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Germany : legal resources: Cases

German court decisions (Entscheidungen)

It will be harder to find translations of decisions into English. These web sites have small collections of "leading" cases


Printed Resources

  Semi-Official Series  
BVerfGE Entscheidungen des Bundesverfassungsgerichts German 100 E90
BAGE Entscheidungen des Bundesarbeitsgerichts German 100 E70
BVerwGE Entscheidungen des Bundesverwaltungsgerichts German 100 E100
BSGE Entscheidungen des Bundessozialgerichts German 100 E80
BGHZ Entscheidungen des Bundesgerichtshofes in Zivilsachen German 100 E61d
BGHSt Entscheidungen des Bundesgerichtshofes in Strafsachen German 100 E61g

The law journal below publishes civil/commercial law decisions. It can be the quickest way to find recent decisions in print.

NJW-RR   NJW-Rechtsprechungs-Report, Zivilrecht                         German 300 N25

Style of law reporting & judicial practice

If new to this jurisdiction, the article by Markesinis "Judicial style and judicial reasoning in England and Germany" (2000) 59 CLJ 294 is recommended. Holders of an Oxford SSO can also read this journal article via the link below.