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(Mar 11, 2013)
The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law in order to send returning foreign convicts back out of
On June 7, 2011, the Norwegian Parliament ratified legislation to accord the police extended powers to send foreign inmates back to
Foreigners in Norway's Prisons
Norwegian Broadcasting reported in June 2011 that about 30% of convicts serving prison terms in
Deportation and Re-Entry of Foreign Convicts
A foreign national without a residence permit may be expelled: …
(c) when the foreign national has while in the realm received a penalty or special sanction for an offence which is punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding three months, or has on several occasions in the course of the last three years received prison sentences. (Act of 15 May 2008 on the Entry of Foreign Nationals into the
and Their Stay in the Realm (Immigration Act) (translation updated as of Jan. 1, 2013), ¶ 1 § 66, GOVERNMENT.NO; see also Expulsion, UDI [the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration]; Case Procedure - Expulsion, UDI [diagram] (last visited Mar. 5, 2013).) Kingdomof Norway
The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten reported that, in 2011, 794 foreign convicts were deported, based on an innreiseforbud, a formal order disallowing re-entry to
Even though the deportation rate of foreigners convicted of crimes in
According to police lawyer Kjell Johan Abrahamsen, the foreign convicts who return to the country face a punishment that is "simply too mild," and re-incarceration in a Norwegian prison does not faze them. Abrahamsen stated, "
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Last updated: 03/11/2013