The Bundestag is obliged to initiate such an action at the request of one fourth of its Members.
By a statute requiring the consent of the Bundesrat, exceptions from the first sentence of paragraph (2) of Article 42, and the first sentence of paragraph (3) of Article 52, may be authorised for the exercise of the rights granted to the Bundestag and the Bundesrat under the contractual foundations of the European Union.(3) Before participating in legislative acts of the European Union, the Federal Government shall provide the Bundestag with an opportunity to state its position.
A comparable parliamentary oversight shall be afforded by the Lnder.
Article 14[Property – Inheritance – Expropriation](2) Property entails obligations. Article 15[Socialisation]Article 16[Citizenship – Extradition](2) No German may be extradited to a foreign country.
The law may provide otherwise for extraditions to a member state of the European Union or to an international court, provided that the rule of law is observed.table of contents(1) Persons persecuted on political grounds shall have the right of asylum.(3) By a law requiring the consent of the Bundesrat, states may be specified in which, on the basis of their laws, enforcement practices and general political conditions, it can be safely concluded that neither political persecution nor inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment exists.
It shall be presumed that a foreigner from such a state is not persecuted, unless he presents evidence justifying the conclusion that, contrary to this presumption, he is persecuted on political grounds.(5) Paragraphs (1) to (4) of this Article shall not preclude the conclusion of international agreements of member states of the European Communities with each other or with those third states which, with due regard for the obligations arising from the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, whose enforcement must be assured in the contracting states, adopt rules conferring jurisdiction to decide on applications for asylum, including the reciprocal recognition of asylum decisions.table of contents Every person shall have the right individually or jointly with others to address written requests or complaints to competent authorities and to the legislature.table of contents(1) Laws regarding military and alternative service may provide that the basic right of members of the Armed Forces and of alternative service freely to express and disseminate their opinions in speech, writing and pictures (first clause of paragraph (1) of Article 5), the basic right of assembly (Article 8), and the right of petition (Article 17) insofar as it permits the submission of requests or complaints jointly with others, be restricted during their period of military or alternative service.
Currie Stand: Die bersetzung bercksichtigt die nderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 1 des Gesetzes vom (BGBl. 2438)Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany The Parliamentary Council, meeting in public session at Bonn am Rhein on , confirmed that the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany, which was adopted by the Parliamentary Council on , was ratified in the week of 16 to by the parliaments of more than two thirds of the participating German Lnder.
The Basic Law is hereby published in the Federal Law Gazette pursuant to paragraph (3) of Article 145.table of contents Conscious of their responsibility before God and man, Germans in the Lnder of Baden-Wrttemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia have achieved the unity and freedom of Germany in free self-determination.
If no other jurisdiction has been established, recourse shall be to the ordinary courts.Article 11[Freedom of movement](2) This right may be restricted only by or pursuant to a law, and only in cases in which the absence of adequate means of support would result in a particular burden for the community, or in which such restriction is necessary to avert an imminent danger to the existence or the free democratic basic order of the Federation or of a Land, to combat the danger of an epidemic, to respond to a grave accident or natural disaster, to protect young persons from serious neglect, or to prevent crime.table of contents(1) All Germans shall have the right freely to choose their occupation or profession, their place of work and their place of training.The practice of an occupation or profession may be regulated by or pursuant to a law.(3) Forced labour may be imposed only on persons deprived of their liberty by the judgment of a court.table of contents(1) Men who have attained the age of eighteen may be required to serve in the Armed Forces, in the Federal Border Police, or in a civil defence organisation.(3) Persons liable to compulsory military service who are not called upon to render service pursuant to paragraph (1) or (2) of this Article may, when a state of defence is in effect, be assigned by or pursuant to a law to employment involving civilian services for defence purposes, including the protection of the civilian population; they may be assigned to public employment only for the purpose of discharging police functions or such other sovereign functions of public administration as can be discharged only by persons employed in the public service.The second sentence of paragraph (2) of Article 10 shall not be affected by this paragraph.table of contents Article 20[Constitutional principles – Right of resistance](2) All state authority is derived from the people.It shall be exercised by the people through elections and other votes and through specific legislative, executive and judicial bodies.(4) All Germans shall have the right to resist any person seeking to abolish this constitutional order, if no other remedy is available.table of contents Mindful also of its responsibility toward future generations, the state shall protect the natural foundations of life and animals by legislation and, in accordance with law and justice, by executive and judicial action, all within the framework of the constitutional order.table of contents(1) Political parties shall participate in the formation of the political will of the people. Their internal organisation must conform to democratic principles.