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  1. Germany - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrangement for the transfer of official and budgetary responsibilities of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth to the Federal Office for Family and Civil Society Affairs (BGBl I 21/2018) (Anordnung zur Übertragung beamten- und haushaltsrechtlicher Zuständigkeiten des Bundesministeriums für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend auf das Bundesamt für Familie und zivilgesellschaftliche Aufgaben (BAFzAZustAnO)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 2018-06-14 | DEU-2018-R-108171

    Introductory formula
    § 1 Appointment and dismissal of civil servants
    § 2 Transfer of powers and responsibilities under the Federal Civil Service Act
    § 3 Transfer of responsibilities under the Federal Career Path Regulation
    § 4 Transfer of responsibilities under the Federal Wage Act
    § 5 Transfer of responsibilities under the Civil Service Pensions Act
    § 6 Transfer of responsibilities under the Federal Disciplinary Act
    § 7 Responsibility at transferring functions
    § 8 Transfer of responsibilities under the Working Time Regulation
    § 9 Transfer of powers and responsibilities in the area of budgeting, cash and accounting
    § 10 Transfer of responsibilities under other regulations
    § 11 Reservation Clause
    § 12 Entry into force, expiry.

  2. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to extend the suspension of family reunification due to subsidiary protection (BGBl I 9/2018) (Gesetz zur Verlängerung der Aussetzung des Familiennachzugs zu subsidiär Schutzberechtigten) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-03-08 | Date of entry into force: 2018-03-16 | DEU-2018-L-108166

    Article 1. Amendment to the Residence Act allows family reunification, for foreigners holding right of residence on humanitarian grounds, with their adolescences family members. Such permissions shall be granted in the amount of one thousand per month.
    Article 2. Entry into force.

  3. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to combat child marriages. (Gesetz zur Bekämpfung von Kinderehen) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-22 | DEU-2017-L-106046

    The Act protect underage persons from forced marriages: the age of consent is to be increased from 16 to 18 years.
    -cases when one of spouses has not reached 16 years of age are not to valid, envisaged also residence and refuges penalties.
    Article 1. Amendment to the Civil Code:
    -§ 1303 Marriageable age
    -§ 1411 Marriage contract
    Article 2. Amendment to the Introductory Law of the Civil Code:
    -§ 44 Transitional provisions to the Act to combat child marriages
    Article 3. Amendment to the Civil Status Act:
    -§ 11 Jurisdiction and Registry office restriction
    Article 4. Amendment to the Asylum Act
    Article 5. Amendment to the Residence Act
    Article 6. amendment to the Judicial Officer Act
    Article 7. Amendment to the Act on Proceedings in Family Matters and in Matters of Non-contentious Jurisdiction:
    -§ 129a Principles of Priority and Expediting Proceedings
    Article 8. Amendment to the Act on Registered Life Partnerships
    Article 9. Amendment to the Social Code - Book VIII
    Article 10. Evaluation
    Article 11. Entry into force

  4. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on Council of Europe Convention of 11th May 2011 on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-27 | DEU-2017-L-106098

    The Convention entries into power for the Federal German Republic.
    The Act provides official German version of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. The above Convention entries into power.

  5. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on the activity of European intellectual property lawyers in Germany. (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Patentanwälte in Deutschland (EuPAG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-05-12 | Date of entry into force: 2017-05-18 | DEU-2017-L-106096

    Part I Requirements for admission to the Patent Attorney
    Part II Temporary service
    Part III Professional practise as a registered European patent attorney
    Part IV General provisions.

  6. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Fiftieth law to amend the Penal Code - Improving the protection of sexual self-determination. (Fünfzigstes Gesetz zur Änderung des Strafgesetzbuches - Verbesserung des Schutzes der sexuellen Selbstbestimmung) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-11-04 | Date of entry into force: 2016-11-10 | DEU-2016-L-104015

    Sexual coercion and rape are punishable according to § 177 of the Penal Code (StGB) (is a crime with a minimum of one year penalty).
    Article 1. Amendment to the Penal Code
    Article 2. Further amendments
    Article 3. Entry into force.

