Germany: Child born out of wedlock suffered human rights violation

Excluding children from inheritance rights if they were born out of wedlock before a certain cut-off point was discriminatory and led Germany to breach European human rights law.

Germany: Court backs retrospective preventive detention

Judges have ruled that the retrospective preventive detention of a convicted murderer was justified from the moment when he was placed in a centre for psychiatric treatment.

Germany: Court set to announce ruling on killer’s deportation human rights challenge

The case concerned the risk of Farida Kathoon Khan’s deportation to Pakistan, after having committed murder in Germany in a state of mental incapacity.

Germany: New anti-corruption report urges greater transparency in party financing

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) praises Germany for adopting legislation that should pave the way for its ratification of the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption and its Additional Protocol. However, the country’s authorities have failed to comply with these recommendations, first suggested nearly seven years ago.

Germany: Judges reject building company’s human rights complaint against social welfare contribution

Judges have ruled that a German company’s obligation to participate in a the construction industry’s social welfare fund did not breach European human rights law.