On December 13 2021 the Danish Court of Impeachment (Rigsretten) convicted Inger Støjberg, a former Minister of Immigration, for having unlawfully instructed public authorities to separate migrant couples one of whom was a minor. This special Court, which Parliament assembles, exists to try ministers accused of maladministration. Although nominally a permanent body, the assembly of the Court is an extremely rare occurrence, this being only the sixth time it sat since the adoption of the Danish 1849 Constitution. This post examines the facts that led to the judgment and contextualises it within the general discourse on human rights in Denmark and beyond.
|Media of output||EJIL:Talk! - Blog of the European Journal of International Law|
|Publisher||European Journal of International Law|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Dec 2021|
- European Court of Human Rights
- Human Rights
- International Law and Domestic Law
- Refugee Law