  7. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to protect the persons active in prostitution (Prostitution Protection Act). (Gesetz zum Schutz von in der Prostitution tätigen Personen Prostituiertenschutzgesetz - (ProstSchG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-10-21 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-01 | DEU-2016-L-104014

    Section 1. General provisions
    Section 2. Prostitute
    Section 3. Permission to operate a prostitute business; Related advertising obligations
    Section 4. Obligation of operator
    Section 5. Monitoring
    Section 6. Prohibitions; Penalties
    Section 7. Personal data; Federal Statistics
    Section 8. Other provisions.

  8. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to improve the fight against Human Trafficking and to amend the Federal Central Register Law as well as the Eighth Book of the Social Code. (Gesetz zur Verbesserung der Bekämpfung des Menschenhandels und zur Änderung des Bundeszentralregistergesetzes sowie des Achten Buches Sozialgesetzbuch) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-10-11 | Date of entry into force: 2016-10-15 | DEU-2016-L-104013

    The Act incorporates the Directive 2011/36/UE into German legal system.
    Article 1. Amendment to the Penal Code:
    §232 Human trafficking
    §232a Forced prostitution (new)
    §232b Forced labour (new)
    §233 Exploitation of labour force
    §233a Exploitation taking advantage of a deprivation of liberty
    Article 2. Amendment to the Federal Central Register Act
    Article 3. Amendment to the Social Code - Book VIII - Children and Youth
    Article 4. Further amendments
    Article 5. Restriction of basic rights
    Article 6. Entry into force.

  9. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Integration Act. (Integrationsgesetz) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-07-31 | Date of entry into force: 2016-08-06 | DEU-2016-L-104000

    Article 1. Amendment to the Social Code - Book III
    Article 2. Amendment to the Social Code - Book II
    Article 3. Amendment to the Social Code - Book XII
    Article 4. Amendment to the Act on benefits for asylum-seekers
    Article 5. Amendment to the Residence, Employment and Integration of Foreigners within the Territory of the Federal Republic of Germany Act
    Article 6. Amendment to the Asylum Procedure Act
    Article 7. Amendment to the Act on the Central register of foreigners
    Article 8. Entry into force, expiry.

  10. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to combat the corruption in healthcare. (Gesetz zur Bekämpfung von Korruption im Gesundheitswesen) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-05-30 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-04 | DEU-2016-L-103995

    The Law is meant to eliminate the regulatory gap for unfair repression in the case of prescription, delivery or delivery decisions in academic and health care professions. Creates a concept of new offenses of bribery and corruption in health care, cancelation of differentiation between corruption and bribery. Strengthening the Medical Associations to combat malpractice in the health sector, through institutionalization and reporting requirements.
    Article 1. Amendment to the Penal Code
    Article 2. Amendment to the Courts Constitution Act
    Article 3. Amendment to the Social Code - Book V - Statutory Health Insurance
    Article 4. Entry into force.

  11. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to streamline the rights of life partner. (Gesetz zur Bereinigung des Rechts der Lebenspartner) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-11-20 | Date of entry into force: 2015-11-26 | DEU-2015-L-101620

    The objective of Act is to unify the institution of marriage with partnership in the legal system. Through provisions amending especially civil, procedural law as well as family law, marriage and civil partnership are to be treated equally.

  12. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to improve the right of the accused to be represented in the appeal hearing and on the acceptance of the absence of settlement in the legal assistance (Gesetz zur Stärkung des Rechts des Angeklagten auf Vertretung in der Berufungsverhandlung und über die Anerkennung von Abwesenheitsentscheidungen in der Rechtshilfe (StPOuIRGÄndG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-25 | DEU-2015-L-101577

    Article 1. Act introduces amendments to the
    Section 329[Defendant¿s Non-Appearance] dealing with situation of accused absence in the appeal hearing.
    subsequent articles introduces some minor amendments to the other Acts dealing with court procedure.

