Open Access Opinion Article ID: FST-6-114

    It’s all about balancing-handling free speech issues under the German Basic Law

    Dieter Dörr* and Alexander Natt

    The first Articles of the German basic law contain the so-called basic rights. As Art. 1 para. 3 states they bind the legislature, the executive and the judiciary and therefore all state authority as directly applicable law. At first glance this sounds familiar and very similar to the bill of rights respectively the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. But a closer look reveals that the German approach–especially handling free speech issues- is in many ways different from the situation in the United States [1]. 


    Published on: Mar 19, 2020 Pages: 1-5

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/fst.000014
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