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What is the basis of the 'Genocide' complicity lawsuit against Scholz in Germany?

Al Jazeera has covered a legal action initiated in Germany, where attorneys have filed a lawsuit against Chancellor Scholz, accusing him of being complicit in what they term the 'genocide' in Gaza: ...
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What is the definition of "Wohnung" in german law?

I live in a room of the house of an old lady, and here I am not allowed to use the kitchen. During certain days I can use the shower and washing machine. However, still I got a "...
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Use Google API with an easy Cookie banner (notice) in germany / EU?

I plan to use a Google API interface for my web shop (Germany) to optimize transport costs for customers (API request on the google server for every price calculation). The API interface would then be ...
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Simultanous application for extension of residency permit while changing apartment, possible? [migrated]

A friend of mine is an exchange student who will soon need an extension of the residency permit but will settle to a new apartment (within the same city region!). She will receive the confirmation ...
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What legal rights does a German landlord have over you if you stop paying rent?

Follow up to this question. Suppose a tenant were to write to the landlord that due to XYZ reasons, that they will reduce the rent they pay by X amount. What is the legality of this exactly? Couldn't ...
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Couldn't the landlord just say the Thermometer doesn't work when confronted with the temperature being too low?

In Germany, from what I understand, when the temperature in apartment falls below a tolerable amount, then the renter can request the landlord for a rent reduction. This happend to me, and I got a ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis vs Citizenship vs Passport in Germany

From the case of US, I understand that nationals are not the same as citizens. That is, a person who is allowed to stay permenantly in a place may not receive a passport. Recently Germany passed a new ...
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Who is responsible for damage in a furnished apartment?

Suppose one lives in a furnished apartment, and after some time of living in it, damage comes up of normal wear and tear, then would the renter be liable for this, or would it be up to the landlord?
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Would it be in violation of student visa to spend a substantial amount of time and make profits from stocks?

Follow up to this question. As far as I know, one cannot do freelance work while on a student visa. So, for example, I cannot do something like hair cutting or drawing on commission, while in country. ...
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Is it legal to keep garbage in any waste basket ? (Assuming properly sorted)

Follow up to this question, since there are fines to putting incorrectly sorted garbage into the dumpster, would it also be that it's illegal to throw waste in someone else's dumpster?
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Is it legal for the landlord to order me to provide the keys to them, if I am to go to abroad?

I am renting a room in the house of an old lady. She told me that, if I am to leave more than seven days from the place where I live, then I must hand her down the keys. Is this legal?
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German Online Law [closed]

Since moving to Germany you're always faced with stories of fees to pay upon internet usage (streaming movies, z-library, google adblocker add-on, VPN add-on etc.) what's the punishable acts online in ...
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Is there any legal repercussions of separating the garbage incorrectly in Germany?

To me, it is not often very clear what type of garbage goes in what bin in Germany. And, often there is no online guide or something that can say where goes which, because the garbage separation rules ...
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Is the law about renters being able to pay deposit in three parts in Germany, useless?

In Germany, it is by law that one should be able to pay the deposit amount in installements of three months, and that it should be no higher than three months of rent. refer While searching for a ...
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Is it illegal to pick up items with deposit [Pfand] on the street in Germany?

Many bottled products in Germany have a property that you can get back money when you return the bottle to the supermarket (Pfand). I often notice bundles of glass bottles hanging around in the street....
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How long after moving out from an apartment do I have to deregister with Bürgersamt in Germany?

Let's suppose I move out of an apartment, how long do I have to deregister the apartment in Germany?
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Can I record only my side of a phone conversation, or can I transcribe the entire conversation without recording it?

It is "common knowledge" that you cannot just record a telephone call without the agreement of the other party. What about: Recording only your own voice during the call? Using speech-to-...
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Accidental intrusion into military airspace

Welcome to Germany, where we have Military installations designated as "Militärischer Sperrbezirk" (MSB), that are closed to the public. For example, a shooting range or training ground is ...
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Can Microsoft be held responsible for printers missing after a software update?

I want to learn about software liability but most articles on the internet are very generic. So I am asking this specific question to learn by example. Let's assume after a Windows update printers are ...
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Can a company in Germany lets its employee to work some months from iran remotely? [closed]

As an Iranian,I am trying to get an stable, trustable job from Germany,and move there. but i want to work for some months remotely from iran. Due to some problems i cant completely leave home. I had a ...
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Can the landlord require the final inspection to be earlier than the end of the lease?

A friend of mine cancelled his rental agreement recently. The last day of the agreement will be the end of this year, so 2023-12-31. He actually wanted to move out mid december and make an appointment ...
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Is it illegal to act against the parents' wishes when taking care of a minor?

When taking care of a minor with permission of the parents, what is the legal force of any rules the parents set? For example, if I look after someone's child, and they tell me the child may not ...
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Germany GmbH shareholder living in another EU country

When an EU citizen who is holding shares of a GmbH decides to move to another EU country, what are his obligations to the tax office and the state?
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Taking out stitches - who is allowed to do that in Germany?

My mom had a surgery on her wrist after she broke it and has some stitches that have to be taken out soon. Last time I had a surgery our doctor (regular doctor, not the one who did the surgery, in ...
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UPS Germany delaying payment indefinitely

UPS charged me a brokerage fee when I shipped a parcel from England to Germany. It was a huge amount (113.29 euros) and didn't make sense since my parcel should not have been charged any customs fee. ...
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How long is the notice period by the landlord for a furnished room in an apartment in the same house as the landlord?

