Germany: ‘We are not Jewish’ human rights complaint set for judgement

The applicants, Bluma and Alain Perelman, are French nationals who were born in 1947 and live in Frankfurt/Main (Germany). The case concerns their complaint that they were considered members of the Frankfurt Jewish community without their consent.

European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture launches in Berlin

The new European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIACH.), based in the German capital and led by Roma scholars, activists, and artists, is dedicated to the principle that Roma themselves should present the image of who they are, and who they are not.

Court:Taxes and fees imposed by German churches did not violate religious freedom

Under German law, some churches and religious societies are entitled to levy a church tax and/or fee on their members. Five applicants complained that, when such taxes or fees were calculated and levied on the basis of the joint income of both the applicant and their spouse, it violated their right to freedom of religion.

Germany: Court judgement day for human rights battle over religious taxes

The case concerns applications by five German nationals about the levying of church taxes or special church fees. Under German law, some Churches and religious societies have the status of public-law entities, and are entitled to levy a church tax and/or fee on their members.

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.