MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Safe through the pandemic with the Infection Protection Act
The Bundestag is discussing the Third Civil Protection Act on Wednesday. In this way, the Infection Protection Act specifies the legal basis for protective measures to combat the corona pandemic and gives the statutory ordinances of the federal states a clear and transparent framework. The legal policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Dr. Jan-Marco Luczak:
“In order to curb the infection rate quickly, politicians must be able to react quickly and consistently and adopt all necessary measures. Restrictions on contact, the ban on cultural events or the closing of restaurants are painful encroachments on people’s fundamental rights. With this law we ensure that the pandemic can be combated effectively and that fundamental rights are protected as much as possible.
The accusation made by unconventional thinkers that we would create an enabling law is therefore not only historically infamous, but also wrong in substance. The opposite is the case. As the Bundestag, we give the states a clear regulatory program on which measures are permitted under which conditions. In this way, we not only design the interventions in a manner that is respectful of fundamental rights and strictly proportionate, but also take into account the constitutional principle of materiality. With this law, both the protection of basic rights and parliamentary participation are strengthened.
In particular in areas that are particularly sensitive to fundamental rights, we have once again raised the barriers to action. Exit restrictions, the prohibition of demonstrations or church services may only ever be a last resort. As a Union, it was also important to us to take away people’s fear of social isolation. That is why we have ensured that visits to old people’s or nursing homes are not restricted to such an extent that there are no more social contacts.
In future, all statutory ordinances must be limited in time and, above all, justified by the federal states. This makes the measures more comprehensible for the courts and those affected and thus ensures greater court stability and acceptance among the people. “
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