Danish law giving child custody to violent parent

by Letizia Orlandi - 2013.10.22

There is something rotten in the state of the Danish legal system, which presides over child custody in cases of family abuse. A growing number of judgments by national courts are placing the young victims of abuse in the custody of the abusive parent. A decree by the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament has underlined the situation and has blamed the Parental Responsibility Act - legislation that makes contact with both parents mandatory. This results in situations where mothers are helpless to protect their children from violent fathers. The law gives violent fathers rights that can include full custody of the child. The law therefore seems too severe on mothers, especially on foreign mothers. Women from another EU country or from a third country are regularly discriminated against by the authorities in custody cases that involve domestic violence.

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