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The Rule of Law in German Criminal Proceedings - German Constitutional Law and the European Convention on Human Rights

  • Germany as law-exporting nation is a worldwide role model especially for its criminal law and criminal procedure law which has influenced several East Asian countries. The author offers a short historical overview on the establishment of the rule of law in Germany. He describes the role of the German Federal Constitution as source of criminal procedure law by referring to fundamental constitutional principles as well as giving specific case examples. The second part of the essay focuses on the relevance and application of the European Convention on Human Rights. The author points out basic principles of the European Convention on Human Rights and illustrates its influence on German legal practice.

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Author:Volker Krey
Series (Volume no.):Rechtspolitisches Forum (43)
Document Type:Book
Date of completion:2011/09/19
Publishing institution:Universität Trier
Contributing corporation:Institut für Rechtspolitik an der Universität Trier
Release Date:2011/09/19
Tag:European Convention on Human Rights; European Court of Human Rights; German Federal Constitution; criminal law; human rights
GND Keyword:Rechtsstaatsprinzip
Source:Rechtspolitisches Forum; 43
Contributor:Hoffmann, Bernd von; Robbers, Gerhard
Institutes:Fachbereich 5 / Rechtswissenschaft
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 34 Recht / 340 Recht

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