  13. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on the Status and Tasks of the German Institute for Human Rights (DIMRG). (Gesetz über die Rechtsstellung und Aufgaben des Deutschen Instituts für Menschenrechte (DIMRG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | DEU-2015-L-101575

    § 1 Legal status and financing
    § 2 Tasks
    § 3 Organs
    § 4 Membership
    § 5 General Assembly
    § 6 Board of Trustees
    § 7 Chairman
    § 8 Entry into force.

  14. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    International Inheritance Procedure Act (Internationales Erbrechtsverfahrensgesetz (IntErbRVG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 2015-08-15 | DEU-2015-L-101574

    Section I. Scope of application
    Section II. Civil disputes
    Section III. Approval of enforcement from foreign bodies, Recognition determination
    Section IV. Acceptance of Explanations; Right of appropriation
    Section V. European Certificate of Succession
    Section VI. Authenticity of documents
    Section VII. Jurisdiction in other Voluntary Jurisdiction matters.

  15. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    9th Act to amend the Penal Code: guidance for sex offenses punishment. (Umsetzung europaischer Vorgaben zum Sexualstraftrechts) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-01-21 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-26 | DEU-2015-L-101564

    The Act incorporates the EU directive on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, into German legal system.
    Article 1. Amendments to the Penal Code:
    §184a Distribution of pornography depicting violence or sodomy
    §184b Distribution, acquisition and possession of child pornography
    §184c Distribution, acquisition and possession of juvenile pornography
    §184d Distribution of pornographic performances by broadcasting, media services or telecommunications services
    §184e Unlawful prostitution
    §201a Violation of intimate privacy by taking photographs
    Article 2. Other amendments
    Article 3. Entry into force.

  16. Germany - General provisions - Collective agreement

    Act concerning Protocol No. 15 amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Gesetz zu dem Protokoll Nr. 15 vom 24. Juni 2013 zur Anderung der Konvention zum Schutz der Menschenrechte und Grundfreiheiten) - Act on-line in German, French and English

    Adoption: 2014-12-02 | Date of entry into force: 2014-12-11 | DEU-2014-CA-98562

    Implementation of the 15th Protocol of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings and pertinent EU law on the residence permit, issued to victims of trafficking. Sanctions against employers of illegally staying third-country nationals, and combating trafficking in human beings, and protection of those affected, possible assertion of claims before the labor courts, participation in integration courses, establishing a fund for hardship payments and a rapporteur place "trafficking" for monitoring and evaluation of national developments and concepts for improving the situation of persons concerned.

  17. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to strengthen the rights of the physical, not legal father. (Gesetz zur Stärkung der Rechte des leiblichen, nicht rechtlichen Vaters) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2013-07-04 | Date of entry into force: 2013-07-12 | DEU-2013-L-95786

    Article 1. Amendment to the Civil Code
    Article 2. Amendment to Act on the procedure in family matters and in matters of voluntary jurisdiction
    Article 3. Amendment to Legal Custody Act
    Article 4. Amendment to the Act on Court charges in family matters.
    Article 5. Entry into force.

  18. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to strengthen the rights of victims of sexual abuse (StORMG). (Gesetz zur Stärkung der Rechte von Opfern sexuellen Missbrauchs (StORMG) ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2013-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 2013-06-29 | Date of partial entry into force: 2014-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2013-09-01 | DEU-2013-L-95784

    Article 1. Amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure.
    Article 2. Amendment to the Courts Constitution Act.
    Article 3. Amendment to the Youth Court Act
    Article 4. Amendment to the Civil Code
    Article 5. Amendment to the Introductory Act to the Civil Code
    Article 6. Amendment to the Penal Code (StGB).
    Article 7. Additional changes
    Article 8. Entry into force.

