A delegation of Azerbaijan`s Constitutional Court led by chairman Farhad Abdullayev has attended an international conference in Astana, Kazakhstan. The conference marked the Day of Constitution of Kazakhstan. The event was attended by Venice Commission officials, representatives and scientists from the Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Latvia, Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Jordan, Algeria and other countries, AzerTag reports. Addressing the event, Farhad Abdullayev highlighted constitutional and legal reforms carried out in Azerbaijan. President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev received heads of delegations taking part in the conference at his Presidential Palace. News.Az … [Read more...] about News.Az — Your Window to the RegionDelegation of Azerbaijan`s Constitutional Court attends international conference in Astana
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Grundgesetz Germany’s Basic Law has served the country well for 70 years, but some experts think an update is in order to address the digital age and globalization. Published on August 23, 2018 1:45 pm Germany’s Grundgesetz, or Basic Law, is widely regarded as one of the best constitutions in the world. With Germany in ruins and disgrace just three years after the end of World War II, a convention of experts met on an island in Bavaria’s Lake Chiemsee to enshrine democracy and human rights in a 95-page document whose first article declares that “Human dignity shall be inviolable.” Their draft was finalized on August 23, 1948, after 14 days of discussion in a former residence of Bavaria’s “Mad” King Ludwig II and adopted with virtually no changes as the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany nine months later, with the blessing of the occupying Western allies. It created a stable political order that enabled the … [Read more...] about Germany’s Basic Law at 70: Is the world’s best constitution out of date?
Real Estate Angst Properties are valued differently in the east than in the west. The country’s highest court is asking whether this is unconstitutional – a decision that will impact 35 million pieces of real estate, billions in state revenues and hundreds of jobs. By Albert Funk, Cathrin Schaer Published on January 16, 2018 3:18 pm It’s been almost 30 years since the wall came down, but Berlin is still a city divided. The old border between east and west Germany may be almost invisible, and buildings may stand on what was once no man’s land, but there is still one significant way in which the German capital is split: Property tax. German property tax has been criticized for years because of the bizarre, arbitrary and outdated way in which it is calculated. Property taxes in the former West German states are based on unit values from 1964, whereas taxes in former East German states are based on unit values from 1935. Authorities had the option of … [Read more...] about Germany’s convoluted property tax could be illegal
Catalan can Spain is keen to get its hands on the fugitive Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, following his arrest in Germany on Sunday. But it hadn't reckoned on one giant, intransigent obstacle — German constitutional law. Published on March 28, 2018 6:04 pm In April 1917, Germany famously turned a blind eye when it let the Russian fugitive Vladimir Lenin transit from exile in Switzerland to lead a revolution in his homeland. Although that decision changed the world for ever, it did at least allow German immigration officials to dodge a bullet. The same can’t be said 101 years later. On Sunday, police in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein arrested the fugitive Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, as he drove from Denmark toward his exile home in Belgium. The separatist, who fled Spain in October after a failed secession bid, was detained under a European arrest warrant (EAW) issued in Spain. Magistrates there want him on charges of misuse of public … [Read more...] about Why Germany could save Carles Puigdemont
The former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is to appear in court following his arrest in Germany, which triggered a wave of protests in Catalonia where thousands of separatists confronted police. Puigdemont, who has been living in self-imposed exile in Brussels since October, was travelling in a car on the way from Finland to Belgium on Sunday when he was detained, having visited Finnish lawmakers in Helsinki. German police arrested him after he crossed the border from Denmark, under a European arrest warrant reactivated on Friday by Spain, where he is wanted on charges of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds. Puigdemont will be brought before a German judge on Monday to confirm his identity. The court will then decide if he is to remain in custody pending extradition proceedings. News of the arrest sparked protests in Catalonia that turned violent, with three arrests and at least 52 people injured in Barcelona. A crowd of several thousand people gathered outside the … [Read more...] about Carles Puigdemont to appear in court in Germany as Catalans protest