Age testing of underage asylum seekers might be stopped

Age testing of underage asylum seekers can be stoppedTysvær:Asylum seekers.Photo: Jan Kåre Ness / NTB scanpix

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) says  there is not a sufficient scientific basis  to today’s age testing for them to continue the practice.

FHI can no longer take a professional responsibility for the quality of today’s age testing of asylum seekers. And it is unclear when they will do so, writes newspaper Aftenposten.

Last fall parliament voted  that Public Health was to take over the analysis of age tests and process age tests commissioned by the Directorate of Immigration (UDI). Last October, the Ministry of Health stated that it is important that FHI can make correct estimations of the age of the people tested “as early as possible in 2016”.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

 

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