The Government of Denmark has been preparing the establishment of cities of refuge through implementing the necessary adjustment of the Danish judicial system to the ICORN charter. The newly appointed minister of Culture, Per Stig Møller, states:
"It is great that the municipalities now take action to offer persecuted writers a safe haven, (...) through which they all offer an invaluable contribution to securing freedom of expression."
"These are fantastic news indeed", says Helge Lunde, ICORN Executive Director. "Ministries, municipalities and civil society organisations have been working for years to make Denmark an ICORN stronghold, and now we are looking forward to see it all come through."