|Posted by Roland R. Hansen on March 1, 2011 at 10:39 PM|
Denmark signed the Convensions of the right of the Child. Article 7 says:
1. The child shall be registered immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name, the right to acquire a nationality and. as far as possible, the right to know and be cared for by his or her parents.
2. States Parties shall ensure the implementation of these rights in accordance with their national law and their obligations under the relevant international instruments in this field, in particular where the child would otherwise be stateless.
The problem is that Denmark at no point has told the children that they could make use of this right instead of going through the normal immigration process which is 70 times tougher than everything Arizona has been thinking about.
In Denmark it is normal for the police to raid shelters during the winter so they can find illegal immigrants. Some of those immigrants then choose to sleep outside with a percentage which die or to start to work from Danish criminals who gives them shelter in exchange for small shop-lifting jobs where they are provided with businesslike clothes and bags which can pass any scanner in the shops without setting the alarms on if they have hidden items on their bodies or in the bags. If you want to be a Dane it takes 7 years and you have to put in a lot of community service to get it. A normal job will not do it. Even working as translater for our armed forces in Afghanistan or Iraq is not enough. You cannot be allowed to make money on being granted citizenship. Whether that is fair or not is not up to me to judge.
However I find the wrong that a country like Denmark will start to pick the number of articles they would like to follow and then skip the rest. Then what would happen in the rest of the world if all the countries can start to follow just those rules they find OK and then forget about the rest? It cannot be allowed.
We will write the Danish government and urge people to put pressure on Denmark so Denmark will be forced to acknowledge article 7 and additionally create the office of an Ombudsman for the children as UN have asked us to so Denmark would be in compliance with the convention they have signed decades ago.
We are saying: The Danish society cannot afford more immigrants. We are as a society broke when we cannot get early retirement.
However a word is a word. Regardless if it ends up in bankruptcy you cannot deny people their rights if you have signed a convention where you promise to protect children. It is that simple!