District Court Cologne
Regional and District Court
|List of high-rise buildings in Cologne|
Luxemburger Strasse 101
|Architectural style :||Modern|
|Use / legal|
|Usage :||Office buildings
|Owner :||State of North Rhine-Westphalia|
|Height :||105.0 m|
|Rank (height) :||7. ( Cologne )
14. (North Rhine-Westphalia)
66. ( Germany )
|Building material :||Concrete , glass , steel|
The Cologne Regional Court is a court of the ordinary jurisdiction of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia . It is the largest of the three regional courts in the district of the Cologne Higher Regional Court and one of the largest regional courts in Germany . The current president of the regional court is Roland Ketterle.
Seat and District of the Court
Bergheim , Bedburg , Elsdorf , Pulheim , Bergisch Gladbach , Kürten , Odenthal , Overath , Rösrath , Brühl , Erftstadt , Hürth , Wesseling , Gummersbach , Bergneustadt , Engelskirchen , Marienheide , Wiehl , Kerpen , Frechen , Cologne , Leverkusen , Burscheid , Leichlingen (Rhineland ) , Wermelskirchen , Wipperfürth , Hückeswagen , Lindlar and Radevormwald .
The district court has been housed in the 105 m high, three-winged building in the shape of a star since 1981. The Cologne District Court is also located there .
The Cologne Regional Court has existed under this name since 1820. In the Prussian Rhine Province at that time , the French court organization continued to apply. 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 Cologne Regional Court as courts of first instance:
In addition, the following peace courts were added in 1820, but in 1850 they were assigned to the then newly established Bonn Regional Court :
The press chamber of the regional court in Cologne is relatively popular with celebrities when they invoke the violation of personal rights. In such cases, an overriding place of jurisdiction within the meaning of ZPO applies , that is, the plaintiff may choose the locally competent court (also called forum shopping ). It is even possible that a plaintiff, after failing an injunction in a regional court, consults another regional court. When balancing personal rights and freedom of the press , the Cologne Regional Court tends to protect personal rights more than other regional courts and is more willing than other courts to decide on interim injunctions , in the case of urgency even without hearing the press. It is considered the hottest in the country by journalists. The number of proceedings for all German press reviews rose from 8 to 24 percent within six years (base year: 2006). The chamber is thus busy with 76 percent press cases. Judge Dirk Eßer handles all press procedures.
Superordinate and subordinate courts
The Cologne Higher Regional Court is superordinate to the Cologne Regional Court . The district courts of Bergheim , Bergisch Gladbach , Brühl , Gummersbach , Kerpen , Cologne , Leverkusen , Wermelskirchen and Wipperfürth are subordinate .
Known judges (selection)
- Konrad Adenauer , assistant judge from December 1, 1905 to the end of March 1906
- Manfred Baldus , presiding judge from 1977 to 2000
- Walter Müller , President during the National Socialist tyranny
Known procedures and judgments (selection)
- 2014: The lawsuit against one of the alleged SS perpetrators of the Oradour massacre was not approved
- 2013: Wave of warnings against streaming users
- 2012: Circumcision illegal
- 2011: The monetary value of Miles & More miles
- 2007: Cabaret artist is no longer allowed to call a cardinal a hate preacher
- 2003: erectile dysfunction not a disease, Viagra not a symptomatic drug
- 1963: Kölsch comes from Cologne
- List of German courts
- List of courts in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
- List of tallest buildings in Germany
- Internet presence of the Cologne Regional Court
- Overview of the jurisdiction of the Cologne Regional Court
- Regional Court of Cologne at CTBUH
- Cologne Regional Court at emporis.com
- HA Fecht: The court constitutions of the German states , 1868, p. 176, books.google.de
- Cologne takes it all . In: Der Spiegel . No. 42 , 2014 ( online ).
- Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung ( Memento from November 17, 2010 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on February 22, 2010