  19. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to protect the right of inheritance and the participation rights of illegitimate children and individually adopted children in probate proceedings (Gesetz zum Schutz des Erbrechts und der Verfahrensbeteiligungsrechte nichtehelicher und einzeladoptierter Kinder im Nachlassverfahren ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2013-03-21 | Date of entry into force: 2013-03-28 | DEU-2013-L-95782

    Article 1. Amendment to the Testament Directory Act
    Article 2. Amendment to the Federal Notary Regulation
    Article 3. Amendment to the Testament Register Regulation
    Article 4. Entry into force.

  20. Germany - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on the Management of the Debtor Directory (BGBI I.S. 1654). (Verordnung über die Führung des Schuldnerverzeichnisses (Schuldnerverzeichnisführungsverordnung - SchuFV)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2012-07-26 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | DEU-2012-R-93384

    Section 1. List of debtors
    Section 2. Registration form and transmission of orders and decisions
    Section 3. Insight into the debtors' list
    Section 4. Final provisions.

  21. Germany - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Procurement regulation in the areas of defence and security, implementing Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament concerning the coordination of procedures for the award of certain works contracts, supply contracts and public services contracts in the fields of defence and security, and amending Directives 2004/17/EC and 2004/18/EC (BGBI I.S. 1509). (Vergabeverordnung für die Bereiche Verteidigung und Sicherheit zur Umsetzung der Richtlinie 2009/81/EG des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 13. Juli 2009 über die Koordinierung der Verfahren zur Vergabe bestimmter Bau-, Liefer- und Dienstleistungsaufträge in den Bereichen Verteidigung und Sicherheit und zur Änderung der Richtlinien 2004/17/EG und 2004/18/EG (Vergabeverordnung Verteidigung und Sicherheit - VSVgV) ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2012-07-12 | Date of entry into force: 2012-07-18 | DEU-2012-R-93385

    Part 1. General provisions
    Part 2. Procurement procedures
    Part 3. Subcontract
    Part 4. Special provisions
    Part 5. Transitional and Final Provisions.

  22. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to launch a Nationwide Telephone Helpline - Violence Against Women - (HilfetelefonG) (BGBI I.S. 448). (Gesetz zur Einrichtung und zum Betrieb eines bundesweiten Hilfetelefons - Gewalt gegen Frauen - (HilfetelefonG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2012-03-07 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-13 | DEU-2012-L-93563

    § 1 Launching
    § 2 Tasks
    § 3 Target group
    § 4 Requirements for Assistance
    § 5 Requirements for accessibility
    § 6 Public Relations
    § 7 Assessment Report, evaluation
    § 8 Entry into force.

  23. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to amend §522 of the Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO). - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2011-10-21 | Date of entry into force: 2011-10-26 | DEU-2011-L-89716

    Makes Amendments to the Code concerning termination of employment in the Labour Court.

  24. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act amending the Manpower Provision Act and the Law to intensify measures against illegal employment and tax evasion connected with illegal employment. (Gesetz zur Änderung des Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetzes und des Schwarzarbeitsbekämpfungsgesetzes) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2011-07-20 | Date of entry into force: 2011-07-29 | DEU-2011-L-89668

    Article 1 contains amendments to the Manpower Provision Act:
    §16 Changes in wording
    §17 Implementation
    §17a Powers of the customs administration authorities
    §17b Reporting obligation
    §17c Documentation creation and safeguarding
    §18a Substitute service to the lender
    §19 Transitional provisions

    Article 2 contains amendments to the Law to intensify measures against illegal employment and tax evasion connected with illegal employment
    Articles §2.3.4.5.16 the wording has been modified

    Article 3 Publication permission
    Article 4 Entry into force.

