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Selected Decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany - Jubilee Edition

Translation of relevant decisions of the German Constitutional Court into Macedonian

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the German Constitution (Grundgesetz) in 2009, the Rule of Law Program South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (RSP SOE) has translated essential decisions by the German Constitutional Court into several languages of the Western Balkans. The collection of decision opens with an introduction by Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Hans-Jürgen Papier, president of the German Constitutional Court. The director of the RSP SOE, Dr. iur. Stefanie Ricarda Roos, contributed a foreword as well. Volume II—the translation into Macedonian—was published in September.

The publication is inspired by the German book “Decisions of the German Constitutional Court: A Study Collection” by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schwabe. The RSP SOE edited and expanded the collection to better meet the needs of the region. It now includes about 160 decisions related to the essential fields of the German Constitution: Constitutional dogmatics, basic rights, the principles of state structure and jurisdiction (especially the compatibility of legislation with the Basic Law) and basic rights in legal procedures. In addition, the collection contains a section on the involvement in International Organizations.

The publication primarily addresses judges and research staff at the constitutional courts of the Western Balkans, but is also intended for other constitutional law experts in the region and is hoped to become a useful tool in all of the abovementioned areas. The collection offers systematic access to the decisions made under German constitutional jurisdiction, which holds a high reputation due to its quality and consistency – not just in Germany.

Three more edition in this series is still pending—the translation into Albanian, Bosnian and Serbian.

The RSP SOE has presented the book in cooperation with the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Macedonia on the 25th September 2009 at an expert talk on “Constitutional Adjudication" in Skopje (Macedonia). All books are going to be presented at various seminars and conferences in the region. For upcoming events please check our website.