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  1. Germany - Human rights - 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.

  2. Germany - Human rights - 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.

  3. Germany - Human rights - 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.

  4. Germany - Human rights - 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.

  5. Germany - Human rights - 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.

  6. Germany - Human rights - 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.

  7. Germany - Human rights - 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.

  8. Germany - Human rights - 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.

  9. Germany - Human rights - 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.

  10. Germany - Human rights - 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.

  11. Germany - Human rights - 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).

  12. Germany - Human rights - 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.

  13. Germany - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act on benefits for asylum-seekers (AsylbLG).

    Adoption: 1997-08-05 | Date of entry into force: 1997-06-01 | DEU-1997-L-47639

    Provides for clothing, shelter, food and stipends for persons who are applying for asylum. S. 5 provides for employment opportunities for asylum seekers within the framework of asylum facilities, to be paid at an hourly rate of 2DM. Those capable of work who do not accept employment on reasonable grounds shall be subject to a reduction in benefits. Asylum seekers with personal assets shall use these up before being entitled to benefits. This is an official revision of the original Act of 1993.

  14. Germany - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act to ameliorate the rehabilitation regulations for victims of political persecution in the former German Democratic Republic.

    Adoption: 1997-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-02 | DEU-1997-L-47441

    Amends provisions of the Professional Rehabilitation Act of 23 June 1994 regarding entitlement to benefits for vocational training. Amends provisions of the Administrative Rehabilitation Act regarding, inter alia, the determination of what constitutes political persecution for the purposes of the Act.

  15. Germany - Human rights - Law, Act

    Administrative Rehabilitation Act [VwRehaG] [official revision].

    Adoption: 1997-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-05 | DEU-1997-L-47443

    Revokes and provides compensation for administrative decisions made in the former German Democratic Republic which unjustly caused professional hardship or deprivation of property. Official revision of the Act of 23 June 1994.

  16. Germany - Human rights - Law, Act

    Professional Rehabilitation Act. (Berufliches Rehabilitierungsgesetz (BerRehaG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 1997-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 1998-01-01 | DEU-1997-L-47444

    Provides for pension and vocational training benefits for persons who suffered professional hardship or who had their vocational training interrupted because of political persecution in the former German Democratic Republic. Revision of the Act of 23 June 1994.

  17. Germany - Human rights - International agreement

    Convention concluded in New York on 31.03.1953 regarding the political rights of women.

    Adoption: 1994-09-06 | DEU-1994-IA-41165

    Full text of the Convention, which is declared part of national law. Sets out the scope of its application.

  18. Germany - Human rights - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning the scope of the Convention regarding the elimination of racial discrimination in every form.

    Adoption: 1994-08-19 | Date of entry into force: 1994-06-10 | DEU-1994-M-41139

  19. Germany - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act to amend several standards of the Social Code with respect to the protection of personal social data and to amend other standards.

    Adoption: 1994-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 1994-06-18 | DEU-1994-L-41117

    Prohibits the use of data with respect to personal social information without a particular reason. Also prohibits the attachment of maternity benefit and family benefit allocated for raising children.

  20. Germany - Human rights - Law, Act

    Federal Act concerning protection regarding data collection.

    Adoption: 1993-12-27 | DEU-1993-L-42206

    Data can only be collected and stored in particular circumstances pursuant to the right of self-determination regarding information. In the labour law sector the employer has the right to store only data which are related to employment, such as information on age, education, vocational training and employee evaluations. In the case of wrongful storage, the employer is liable for damages irrespective of fault.

  21. Germany - Human rights - Law, Act

    26th Penal Law Amendment Act: Trade of human beings (26th PLAA).

    Adoption: 1992-07-14 | DEU-1992-L-31345

    The word "prostitution" is replaced by "trade of human beings" in the amended text.


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