  25. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to combat forced marriages and to better protect victims of forced marriage, and to amend some Acts on residence and asylum. (Gesetz zur Bekämpfung der Zwangsheirat und zum besseren Schutz der Opfer von Zwangsheirat sowie zur Änderung weiterer aufenthalts- und asylrechtlicher Vorschriften) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2011-06-23 | Date of entry into force: 2011-06-30 | DEU-2011-L-89671

    Article 1.
    Amendments to the Residence, Employment and Integration of Foreigners within the Territory of the Federal Republic of Germany Act: introduces new sections
    §25a granting residency permit to well integrated youngsters and adolescents;
    § 88a data processing in connection with integration measures.
    Article 2.
    Amendments to the Freedom of Movement for EU Citizens Act (FreizügG/EU);new section:
    §88a deals with integration courses for foreigners living in Germany.
    Article 3.
    Amendments to the Asylum Procedure Act - amendments in wording.
    Article 4.
    Amendments to the Penal Code a new section is added (§ 237) concerning Forced Marriage.
    Article 5.
    Amendments to the Penal procedure odrinance, in numeration.
    Article 6.
    Amendments to the Civil Code - changes in numeration.
    Article 7.
    Amendments to the Introductory Act to the Civil Code new section
    § 26 Regulations to the Act to combat forced marriage and better protect victims of forced marriage as well as amendments of asylum regulations.
    Article 8.
    Amendments to the Regulation on the Implementation of the Law on the Central Register of Foreigners - minor amendments to wording and numeration.
    Article 9.
    Final provisions.

  26. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on the Implementation of the Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA of 28 November 2008 on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia and to implement the Additional Protocol of 28 January 2003 on the Council of Europe Convention of 23 November 2001 on Cybercrime concerning the criminal acts committed through computer networks. (Gesetz zur Umsetzung des Rahmenbeschlusses 2008/913/JI des Rates vom 28. November 2008 zur strafrechtlichen Bekämpfung bestimmter Formen und Ausdrucksweisen von Rassismus und Fremdenfeindlichkeit und zur Umsetzung des Zusatzprotokolls vom 28. Januar 2003 zum Übereinkommen des Europarats vom 23. November 2001 über Computerkriminalität betreffend die Kriminalisierung mittels Computersystemen begangener Handlungen rassistischer und fremdenfeindlicher Art) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2011-03-16 | Date of entry into force: 2011-03-21 | DEU-2011-L-89677

    Amends the Penal Code (StGB) § 130 providing the penalty of three months up to five years of imprisonment for committing cyber crimes on xenophobic, racial, ethnical or religious grounds.

  27. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany (article 91e) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2010-07-21 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-26 | DEU-2010-L-87024

    Article 91e stipulates cooperation between Federal and regional authorities in providing basic insurance for job seekers.

  28. Germany - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation concerning the transfer of power to the Federal Insurance Office in order to enact regulations under the Fifth Book of the Social Code (Social Book V transfer regulation) (Verordnung zur Übertragung der Befugnis zum Erlass von Rechtsverordnungen nach dem Fünften Buch Sozialgesetzbuch auf das Bundesversicherungsamt (SGB V-Übertragungsverordnung - SGB V-ÜbV)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2010-02-12 | Date of entry into force: 2010-02-22 | DEU-2010-R-87020

    Based on the Social Code Book V authorization, competences enclosed in par. 171e & 171f has been transferred to the Federal Insurance Office.

  29. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Third Law to amend Compensation for Victims of Violent Crimes Act of 7th January 1985. (Opferentschädigungsgesetz (OEG)) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2009-06-25 | DEU-2009-L-84401

    This law regulates the care for victims of an intentional, unlawful assault or self-defence. Also includes families of persons who are killed as a result of violent crimes.

