German Federal Constitutional Court, Karlsruhe

15.12.1983

1 BvR 209/83 et al., Census Act 1983 partially unconstitutional

5 HRLJ 94 (1984)

16.05.1995

1 BvR 1087/91, Affixation of a cross or crucifix in the classrooms of a State compulsory school that is not a denominational school infringes fundamental rights

17 HRLJ 458 (1996)

10.10.1995

1 BvR 1476/91 et al., Protection of honour in collective value-judgments about soldiers

17 HRLJ 140 (1996)

24.10.1996

2 BvR 1851/94 et al., Albrecht, Keßler and Streletz, Individual responsibility and liability to punishment for killing fugitives at the inner-German frontier / Condemnation of individuals in a position of authority as indirect perpetrators of homicide (former members of the National Defence Council of the German Democratic Republic) no violation of the ban on retroactivity / Condemnation of a member of the National Peoples’ Army who killed an unarmed fugitive by sustained fire no violation of the principle of guilt

18 HRLJ 65 (1997)

07.06.2000

2 BvL 1/97, Loyalty to the European legal order / Fundamental rights protection by standard setting case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Communities / Common organisation of the market in bananas

21 HRLJ 251 (2000)

14.10.2004

2 BvR 1481/04, Görgülü case, Binding effect of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights / Ambivalent interpretation of the ambit of treaty obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights / Restrictive conceptions and affirmative elements

25 HRLJ 99 (2004)

06.07.2010

2 BvR 2661/06, Honeywell case, Criteria regarding ultra vires review vis-à-vis the ECJ in Luxembourg / Employer’s constitutional complaint rejected / Federal Labour Court follows the ECJ judgment in Mangold / Constitutional Court affirms inapplicability of a fixed-term contract concluded with an employee aged over 52

31 HRLJ 454 (2011)

04.05.2011

2 BvR 2365/09 et al., Law of preventive detention de lege lata incompatible with the Basic Law / Legislative reform required before 31 May 2013 / Legal significance of a judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (case of M v. Germany, 17 December 2009) for the interpretation of the Basic Law

31 HRLJ 468 (2011)