Germany: Right to privacy of Oliver Kahn’s children was sufficiently protected by courts

The case concerned the repeated publication of photos of the children of Oliver Kahn, former goalkeeper of the German national football team in two magazines aimed at the general public, in
spite of a blanket ban on publication ordered by a court.

Germany: Sex offender treatment returns to human rights spotlight

Judges will reveal their decision in the case Blühdorn v. Germany (no. 62054/12) on 18 February. It was brought by the applicant, Karsten Blühdorn, who is currently detained in Riedstadt Psychiatric Hospital.

Germany: Human rights court rejects Frisian political party’s electoral discrimination complaint

The case concerned the Partei Die Friesen’s complaint that it had been discriminated against by the 5 % threshold for attributing parliamentary seats, as applied in the parliamentary elections in Lower Saxony.

Germany: Court ruling on preventive detention human rights complaint

Human rights judges have backed Germany’s retrospective extension of a dangerous offender’s preventive detention. Judges ruled today that the decision was justified in view of the convict’s mental disorder and his treatment in an adequate institution.

Germany: Court rules human rights breach in fair trial complaint

making it impossible for a defendant to question key witnesses at any stage of his court proceedings, made entire trial unfair, the European court ruled today.