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After the release of neo-Nazis in Brandenburg : judges of the Federal judiciary defended the Minister and criticized him

The Chairman of the Brandenburg Richterbunds, Claudia Cerreto, has rejected demands for a withdrawal of the Brandenburg Minister of justice, Stefan Ludwig (Left). "I can understand the indignation of many people," she said on Sunday the daily mirror: "But the Minister alone bear the blame for the precarious state of the judiciary in Brandenburg."

The calls for his resignation were last weekend, according to, after the Ex-NPD-politician Maik Schneider came up due to the long duration of proceedings on order of the higher regional court (OLG). Schneider was sentenced in 2017 due to an arson attack on a planned refugee shelter in Nauen and other offences to nine and a half years in prison. Because the judgment was not yet final, sat Schneider for 2016. The court of appeal had justified the release of "avoidable delays by the judiciary".

Minister of justice Ludwig had referred to the process as a regrettable "individual cases", although it always comes back to similar events. So had only a few weeks ago, also in Potsdam for the murder of his wife convicted man released. With other courts in the country, according to daily mirror, are being undermined-information again and again negotiations to avoid layoffs in custody. Or the penalties need to be cancelled due to the excessive duration of mild.

Chronic understaffing of the judiciary

The reason for all of this since years, chronic under-staffing of courts and prosecutors ' offices in the state of Brandenburg. This applies especially to the criminal courts – in Cottbus, therefore, all the criminal chamber had to be closed, but also the administrative and social courts as well as prosecutors.

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again and again repeated the formulation of the Minister of justice, according to which the "ordinary Jurisdiction in the state of Brandenburg is adequately staffed", was interpreted by many employees as a mockery.

"I can understand that very well," said Claudia Cerreto, which directs itself to the district court in Nauen, "but Stefan Ludwig, since he is the Minister of justice, for more fighting. If he could not prevail, when seen from other politicians and also by the Parliament is different, you can't assign him all the blame.“

in addition, in "the case of the tailor" is still not clear whether it had in fact, located on a shortage of staff: "And even if it is more than annoying – we are a state of law," said Cerreto. "The laws are to be observed."

Critically, the judge looks at the Federal government, stressed Cerreto, but in Brandenburg-planned and often with the staffing reasoned Amendment to the judges act. Now, in the legal Committee of the Parliament sent the draft law provides that judges may in the future be, in General, and even against their will, a second judgeship transferred.

the law is intended to protect the judiciary against government influence

The spokesman of the Minister of justice, Uwe Krink, confirmed That judges could not be transferred against their will, is a reason for Restraints at the settings, he said: "One must always also consider whether the sort of life-time occupied a place in ten, twenty or thirty years ago is still necessary. Otherwise, the tax would be squandered funds.“

The games on the Situation in the labour courts, says Claudia Cerreto. There, for years less procedure, so that some work wouldn't be busy judge. However, it thinks this is a temporary and solvable Problem. "In the next five to ten years, two-thirds of all the members, go in peace," she says. "As a result, one can control the occupation of the job required very well.

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Therefore, this change in the law, although permitted by law, but the practical implementation is difficult and the Constitution is very doubtful.“ The basic law guarantee the Non-enforceability of a judge, in order to protect its independence. In the NS-time unwelcome judges were deposed or forced.

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