'I know, that one of you has learned a lot along the way, like I myself have done it. And maybe it is, we must take with us in the way we work together that we can quite much. Also without all the processes, which we usually put down over political decisions.'
this is the message from the prime minister Mette Frederiksen in a video greeting sent to the employees in the civil service, which Ekstra Bladet has had access to.
the Message to the civil service, wondering why the director of the Institute for human Rights Louise Holck.
'You may well ask itself about what it is she really believes. Is it something internally in the ministries in the preparatory lovproces, or is it that you have hastelovgivet and passed laws without the usual consultation of experts,' asks Louise Holck to Ekstra Bladet on Monday.
It is epidemiloven, and have put some basic processes, such as Louise Holck refers to, out of the game. It is among other things the tradition of consultations with experts, stakeholders and citizens in connection with the adoption of a bill.
According to Frederick Waage, who is a professor of administrative law at the UNIVERSITY, the process should return to normal again.
- Under coronakrisen adopt one law quickly, because the circumstances are extraordinary, he says to Ekstra Bladet.
- That puts some guarantees out of the game due to the circumstances, for the process of consultation is, to citizens as a starting point can also be heard, but also to examine the lovkvaliteten, points out Frederick Waage.
think Tank: Fratag the minister's powers
the think tank Justitia has examined the entire process around the coronakrisen
the Government was closed, and some interventions were very far-reaching, even if the Constitution were adhered to, and the opposition did not stop, as Denmark closed down.
the report recommends:
1) New epidemilov , which is better equipped to handle future health emergencies without ending up in a crisis of democracy or the rule of law. This applies, for example, if Denmark was to experience a second wave with Covid-19. The report contains a number of concrete proposals for legislative changes.
2) Better procedures for hastebehandlinger that makes it clear when something is actually urgent, and which ensures that involve the relevant parties, regardless of whether there is short time available.
3) Restore the balance of power between the Parliament and the government, like through the establishment of a special Covid-19 committee, as the government both are to consult with and obtain the consent from.
Source: 'the rule of Law and the Covid-19' from Justitias website
Louise Holck believes that it is interesting to know exactly the processes, which the prime minister refers to in his greeting to the civil service. If nothing else, just to clarify, whether there are traditions such as consultations, or referred to the possibility of hastelovgivning in the Danish Parliament.
- We are of the opinion that you should post all legislation for consultation, and you should only hastelovgive in connection with the concrete actions that are essential to implement immediately, she says.
- I see This as a basic and fundamental judicial guarantees.
the Extra Leaf has contacted the prime minister's office to get cleared up, what processes you wont to pull down over the legislation, which is referred to in the video.
the prime minister's office does not want to comment on the matter.