FORUM

Jun 7 2021

Denmark Offshores the Right to Asylum

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. This has been a fantasy of Danish governments for some time.  There have been gazes of admiration towards countries like Australia, where processing refugees and asylum-seekers is a task offloaded, with cash incentives, to third countries (Papua New Guinea and Nauru come to mind).  Danish politicians, notably a good number among the Social Democrats, have dreamed about doing the same to countries in Africa, returning to that customary pattern of making poorer states undertake onerous burdens best undertaken by more affluent states. The government of Mette Frederiksen has now secured amendments …