    § 1 - Access to care
    § 2 - Grounds for refusal of such care
    § 3 Overlapping of care benefits
    § 3a - Procedures in case of violence abroad
    § 4 - Cost bearer
    § 5 - Transitional statutory compensation claims
    § 6 - Jurisdiction and procedures
    § 6a - Responsibilities of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
    § 7 - Legal procedures
    § 8 (Amendment of the Insurance Regulation)(empty)
    § 9 (Amendment of the Social Insurance Law) (empty)
    § 10 - Transitional provisions
    § 11 - Appendix

  30. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to Implement Certain Legal Instruments In the Field of International Family Law (International Family Law Procedure Act - IFLPA). (Gesetz zur Aus- und Durchführung bestimmter Rechtsinstrumente auf dem Gebiet des internationalen Familienrechts (Internationales Familienrechtsverfahrensgesetz - IntFamRVG)) - Act on-line in English Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2009-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2009-07-01 | DEU-2009-L-86746

    Division 1. Scope of application; definitions
    Division 2. Central Authority; Youth Welfare Office
    Division 3. Court jurisdiction and concentration of jurisdiction
    Division 4. General rules of court
    Division 5. Admission of compulsory enforcement, recognition, finding and restoration of custody of children
    Division 6. Proceedings pursuant to the Hague Child Abduction Convention
    Division 7. Enforcement
    Division 8. Cross-border placement
    Division 9. Certificates concerning national decisions pursuant to Regulation (EC) No. 2201/2003
    Division 10. Costs
    Division 11. Transitional provisions

  31. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on Proceedings in Family Matters and in Matters of Non-contentious Jurisdiction. (Gesetz über das Verfahren in Familiensachen und in den Angelegenheiten der freiwilligen Gerichtsbarkeit (FamFG) ) - Act on-line in German Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 2008-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 2009-09-01 | DEU-2008-L-106137

    Book 1 General Part
    -Part 1 General Provisions
    -Part 2 Proceedings in the First Instance
    -Part 3 Order
    -Part 4 Interlocutory Order
    -Part 5 Appellate Remedies
    -Part 6 Legal Aid
    -Part 7 Costs
    -Part 8 Enforcement
    -Part 9 Proceedings with Transnational Elements
    Book 2 Proceedings in Family Matters
    -Part 1 General Provisions
    -Part 2 Proceedings in Marital Matters; Proceedings in Divorce Matters and Ancillary Proceedings
    -Part 3 Proceedings in Parent and Child Matters
    -Part 4 Proceedings in Matters Concerning Parentage
    -Part 5 Proceedings in Adoption Matters
    -Part 6 Proceedings in Matters Concerning the Marital Home and Household Objects
    -Part 7 Proceedings in Matters Concerning Protection against Violence
    -Part 8 Proceedings in Matters Concerning the Equalisation of Pension Benefits
    -Part 9 Proceedings in Matters Concerning Maintenance
    -Part 10 Procedures in Marital Property Law Matters
    -Part 11 Proceedings in Other Family Matters
    -Part 12 Proceedings in Matters Concerning Life Partnerships
    Book 3 Proceedings in Custodianship and Involuntary Commitment Matters
    -Part 1 Proceedings in Custodianship Matters
    -Part 2 Proceedings in Involuntary Commitment Matters
    -Part 3 Proceedings in Matters Concerning Adult Guardianship Court Appointments
    Book 4 Proceedings in Estate and Property Division Matters
    -Part 1 Definitions of Terms; Local Jurisdiction
    -Part 2 Proceedings in Estate Matters
    -Part 3 Proceedings in Property Distribution Matters
    Book 5 Proceedings in Registry Matters, Commercial Law Proceedings
    -Part 1 Definitions of Terms
    -Part 2 Jurisdiction
    -Part 3 Register Matters
    -Part 4 Commercial Law Proceedings
    Book 6 Proceedings in Other Matters of Non-Contentious Jurisdiction
    Book 7 Proceedings in Matters Involving a Deprivation of Liberty
    Book 8 Proceedings in Matters Concerning Judicial Public Notice
    -Part 1 General Procedural Provisions
    -Part 2 Public Notice as to Unknown Owners of Real Property, Ships, and Ships Under Construction
    -Part 3 Public Notice as to Unknown Creditors Regarding Mortgages, Ship Liens, and Those Entitled to Other Property Rights
    -Part 4 Public Notice as to Unknown Creditors of Estates
    -Part 5 Public Notice as to Unknown Creditors Regarding Ships
    -Part 6 Public Notice as to Declarations of Invalidity of Legal Instruments
    Book 9 Final Provisions

