German Federal Constitutional Court decision in English/Bundesverfassungsgericht Entscheidung auf Englisch

The decision of the Federal Constitutional Court of 14th October 2004, which was widely commented on in the press – it deals with how far German courts are obliged to enforce decisions of the European Court of Human Rights – is online in English as well as German (there was an English press release at the same time as the German one on 19th October).

Opinions seem to be polarized on this decision. It doesn’t seem so revolutionary to me. We have always assumed that decisions of the ECHR are to be enacted in law by the UK parliament, not followed by the courts before that.

For German references to the case, see HandakteWebLAWg oder staatsrecht.info.

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