Abortion, Commentaries, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Media Law

Abortion, Libel, Judges and Journalists

In 2018, there was a controversy in Germany about whether doctors who performed abortions could advertise this service. In 2017, a German doctor, Krista Hänel (g), had included a reference to the fact that she provided abortions on her website. She was then prosecuted under §219a of the German Criminal Code, which prohibits "advertising" abortion… Continue reading Abortion, Libel, Judges and Journalists

Comparative Law, KUG, Media Law, Right of Personality, Right to Informational Self-Determination, Right to Publicity

Germany’s Tricky Laws and the Internet Part II: Photos of People in Public

One of the misunderstandings people from the English-speaking world have about European law concerns privacy and the right to control one's own image. The 'Anglosphere', let's call it, has a very loose approach to whether you can photograph people who are out in public. First I'll explain the Anglosphere approach, then look at the drastically… Continue reading Germany’s Tricky Laws and the Internet Part II: Photos of People in Public