  32. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to amend the right to contest paternity. (Gesetz zur Ergänzung des Rechts zur Anfechtung der Vaterschaft ) - Bundesgesetzblatt on-line

    Adoption: 2008-03-13 | Date of entry into force: 2008-06-01 | DEU-2008-L-86728

    Amends article 1600 of Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch-BGB) in respect to cases when paternity rights could be contested in family courts, as well as the role of social authorities and police in the process.

  33. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Adult Protection Convention Implementation Act (ErwSÜAG) (BGBl. I S. 314; 2009 II S. 39). (Gesetz zur Ausführung des Haager Übereinkommens vom 13. Januar 2000 über den internationalen Schutz von Erwachsenen (Erwachsenenschutzübereinkommens- Ausführungsgesetz - ErwSÜAG)) - Act on-line in German Convention in English

    Adoption: 2007-03-17 | Date of entry into force: 2008-12-12 | DEU-2007-L-86663

    Implements to the German legislation the Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults.

    Section 1. Central Authority
    Section 2. Juridical competence and their concentration
    Section 3. Recognition of identification, consultation procedures and certificates.

  34. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Civil Status Act (PStG) (BGBl. I S. 122). (Personenstandsgesetz (PStG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2007-02-19 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | DEU-2007-L-86645

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Civil status registry maintenance
    Chapter 3. Wedding
    Chapter 4. Justification of the partnership
    Chapter 5. Birth
    Chapter 6. Death
    Chapter 7. Special Certifications
    Chapter 8. Corrections and legal proceedings
    Chapter 9. Evidence and use of civil registration
    Chapter 10. Coercion, Fines, special features, fees
    Chapter 11. Regulatory powers
    Chapter 12. Transitional provisions

  35. Germany - General provisions - International agreement

    Traité entre le Royaume de Belgique, la République fédérale d'Allemagne, le Royaume d'Espagne, la République française, le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, le Royaume des Pays-Bas et la République d'Autriche relatif à l'approfondissement de la coopération transfrontalière, notamment en vue de lutter contre le terrorisme, la criminalité transfrontalière et la migration illégale (ensemble deux annexes et une déclaration), fait à Prüm le 27 mai 2005. - Traité

    Adoption: 2005-05-27 | INT-2005-IA-77528

    Publié au Journal officiel de la France par le décret n° 200-33 du 10 janvier 2008.

  36. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch-BGB). - Act on-line in German Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 2002-01-02 | DEU-2002-L-61880

    Publication of the German Civil Code, revised version, including amendments until 01.01.2002. The Civil Code contains in its Books I and II the basic regulations on employment contracts. Specific provisions on employment contracts are set out in Book II, Chapter 8, Title 8.

  37. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on the modernisation of the law on obligations.

    Adoption: 2001-11-26 | DEU-2001-L-60649

    Transposes into national law EC Directives 1999/44/EC, 2000/35/EC, and Sections 10, 11 and 18 of EC Directive 2000/31/EC. Amends law of obligations of the Civil Code so as to incorporate various provisions on consumer protection.

  38. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act amending Section 108 of the Basic Law.

    Adoption: 2001-11-26 | DEU-2001-L-60650

    Amends Basic Law with regard to the establishment of intermediary government bodies (Mittelbehörden).

  39. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act introducing the Euro in the area of social security and labour legislation, and amending other provisions (4. Euro-Einführungsgesetz).

    Adoption: 2000-12-21 | DEU-2000-L-60466

    Amends a number of laws dealing with social security and labour issues so as to provide for the introduction of the Euro.

  40. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act introducing tax deductions for persons living far away from their workplace.

