District Court Düsseldorf

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The Düsseldorf Regional Court is a court of the ordinary jurisdiction of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia .

Seat and District of the Court

The regional court (LG) has its seat in Düsseldorf . The judicial district is located in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The LG Düsseldorf handles community trademark, community design, patent, plant variety protection, utility model disputes and topography protection matters for the districts of all regional courts in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The service court for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia was set up at the LG. The next instance is the service court of the judges of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Hamm.


New building in Oberbilk

The Düsseldorf Regional Court, together with the Düsseldorf Local Court , has been housed in a new building built in 2009 at Werdener Strasse 1 in the Oberbilk district since March 2010 . The gross floor area is around 62,000 m². Until then, both courts were located in three historical buildings, some of which were connected, in Düsseldorf's old town on Mühlenstrasse.


The old district court building in Düsseldorf's old town (built 1913–1923)
Former building of the Düsseldorf Regional Court on Königplatz (built in 1859, inaugurated in 1871)

The Düsseldorf Regional Court has existed under this name since 1820. The French judicial organization continued to apply in the Prussian Rhine Province at that time . The Cologne Court of Appeal had the function of the Court of Appeal there . The courts subordinate to him were not called district courts , but regional courts. The following civil courts were subordinate to the Düsseldorf Regional Court as courts of first instance:

Magistrate's court Seat
Krefeld District Court Krefeld
Dormagen District Court Dormagen
District Court of Düsseldorf Dusseldorf
Gerresheim District Court Gerresheim
Gladbach Peace Court Gladbach
Grevenbroich District Court Grevenbroich
Juchen District Court Juchen
Neuss District Court Neuss
Odenkirchen Peace Court Odenkirchen
Opladen District Court Opladen
Ratingen District Court Ratingen
Uerdingen District Court Uerdingen
Viersen District Court Viersen

In addition, the following peace courts were added in 1820, but in 1834 they were assigned to the then newly founded district court of Elberfeld :

Magistrate's court Seat
Barmen District Court Barmen
Elberfeld District Court Elberfeld
Lennep District Court Lennep
Mettmann District Court Mettmann
Remscheid District Court Remscheid
Ronsdorf District Court Ronsdorf
Solingen Peace Court Solingen
Velbert Peace Court Velbert
Wermelskirchen Peace Court Wermelskirchen

With the introduction of the Reich Justice Laws , the Düsseldorf Regional Court remained in existence. The peace courts were dissolved and replaced by district courts, including the district court of Düsseldorf .

In 1871 the district court building on Königplatz (today Martin-Luther-Platz) was inaugurated. Today the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice are located here . In 1913 construction began on the current justice building on Mühlenstrasse. After a resolution of the provincial administration passed in November of the war year 1915, the modestly planned building was considerably expanded. This was particularly evident in the monumental entrance area. The outer walls have been faced with Rhenish clinker bricks in the colors light red to blackish purple. Like the cornices and parapets, the huge pillars on the front are made of Kirchheim shell limestone . Six figures about three meters high are enthroned above the entrance portal. They symbolize the classical and Christian virtues, but not the virtue of justice. This can be found in the building itself in the form of the gilded head of Justitia above the gateway to the main staircase. The second floor of the front ends with the heads of “legal scholars and wise men of antiquity”.

From 1956, extensions were built.

The Düsseldorf Regional Court enjoyed international attention from 1975 to 1981 when the third Majdanek trial was being heard there. From the end of October to the end of November 2006, the new version of the Mannesmann trial took place, which ended with a multi-million dollar investment. The Federal Court of Justice had previously overturned the acquittals of all defendants on appeal by the public prosecutor.

Superordinate and subordinate courts

The Regional Court Dusseldorf higher court is the Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf ; Subordinate courts are the district courts in Düsseldorf , Neuss , Langenfeld and Ratingen .

See also

Web links

Commons : New construction of the Düsseldorf Regional and District Court  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Ordinance on the allocation of community trademarks, community designs, patents, plant variety protection, utility model disputes and topography protection matters of August 30, 2011. Accessed on August 12, 2012.
  2. Section 66 (2) LRiStaG
  3. ^ HA Fecht: The court constitutions of the German states, 1868, p. 175, online
  4. From the history of the city of Düsseldorf , in the address book of the city of Düsseldorf 1934
  5. The historical development of the district court. (No longer available online.) Düsseldorf District Court, formerly the original ; Retrieved November 6, 2013 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.ag-duesseldorf.nrw.de  
  6. http://www.ag-duesseldorf.nrw.de/
  7. Defendants agree to financial stipulations - Day 6: Mannesmann trial before closing. Handelsblatt, November 24, 2006, accessed on November 6, 2013 .
  8. Federal Court of Justice, judgment of December 21, 2005 (Az. 3 StR 470/04)

Coordinates: 51 ° 13 ′ 1.6 ″  N , 6 ° 48 ′ 20 ″  E