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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    The way international law works is that they need to respect the laws of other countries, although there are limits to this.
    Prior to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage, same sex marriages conducted in some states weren't even recognised in other U.S. states - so what makes you think other countries are somehow bound by international law in such a way?
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    What a racist Bear you are.

    It's not pedophilia or abuse if they are Muslim, its an expression of culture.










    I jest of course, these people disgust me. But then so the Danes for allowing these people in. It's akin to inviting the local homeless person into your house.
    Honour killings are not murder if they are Muslim, it's an expression of culture
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    Excellent news!
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    (Original post by Palmyra)
    Prior to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage, same sex marriages conducted in some states weren't even recognised in other U.S. states - so what makes you think other countries are somehow bound by international law in such a way?

    Private international law exists to resolve these situations hence it is called conflict or comparative law. These rules will alrady exist. If you didnt have them and didnt start off with respecting that other people do things differently and where possible you should respect that then you would have the situation nobody respected anyone elses laws. In this case if you didnt get narried the danish way then you arent married, even though its accpeted in the home country. There are ofc limits and this is what the gvernment has decided to try and tackle, bt its more a cack handed way of dealing with anasylum issue and what they believe is an attempt to defeat it. It looks illegal anyway.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Private international law exists to resolve these situations hence it is called conflict or comparative law. These rules will alrady exist. If you didnt have them and didnt start off with respecting that other people do things differently and where possible you should respect that then you would have the situation nobody respected anyone elses laws. In this case if you didnt get narried the danish way then you arent married, even though its accpeted in the home country. There are ofc limits and this is what the gvernment has decided to try and tackle, bt its more a cack handed way of dealing with anasylum issue and what they believe is an attempt to defeat it. It looks illegal anyway.
    I don't think this has much relevance to PIL; the Hague Marriage Convention only has 6 signatories.

    If Denmark stops recognising, say, Saudi child-marriages, I'm sure they won't mind if Saudi stops recognising Danish marriages (given there is no recognition of same-sex marriages conducted in Denmark in such countries anyway)...
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    (Original post by Palmyra)
    I don't think this has much relevance to PIL; the Hague Marriage Convention only has 6 signatories.

    If Denmark stops recognising, say, Saudi child-marriages, I'm sure they won't mind if Saudi stops recognising Danish marriages (given there is no recognition of same-sex marriages conducted in Denmark in such countries anyway)...
    You dont seem to grasp what the issue was about. Read the article.

    As for private international law it is the way courts resolve conflicts between different legal systems. Its a whole area of law. Thats why you have international lawyers who specialise in the area.
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    (Original post by Palmyra)
    I don't understand - why was child marriage not already banned?
    Because before the European elites decided it was a good idea to import the followers of a paedophile rapist, i don't suppose child marriage was much of a problem in Europe.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    What a racist Bear you are.

    It's not pedophilia or abuse if they are Muslim, its an expression of culture.










    I jest of course, these people disgust me. But then so the Danes for allowing these people in. It's akin to inviting the local homeless person into your house.
    Agreed. The Japanese got it right. Send lots of money to help alleviate their suffering (persecution by other Muslims) but don't let any in to live. Or you get problems like this in the short term and worse down the line.

    Japan for the Japanese. That is their culture. Cultural relativism cuts both ways...
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    About time, but why on Earth are the bleeding heart Greens opposing it? I thought they were meant to be for human rights and all that?
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    (Original post by Palmyra)

    Surely the logical corollary of child marriage not being legal in X country is that child marriages (wherever they were conducted) are not recognised as legal in X country?
    That certainly isn't the case.

    Here is a case of a Christian marriage at 15 in Eritrea


    http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKAIT...174792012.html

    And this shows some of the problems with non-recognition. The woman was 19 when she applied to come to the UK and the decision was handed down when the woman was 21 and still wanting to be reunited with her husband. She could have been 41. If your marriage isn't recognised, it doesn't somehow become recognised by the passage of time.
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    The only thing I take issue with is the cutoff age... why is it 18 and not 16?
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    (Original post by cbreef)
    The only thing I take issue with is the cutoff age... why is it 18 and not 16?
    Why should it be 16? What is special about 16 in Denmark?
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    RIP Europe. And the ideals my parents valued when we first immigrated here. Might as well move to Japan.
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    Why should it be 16? What is special about 16 in Denmark?
    Say an 18 year old marries a 16 year old in x middle eastern country, why should their marriage be delegitimised?

    (I can understand it for 40 year olds being married to children and all that however)
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    (Original post by cbreef)
    Say an 18 year old marries a 16 year old in x middle eastern country, why should their marriage be delegitimised?

    (I can understand it for 40 year olds being married to children and all that however)
    this is a troll right?

    how can you say its ok for an 18 year old to marry a 16 year old but not a 40 year old.
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    (Original post by cbreef)
    Say an 18 year old marries a 16 year old in x middle eastern country, why should their marriage be delegitimised?

    (I can understand it for 40 year olds being married to children and all that however)
    Why should the 17 year old who marries the 15 year old's marriage be delegitimised?

    What you are really doing is a bit of cultural imperialism at the expense of the Danes. You feel 16 is the correct age because it is the age in the UK.
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    Why should the 17 year old who marries the 15 year old's marriage be delegitimised?

    What you are really doing is a bit of cultural imperialism at the expense of the Danes. You feel 16 is the correct age because it is the age in the UK.
    I'm not exactly forcing them to change it am I? Just stating my opinion.
    I'm sure the Danes wouldn't be totally disgusted if the legal age for marriage was reduced to 16...
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    (Original post by Yaboi)
    this is a troll right?

    how can you say its ok for an 18 year old to marry a 16 year old but not a 40 year old.
    That's just ****ed up, and you know it.
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    (Original post by cbreef)
    That's just ****ed up, and you know it.
    So at what age ought you to be able to marry a 16 year old? 39? 29? 24? 19?

    Can this 40 year old marry an 18 year old or a 24 old or a 32 year old?
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    So at what age ought you to be able to marry a 16 year old? 39? 29? 24? 19?

    Can this 40 year old marry an 18 year old or a 24 old or a 32 year old?
    Well that's not really for me to decide, but I was getting at the fact that if two people apply for asylum (with that age gap) in Denmark who are married, then the chances are it's a sham.
 
 
 
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