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Handouts with information on the German legal system

Handout “Basic principles and values of the German legal system”

The aim of the handout “Basic principles and values of the German legal system” is to quickly teach the fundamental values of our legal system and constitutional order. It is explained how rules are created in Germany and which fundamental values are laid down in the German constitution that apply for the living together in Germany.

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Handout “Basic principles of the German civil law”

The handout “Basic principles of the German civil law” provides an overview about the freedom of action and contract in Germany. It deals in particular with all issues regarding the conclusion of a contract, that is to say which rights and obligations arise from a contract for the contracting parties.

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Handout “Marriage, family and parenting”

How is a marriage contracted in Germany? What do equal rights for men and women mean? How can I defend myself from violence in marriage? The handout “Marriage, family and parenting” provides answers to these questions and provides basic information on a woman’s role in Germany.

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Handout “Basics of the German criminal law”

In the handout “Basiscs of the German criminal law”, essential information is provided as to who is responsible for prosecution in Germany and which roles the police, the public prosecution office and the criminal courts play in this respect. Furthermore, examples are given as to which criminal offenses are regulated by the state laws.

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