Court backs Germany over Islamic State activist’s Tunisia deportation

The case concerned the Haykel Ben Khemais Saidani’s deportation from Germany to Tunisia, because he was deemed to be a potential offender who posed a threat to national security (so-called “Gefährder”), based on his activities for “Islamic State”.

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.