MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
CDU / CSU parliamentary group emphasizes the importance of the BGH for our constitutional state
Do I have to pay high bank fees? Can I smoke on my balcony? And if I live in a row house: How much house music is allowed? The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) provides the answers to all these questions.
The BGH is celebrating its 70th birthday these days. His decisions influence the everyday life of every citizen, because he is Germany’s last resort in civil and criminal proceedings.
Further development of case law
Over 150 judges influence our coexistence with their judgments, because the BGH upholds the unity of the legal system, clarifies fundamental questions and continuously develops the case law. The decisions of the BGH were always a reflection of social developments – and the court itself was one of the pillars of the independent judiciary and thus of democracy in Germany.
Judgments “affect us all”
The legal policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Jan-Marco Luczak, emphasizes: “For 70 years the Federal Court of Justice has provided clarity and guidance in the field of civil and criminal justice. His judgments affect us all, because they come from life, be it the speeder on the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin or the smoker on the balcony. With their clever case law, the judges have made a significant contribution since 1950 to making the Federal Court of Justice a strong, respected and independent pillar of our constitutional state today. A functioning constitutional state is the basis of our free and democratic basic order. As a Union, we want to ensure that the court in Karlsruhe will have the necessary resources to continue its success story in the future. Congratulations on your 70th birthday. “
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