Germany: Court backs public access to online archives over convicts’ ‘right to be forgotten’

The case concerned the refusal by the Federal Court of Justice to issue an injunction prohibiting three different media from continuing to allow Internet users access to documentation concerning the applicants’ conviction for the murder of a famous actor and mentioning their names in full.

Germany: Court rejects blogger’s Nazi Himmler free expression complaint

The case concerned Hans Burkhard Nix’s conviction for posting a picture on his blog in 2014 of the former SS chief Heinrich Himmler in SS uniform wearing a swastika armband.

Germany: Court backs Twelve Tribes Church child care order after human rights corporal punishment dispute

In 2012, the press reported that church members punished their children by caning. The reports were subsequently corroborated by video footage of caning filmed with a hidden camera in one of the communities.

Germany: Court rejects terror suspect’s complaint against deportation to Russia

In its decision in the case of X v. Germany (application no. 54646/17) the European Court of Human Rights unanimously declared the application inadmissible.

Germany: Grand Chamber hearing opens into lawfulness of convicted murderer’s preventive detention

Legal arguments have begun today in Strasbourg concerning a complaint against Germany which focusses on the lawfulness of a convicted murderer’s preventive detention.