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(Feb 12, 2013) Law Gives Support to Foreign Domestic Abuse Victims, COPENHAGEN POST (Feb. 1, 2013); Udlændingeloven [Aliens Act], Law No. 984 of Oct. 2, 2012.)

Under the proposed amendment, which is modeled on a Norwegian measure, if an alien or an alien's child is the victim of domestic violence, the victim will not face automatic deportation if she or he leaves the relationship before the two-year period needed to establish residency. However, the Danish Minister of Justice, Morten Bødskov, stressed, the victims will "have to demonstrate a will and ability to integrate into Danish society in order to be allowed to remain in the country." (Id.; Press Release, Ministry of Justice, Bedre Vilkår for Voldsramte Udlændinge [Better Conditions for Battered Aliens], (Jan. 30, 2013); Bill on Amending the Aliens Act (Better Protection of Victims of Trafficking and the Right to Continue to Stay for Reunited Battered Spouse) [text of the proposal in Danish], RETSINFORMATION.DK (Jan. 30, 2013).)

Author: Wendy Zeldin More by this author
Topic: Immigration and nationality More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Denmark More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 02/12/2013