18 December 2014

AMIS Post Doc Martin Lemberg-Pedersen interviewed by Radio24syv on age assessment in the Danish asylum system (in Danish)

The Immigration Service published numbers indicating that 215 out 300 age assessed unaccompanied minors were in fact adults. Lemberg-Pedersen described the age assessment method, and motivations which can lead asylum applicants to claim to be children, even if they are not. He furthermore pointed out several points of critique, which has been leveled against the age assessment method.

Hear the program, with Lemberg-Pedersen at 8:34.