German UPC ratification

Latest German ruling paves way for UPC

The German Constitutional Court has rejected two applications for an interim injunction against the German UPC laws. This clears the way for Germany to ratify the UPC.

9 July 2021 by Christina Schulze

The judges of the German Constitutional Court have paved the way for German ratification of the UPC. ©picture alliance/dpa/Uli Deck

With their application for a interim injunction, the plaintiffs had already stopped the German ratification of the UPC for the second time. Today, the German Constitutional Court rejected the applications (case IDs: 2 BvR 2216/20 and 2 BvR 2217/20). The court based its decision on the fact that the constitutional complaints are on their merits inadmissible.

According to the ruling, the complainants had not sufficiently substantiated the possibility of a violation of their fundamental rights. This means that there will in all probability be no hearing on the merits of the case. Either way, that the German government can now ratify the UPC.

Find further analysis here: UPC dream gets closer after German court rejects constitutional complaints