Germany

What do Rivers have to do with Human Rights? A Spotlight on Recent Problems

What do Rivers have to do with Human Rights? A Spotlight on Recent Problems

Image description: A map showing the extent of drought alerts in Europe in July 2022, with most of the region in ...
Financialisation of Housing: Balancing Commercial Interests with Human Rights

Financialisation of Housing: Balancing Commercial Interests with Human Rights

Image description: Multicoloured houses seen from above The right to adequate housing is considered to be a ...
Why Legislate Intersectional Gender Parity Acts for Parliaments? The Case of Germany

Why Legislate Intersectional Gender Parity Acts for Parliaments? The Case of Germany

The German Constitution provides in Article 3 (2) that “[m]en and women shall have equal rights. The state shall ...
Climate Change and Fundamental Freedoms: The German Constitutional Court Orders Legislature to Rectify Climate Change Law

Climate Change and Fundamental Freedoms: The German Constitutional Court Orders Legislature to Rectify Climate Change Law

On March 24, 2021, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany held certain provisions of the 2019 Federal Climate ...
Equal Marriage – Unequal Parenthood

Equal Marriage – Unequal Parenthood

In 2017, same-sex couples in Germany were granted the right to marry. While the legislator’s decision was ...
Germany’s Ban on Conversion Therapy: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

Germany’s Ban on Conversion Therapy: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

Conversion therapy (CT) is a constellation of medical, psychoanalytic, behavioural, religious techniques and ...
Horizontality and the Constitutional Right to Equality– Recent Developments in the Jurisprudence of the German Federal Constitutional Court

Horizontality and the Constitutional Right to Equality– Recent Developments in the Jurisprudence of the German Federal Constitutional Court

Two recent decisions by the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht - BVerfG) shed new light ...
Unveiling Judicial Neutrality: Do Headscarves belong in German Courtrooms?

Unveiling Judicial Neutrality: Do Headscarves belong in German Courtrooms?

In Germany headscarf bans in a variety of public institutions have sparked large disagreement in society and posed ...
Women’s Suffrage in Germany

Women’s Suffrage in Germany

Given the political and constitutional history of the 18th and 19th centuries, universal suffrage and free and ...
“Anyone can make claims” – Is the KiK case proof of access to remedy against corporate human rights violations?

“Anyone can make claims” – Is the KiK case proof of access to remedy against corporate human rights violations?

There are many hurdles preventing victims of corporate rights abuses overseas from bringing claims in European ...
A Step in the Right Direction for Minority Gender Recognition in Germany

A Step in the Right Direction for Minority Gender Recognition in Germany

In its decision from October 10 2017, published on November 8 – just on the Intersex Day of Solidarity – the ...
The Great Balancing Act: Countering Online Hate Speech While Protecting Freedom of Expression

The Great Balancing Act: Countering Online Hate Speech While Protecting Freedom of Expression

German lawmakers have recently passed a controversial law, ‘Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz’ (Network Enforcement Act ...

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