    Adoption: 2000-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-01 | DEU-2000-L-60468

    Amends Income Tax Act to introduce tax deductions for persons living far away from their workplace.

  41. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act for the simplification and acceleration of the procedure of the Industrial Court. (Arbeitsgerichtsbeschleunigungsgesetz)

    Adoption: 2000-03-30 | Date of entry into force: 2000-05-01 | DEU-2000-L-57174

  42. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act for the strengthening of the independence of judges and the courts.

    Adoption: 1999-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 1999-12-22 | DEU-1999-L-57170

    Amends numerous laws to provide for the strengthening of the independence of the judiciary in Germany.

  43. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Second Law improving the regulations on rehabilitation of victims of political prosecution in the former GDR.

    Adoption: 1999-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 2000-01-01 | DEU-1999-L-57981

    Amends criminal, administrative, and professional rehabilitation acts. Strengthens rights to compensation payments of victims of political persecution and some of their relatives.

  44. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Consolidation of Criminal Rehabilitation Act of 1997 (StrRehaG).

    Adoption: 1999-12-17 | DEU-1999-L-57982

    Repromulgates Criminal Rehabilitation Act of 1 July 1997.

  45. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Citizenship Act.

    Adoption: 1999-06-15 | Date of entry into force: 0101-20 | DEU-1999-L-54859

    Amends Reich and State Citizenship Act, which shall now be known as the State Citizenship Act. As of 1 January 2000, children of foreign parents who are born in Germany shall automatically acquire German citizenship if one parent has lived in Germany for at least eight years and has held an unlimited residence permit for at least three years. Also provides for citizenship applications for foreign children born in Germany before 1 January 2000. Persons who acquire German citizenship and who hold other citizenships must either give up German citizenship or renounce their foreign citizenship at the age of majority. Allows foreign adults to apply for German citizenship if they have legally resided in Germany for eight years, hold an unlimited residence permit, do not profess hostility to the Basic Law, have not been convicted of a crime, and are not supported by social assistance.

  46. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act amending the act introducing the Insolvency Ordinance (EGInsOÄndG).

    Adoption: 1998-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | DEU-1998-L-58135

    Makes miscellaneous amendments to the act introducing the Insolvency Ordinance and related laws.

  47. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act correcting the legislation on social security and securing the rights of workers.

    Adoption: 1998-12-19 | DEU-1998-L-58136

    Makes provision for corrections of the Pensions Act, and for amendments of the third, forth and sixth books of the Social Code, the Employment Protection Act, the Civil Code, and several other laws containing provisions on workers rights.

  48. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code (StGB). (Strafgesetzbuch (StGB)) - Official English Translation Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 1998-11-13 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | DEU-1998-L-51220

    Issues a new official consolidation of the Penal Code. S. 1 provides that only acts declared illegal before their commission may be punished. Ss. 84-86 prohibit participation in political organizations which are declared illegal by the Constitutional Court or which are against international peace. Part 13 prohibits sexual abuse of children, pimping, and trafficking of humans. The provisions regarding trafficking of humans and sexual misuse of children shall also apply to German perpetrators outside of Germany (ss. 5, 6).

  49. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to nullify wrongful decisions of the National Socialist criminal law system and sterilization decisions of former hereditary health courts.

    Adoption: 1998-08-25 | Date of entry into force: 1998-08-26 | DEU-1998-L-50746

    Provides for the nullification of court decisions which were made for political, military, racial, and religious reasons, as well as sterilization decisions under the Act for the prevention of hereditarily ill progeny (14 July 1933).

  50. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Second Act to amend the Act on benefits for asylum seekers.

    Adoption: 1998-08-25 | Date of entry into force: 1998-09-01 | DEU-1998-L-50747

    Amends provisions of the Act (BGBl.I 1997/S. 2022) regarding limitation of benefits and denial of benefits if an asylum-seeker refuses certain assignments without reason. Inserts a new subsection 7a requiring in certain cases persons receiving benefits to furnish a security deposit.

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