Law amending the criminal law
(Hardening of the penalties for unlawful coercion in connection with the conclusion of marriage)
WE, MARGRETHE the SECOND, by the grace of God Queen of Denmark, do indeed:
The Danish Parliament has adopted and we know Our consent confirmed the following law:
In criminal law, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1260 of 23. October 2007, is amended as follows:
1. In section 260 shall be added as paragraph 2: ' (2). Forced someone to enter into matrimony, the penalty increases to imprisonment up to four years. '
The law shall enter into force on the day after publication in the Official Gazette.
The law does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland but may by Royal Decree is implemented for Faroe Islands with the derogations which the special Faroese conditions warrant.
Given at Christiansborg Palace, on 30 June. April 2008 MARGRETHE r./Lene Espersen