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Test: Environmental Statutes

  • Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz)

Offshore Wind Energy Act (Windenergie-auf-See-Gesetz, WindSeeG )

Long Title: Gesetz zur Entwicklung und Förderung der Windenergie auf See

In the version of 13 October 2016 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 2258 ff., entry into force 1 January 2017).


Protection against Infection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz, IfSG)

Long Title: Gesetz zur Verhütung und Bekämpfung von Infektionskrankheiten
beim Menschen

In the version of 20 July 2000 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 1045, entry into force 1 January 2001).

Excerpt from: Gesetz zur Neuordnung seuchenrechtlicher Vorschriften (Seuchenrechtsneuordnungsgesetz – SeuchRNeuG) of 20 July 2000 adopted by the Bundestag with the consent of the Bundesrat (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 1045).


Renewable Energy Sources Act 2017 (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz 2017, EEG 2017)

Long Title: Gesetz für den Ausbau erneuerbarer Energien 2017

In the version of 21 July 2014 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 1066, entry into force 1 August 2014), last amended on 17 July 2017 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 2532, entry into force 25 July 2017).

The title “EEG 2017” was adopted on 13 October 2016 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 2258, entry into force 1 January 2017).


NJW 2017, 3643 – Third Gender in Civil Status Law (Excerpts) (3. Gender)


to the Order of the First Senate of 10 October 2017

– 1 BvR 2019/16 –

1. The general right of personality (Article 2(1) in conjunction with Article 1(1) of the Basic Law, Grundgesetz – GG) protects the gender identity. It also protects the gender identity of those who cannot be assigned either the gender “male” or “female” permanently.


NJW 2017, 611 – NPD prohibition (NPD-Parteiverbotsverfahren)


to the Judgment of the Second Senate of 17 January 2017

– 2 BvB 1/13 –

1. The prohibition of a political party under Art. 21(2) of the Basic Law (Grundgesetz – GG) is the sharpest weapon, albeit a double-edged one, a democratic state under the rule of law has against an organised enemy. Its aim is to counter risks emanating from the existence of a political party with a fundamentally anti-constitutional tendency and from the typical ways in which it can exercise influence as an association.


Residence Act (Aufenthaltsgesetz, AufenthG)

Long Title: Gesetz über den Aufenthalt, die Erwerbstätigkeit und die Integration von Ausländern im Bundesgebiet (Act on the Residence, Economic Activity and Integration of Foreigners in the Federal Territory)

In the version of 30 October 2017 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 1106 ff. Valid as from 1 August 2017)

For an older version of this statute see: AufenthG (07/2007)

Translation provided by the Language Service of the Federal Ministry of the Interior

Übersetzung durch den Sprachendienst des Bundesministeriums des Innern


Road Traffic Regulations (Straßenverkehrs-Ordnung, StVO) with Annexes

Long Title: Straßenverkehrs-Ordnung

In the version of 6 March 2013 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 367 ff. Valid as from 1 April 2013) as last amended on 30 November 2016 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 2848. Valid as from 14 December 2016).