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I would like to emphasize that the right to information is part of the right to freedom of expression, which is confirmed by international human rights laws, specifically by the International Pact of Civil and Political Rights (article 19), and the Universal Declaration of Human rights (article 19), all of them ratified by Germany and incorporated into German law.
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) President Luzius Wildhaber criticized the German government and the German constitutional court. The fact that judgments of the European Court of Human Rights are not followed by German courts shows lack of commitment to Europe: http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,327801,00.html. Germany violates Article 46 of the European Convention of Human Rights to obey judgments.
Unfortunately the German Constitutional Court failed to declare the Law of Legal Advice of 1935 unconstitutional : http://www.forumjustizgeschichte.de/Wasch_mir_den_P.198.0.html. The result is very simplified that judges now can give free altruistic advice. Therefore the "Robin Hood" of German legal system http://home.broadpark.no/~wkeim/files/fight_legal_advice_law.htm has to use a case before the European Court of Human Rights: http://home.broadpark.no/~wkeim/files/bockmann_nazi_law.htm to overcome this Nazi law from 1935, which is unnecessary restricting Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union: "Everyone shall have the possibility of being advised, defended and represented. "
As European my opinion is that Germany should respect the fundamental rights of the Charter of the European Union.
In addition Germany and its states (Bundesländer) must learn to respect human rights.
Copy: EU Council, EU Commission, EU Parliament, EU Ombudsman, Commissioner for Human
Rights of the Council of Europe, OHCHR-UNOG G/SO 215/51 GERM ES, Chancellor, President
of Bundestag, Constitutional Court, German Human Rights Commissioner, Klaus Stoltenberg
(German Ministry of Justice), Committee for Human Rights.
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