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    • Protecting Israeli Citizens against Discrimination in Germany?

      Last week, the district court of Frankfurt/Main issued a verdict that Kuwait Airways was allowed to refuse an Israeli citizen on its flight. The decision gained widespread international news coverage: Amidst concerns about rising antisemitism in Europe, many parts of the public were alarmed by what the mayor of Frankfurt described as anti-Semitic discriminatory practices that ...

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    • Still not a Dictatorship: Spanish Law and Judiciary in Times of Constitutional Crisis

      I write these lines after Carles Puigdemont, the deposed Catalan President, and part of his Government have fled to Brussels to evade Spanish justice, after eight ex-Consellers of the Government have been sent to pre-trial detention without bail, and after the appeal from the incarcerated presidents of two civil pro-independence associations ANC and Omnium to be released on conditional parole .

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  • Rule of Law in Poland: Memory Politics and Belarusian Minority

    … In recent years, the Verfassungsblog has commented extensively on the decline of the rule of law in Hungary and Poland. While most of the contributors have unfolded the dramatic changes regarding judicial independence in these countries, two facets of this decline, in my view, have not received sufficient attention in light of the ongoing…

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  • "Harter oder weicher Sexit"?

    …Recht und Geschlecht auf dem Prüfstand In dem Verfahren vor dem BVerfG standen Recht und Geschlecht auf dem Prüfstand: Recht, indem es durch das Personenstandsgesetz zum einen als rechtsverletzende und diskriminierende Struktur fungierte und in Form der Grundrechte zum anderen als Instrument des Empowerments genau dagegen zu halten war; Geschlecht…

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  • A Constitution of Fear

    … exist. To these two imperfections one might add in the Polish context a zealous push to protect against the fake harms, dangers and imperfections that exist only in the paranoid minds of Polish constitution-makers. „A constitution of fear“ is not a one-off occurrence. Quite the contrary. It crowns the politics of resentment. It becomes its…

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  • On Cockroaches and the Rule of Law

    … As I awoke one morning from uneasy dreams I found myself transformed in my bed into a gigantic insect. Like Gregor Samsa in Kafka’s Metamorphosis, I had mutated into an enormous and abominable cockroach with no prior warning. It just happened. As I woke up, I could feel how my new legs and antennae moved with sinuous speed. Then I knew what I…

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  • Ex Oriente Lux?

    … Zeitalter der Digitalisierung annimmt. Dabei handelt es sich um keine Kleinigkeit. Mit der Digitalisierung wird es in unserer Gesellschaft endgültig zu wenig Arbeit geben. Historisch hat sich die Arbeit schwerpunktmäßig von der Landwirtschaft über die Industrie zu den Dienstleistungen verlagert. Diese Kette der Substituierungen ist mit der…

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  • The Polish Crisis as a European Crisis: A Letter to Mr Jean-Claude Juncker

    … THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY IS A COMMUNITY BASED ON THE RULE OF LAW, INASMUCH AS NEITHER ITS MEMBER STATES NOR ITS INSTITUTIONS CAN AVOID A REVIEW OF THE QUESTION WHETHER THE MEASURES ADOPTED BY THEM ARE IN CONFORMITY WITH THE BASIC CONSTITUTIONAL CHARTER, THE TREATY. Case 294/83, Parti écologiste "Les Verts" v European Parliament, para 23…

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