFariaMEP MEP a été publiée par le journal Portugais, O Público.
La lutte pour les droits humains continue !
The European Grassroots Antiracist Movement, as a European #antiracist organization, and the We Belong to Here Association protest in the strongest possible terms against the – today in #Hungary held – far-right and racist action intimidating the Roma community.