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BVerfGE 141, 220 – Federal Criminal Police Office Act (BKA-Gesetz)

Judgement of 20 April 2016 – 1 BvR 966/09, 1 BvR 1140/09


BVerfGE 123, 267 – Lisbon Decision (Lissabon-Urteil)

Act Approving the Treaty of Lisbon compatible with the Basic Law; accompanying law unconstitutional to the extent that legislative bodies have not been accorded sufficient rights of participation

Judgment of 30 June 2009
2 BvE 2/08


BVerfGE 140, 160 – Opation Pegasus, Libya 2001

Judgment of 23 September 2015

In a decision pronounced today, the Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court further specified the constitutional standards applying to the Bundestag’s right to participate in decision-making concerning deployments of armed German forces abroad. All deployments of armed military forces require parliamentary approval; there is no additional requirement that the deployment be of a certain military importance. In cases of imminent danger, the Federal Government may, by way of exception and for the time being, decide upon deployments alone. However, it is under the obligation to seek the Bundestag’s approval for continuing the deployment as soon as possible. Should the deployment in question already be over, the Federal Government must inform the Bundestag promptly and in a qualified manner of the reasons for its decision and the details of the deployment; yet, it is not obliged to seek retrospective approval by the Bundestag.

Therefore, the application for Organstreit (dispute between federal organs) proceedings lodged by the parliamentary group of ALLIANCE 90 / THE GREENS (BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN) is unsuccessful. The evacuation of German citizens from Libya on 26 February 2011 constituted a deployment of armed military forces, which required parliamentary approval but was over before Parliament could be called upon.

NZG 2016, 471

Order of 03 November 2015
2 BvR 2019/09

BVerfGE 141, 1 – Treaty Overrides

Order of 15 December 2015
2 BvL 1/12

Federal Fees Act (Bundesgebührengesetz, BGebG)

Date of signature: 7 August 2013 Full citation:

“Act on Fees and Expenses for Federal Services of 7 August 2013 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 3154), amended by Article 3 of the Act of 8 June 2015 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 904)”

Version information:   Amended by Art. 3, Act of 8 June 2015, I 904

Insurance Contract Act (Versicherungsvertragsgesetz, VVG)

“Insurance Contracts Act of 23 November 2007 (Federal Law Gazette I page 2631), as last amended by Article 13a of the Act of 17 July 2009 (Federal Law Gazette I page 1990)”

Translation provided by the Federal Ministry for Justice and Ute Reusch and reproduced with kind permission.


Copyright Law (Urheberrechtsgesetz, UrhG)

In the version published on 9 September 1965, as last amended on 8 May 1998

Translation provided by the International Bureau of WIPO and reproduced with kind permission.


Securities Trading Act (Gesetz über den Wertpapierhandel/ Wertpapierhandelsgesetz – WpHG)

As promulgated on 9 September 1998 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 2708), as last amended by Article 2 of the Law Implementing the EC Deposit Guarantee Directive and Investor Compensation Directive of 16 July 1998 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 1842)

This translation was published by the Federal Securities Supervisory Office. Reproduced with kind permission.


Ordinance on the Prospectus for Securities Offered for Sale (Prospectus Ordinance) (Verkaufsprospekt-Verordnung, VerkProspVO)

Long title: Verordnung über Wertpapier-Verkaufsprospekte Verkaufsprospekt-Verordnung

As announced on 9 September 1998 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 2853), as last amended by Article 26 of the Third Financial Market Promotion Act (Gesetz zur weiteren Fortentwicklung des Finanzplatzes Deutschland – Drittes Finanzmarktförderungsgesetz) of 24 March 1998 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 529)

This translation was published by the Federal Securities Supervisory Office. Reproduced with kind permission.