Governmental Disobedience in Germany

In the past years there were various cases in Germany in which politicians, ranging from local to state level, decided that they would not comply with legally binding court decisions, even of the Federal Constitutional Court. The presentation examines the risks of this development to the Rule of Law in Germany as well as possible remedies. The analysis will be based on the paper “Gafus, Tobias: Markus Söder gegen den Rechtsstaat, VerfBlog, 2019/11/17,”, DOI: