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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]


Germany [de]

Katja S Ziegler

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 April 2020

War — Military forces — Powers and jurisdiction of constitutional courts/supreme courts — Constitutional courts/supreme courts

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. The AWACS I (1994) (Ger) (also known as Armed Forces judgment) of the German Federal Constitutional Court (‘FCC’) of 12 July 1994 was the result of a parliamentary challenge to the German Government’s decisions to deploy armed forces in three military missions to conflict zones beyond the NATO area. The first such mission concerned a maritime operation of NATO/WEU in 1992 to implement the embargo against the (then) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia imposed by UNSC Res 713 (1991) ‘Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’ (25 September 1991). The second deployment...
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