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The roles of Rule of Law and Judiciary in the German society

The roles of Rule of Law and Judiciary in the German society

This video was recorded at Conference on Perception of Law and Justice in the Society, Ljubljana 2007. The roots reach to the European tradition, to the English Magna Charta of 1215, to the Act of Settlement of 1701, to the enlightenment of the 18th century and to the liberty movements. The independence of judges is said to be one of the achievements of the Prussian kingdom of Frederick 2nd. When building his castle of Sanssouci he was annoyed by a the rattling of a mill that spoilt the silence of the park in front of his residence.. He tried to buy it from the miller. When the man refused to sell it because he did not want to lose the basis of his living the king angrily threatened him with expropriation. But the brave man is said to have replied: If it were not for the Kammergericht... Show More
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