Bailliet: Norway Discriminates Against Refugees

PluriCourts coordinator Cecilia Bailliet features in the Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen. She claims that the requirement for refugees to have a police certificate from their country of origin in order to get a work permit leads to a discrimination. Read the full article (pdf, in Norwegian).

Such a requirement would be in violation of the UN Refugee Convention. For many refugees it is impossible to get a police certificate from the authorities of their country of origin. They would thus be excluded from the Norwegian labour market.

Published Oct. 23, 2015 12:52 PM - Last modified Oct. 23, 2015 12:52 PM