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  1. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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.

  2. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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

  3. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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.

  4. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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.

  5. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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.

  6. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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.

  7. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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.

  8. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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.

  9. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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.

  10. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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.

  11. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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

  12. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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

  13. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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.

  14. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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

  15. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - 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.

  16. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Civil Code. - Official English Translation

    Adoption: 1898-08-18 | Date of entry into force: 1896-08-18 | DEU-1898-L-42183

    Excerpt of the sections regarding labour standards. Concerns basic regulations such as equal treatment between men and women, termination of employment, employees' payment, different notice periods that must be observed by the employer in the case of dismissal and dismissal without notice.

  17. Germany - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO). (Zivilprozessordnung (ZPO)) - Act on-line in German Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 1877-01-30 | Date of entry into force: 2002-01-01 | DEU-1877-L-89715

    BOOK 1 - GENERAL REGULATIONS
    Chapter 1: Courts
    Chapter 2: Parties
    Chapter 3: Proceedings
    BOOK 2 - PROCEDURAL RULES FOR PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURTS OF FIRST INSTANCE
    Chapter 1: Proceedings before the regional courts (Landgerichte)
    Chapter 2: Proceedings pursued before the local courts (Amtsgerichte)
    BOOK 3 - APPELLATE REMEDIES
    Chapter 1: Appeal
    Chapter 2: Appeal on points of law
    Chapter 3: Complaints
    BOOK 4 - REOPENING OF PROCEEDINGS
    BOOK 5 - PROCEEDINGS ON CLAIMS ARISING FROM A DEED, IN WHICH SOLELY DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE IS SUBMITTED, AND PROCEEDINGS ON CLAIMS ARISING FROM A BILL OF EXCHANGE
    BOOK 6 - (repealed)
    BOOK 7 - SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS FOR A PAYMENT ORDER
    BOOK 8 - COMPULSORY ENFORCEMENT
    Chapter 1: General regulations
    Chapter 2: Compulsory enforcement for monetary claims
    Chapter 3: Compulsory enforcement serving to obtain the surrender of objects or serving to ensure that actions are taken or refrained from
    Chapter 4: Statutory declaration in lieu of an oath; detention
    Chapter 5: Seizure and injunction
    BOOK 9 - (repealed)
    BOOK 10 - ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS
    Chapter 1: General regulations
    Chapter 2: Arbitration agreement
    Chapter 3: Formation of the arbitration tribunal
    Chapter 4: Competence of the arbitration tribunal
    Chapter 5: Implementation of the arbitration proceedings
    Chapter 6: Arbitration award and conclusion of the proceedings
    Chapter 7: Legal remedies against the arbitration award
    Chapter 8: Prerequisites for the recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards
    Chapter 9: Court proceedings
    Chapter 10: Arbitration tribunals not governed by agreements
    BOOK 11 - JUDICIAL COLLABORATION WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION
    Chapter 1: Service of records or documents pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007
    Chapter 2: Taking of evidence in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 1206/2001
    Chapter 3: Assistance with court costs pursuant to Council Directive 2003/8/EC
    Chapter 4: European enforcement orders pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 805/2004
    Chapter 5: European order for payment procedure pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 1896/2006
    Chapter 6: European small claims procedure pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 861/2007


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