Federal Law (Germany)

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The Schönfeld collection of laws, which contains the most important legal texts of German federal law.

Federal law is in Germany the entire legal system, the material from the rightful laws of the Federal exists. Therefore belong to federal law

The federal government is only authorized to issue laws, ordinances and statutes within its express legislative competence. If he violates this competence to the detriment of a country, the legal norm is unconstitutional. If necessary, this must first be determined by the Federal Constitutional Court .

Relationship to other legal sources

In addition to federal law , standards applicable in Germany can be divided into the categories of international law , EU law , state law , and the law of autonomous bodies (municipalities, universities, etc.).

  • The relationship between federal law and EU Union law is complex and dogmatic, both controversial and fluid. Basically, one can speak of a priority of validity or application of Union law. This is mostly achieved either through the direct validity of European legal provisions or through an interpretation (reforming) of German law in accordance with European law.
  • Sub-statutory norms (ordinances and statutes) that contradict federal law are illegal.

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