Details: The tenant is single. The tenant cannot enter the landlord's apartment. The landlord owns the entire house. The agreement was verbal The apartment has two rooms, but only one is rented ...
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How and when is something "published" to be considered libel?

When looking up "libel" in a dictionary, it says a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation. I am pretty sure there are laws for almost any ...
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Germany: Right to work without a SSN and National ID number

I am in Germany on a spousal visa. My visa states "Erwerbtätigkeit erlaubt" i.e. I can work here. I have a Steuernummer (tax number) and I have finished my Anmeldung (registration) at the ...
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Tenant's permitted use of rented parking space

I rent an apartment in a block of flats. Tenants are given an assigned car parking space in a basement-level parking lot, for which they also pay a monthly rent. The landlord has written to us stating ...
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Does the context of one’s displays of Nazi emblems matter to its legality?

In Germany, I understand that openly displaying Nazi symbols is illegal but that is heavily dependent on the context indicating that they are being displayed as a promotion or celebration of Nazism. ...
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Is it illegal to voluntarily work longer than the law allows?

Let Bob be a software developer that can work from home. Bob's contract says he has to work 40h/week. The employer offers a flexible distribution of those hours and doesn't care when Bob works, as ...
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What does "registered pursuant" mean in German laws?

I find the phrase registered pursuant used a lot in the German law of registration. Could someone explain what it means? Reference from Federal Ministry of Justice
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Do I need to have a registered living place to keep my aufenthaltstitel?

So, here is my situation. I have a course in Germany that lasts three months. I am planning on renting a place there for three month, registering, using that for an autenthalts, then deregistering, ...
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How many people can register at a given apartment at a time?

In Germany, once moving into a place of permeant residence, it is required to register the address with some city council. I would like to ask, is there a cap to number of the of people who can ...
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Can a business "change policy" and tack on extra fees for related services after a contract is agreed?

If a business always bundles some service with another service which is necessary to use the first one, and informally contracts with a customer for the first service, can they later change their ...
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Why does Art. 103 of the German Basic Law forbid a second trial after an acquittal?

The German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgerichts) recently ruled that a second trial (due to new evidence) after a previous acquittal violates the German constitution: BVerfG urteilt zur ...
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Are resale of goods taxable by individual in germany?

Suppose I buy an induction cooker from IKEA, and then later when moving away from where I live, I decide to sell it to someone moving in. When I do this, I get some money back. Is income gained from ...
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Germany: insurance for newborn but change of insurance end of the same month

A child is born to parents (german citizens, german clinic) who are insured by an international private health insurance until the end of the month. The birth certificate was available at 25th of this ...
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What are requirements to determine options for statutory or private health insurance after moving back from abroad (in the EU)?

When a person moves back to Germany after being abroad in the EU (e.g. Netherlands) long enough to have to insure themselves there and not be insured in Germany anymore, what determines if you can be ...
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Is there any requirement to provide a physical payslip on request in Germany?

Currently my employer requires employees to log-in to a website to download our monthly pay-slips. I find this frustrating as I receive no notification that a new payslip has been generated, and must ...
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Is it lawful for a Germany non profit company to extend an interest free loan of 300,000 Euro to a Ugandan citizen?

A Germany non profit company signed a loan agreement in which it extended an interest free loan of 300,000 Euro to a Ugandan citizen. Can it enforce the loan agreement in Germany?
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A German company is accusing me of stealing and threatening to confiscate compensation for my service. Is it in the legal right to do so? [closed]

Backstory: I (a natural person) cooperated with a German company (I assume a legal person). The cooperation consisted of a digital marketing service for the company. I did not ask for money for this ...
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An insolvent company still operating

I have made an order online for a company early September, however found out the company filed for insolvency early August. However they are still taking money from customers and never sending their ...
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German real-estate. Property caveat when company goes bankrupt

I bought an apartment in germany in a building that hasn't been built yet. I have also applied for and received a 'property caveat'. What happens if the company that i bought the apartment from goes ...
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Treatment of lying/exaggerating witnesses

So I'm asking this in the setting of a criminal trial, but I'd also be interested to hear about the treatment of the same aspect in a civil trial. Assume Danny (D) finds himself accused of some ...
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What law governs shopping carts?

The title may sound a bit funny but it is something I spent a few hours thinking about during a recent car trip :) In my country in order to get a shopping cart, you have to insert a coin. When ...
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When has a doctor fulfilled their contractual duty

Generally when getting a service from some provider it is implied that that provider has to provide the service they ask money for. If I buy a phone and that phone is broken they have to replace or ...
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Is it illegal to take pictures of the police in public in Germany?

I visited Cologne last year. I was taking a selfie with my phone's inner camera in front of a monument. I was unaware that my phone's outer camera was facing police officers conducting checks. One of ...
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At what point is it punishable to support a "criminal organisation"?

A friend said to me the other day that she was worried that she had supported the the "Last Generation" ("Letzte Generation") organization financially. The Last Generation often ...
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Legality of stealing news

Say I read in the newspaper that a kangaroo shot a man on highway 45. If I put this information on my homepage, and don't copy the exact wording of the newspaper, this is probably ok and not a ...
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