Target norm

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In jurisprudence, a target norm is understood to be a legal regulation with a programmatic character that describes the aim of further legislation and other state action. It does not grant any subjective rights , but contains a regulatory mandate to the legislature to issue further provisions that serve to achieve the goals. One example is the state target provisions of the German Basic Law or corresponding provisions in the EU treaty , for example on environmental protection ( Art. 3 (3) TEU).

A provision is also referred to as a target standard, to which reference is made by way of reference to legal grounds or legal consequences .

Individual evidence

  1. Andreas Mengel: Technical requirements for nature conservation legislation Nature is right: 30 years of the Federal Nature Conservation Act as a pillar of a new environmental code, conference on January 23, 2007
  2. Rainer Wörlen , Sabrina Leinhas: Legal consequences and legal basis references in the BGB. JA 2006, 22