Law
2020-11-25T05:30:02+00:00

Human dignity more important than freedom of speech, German Federal Constitutional Court rules

In a case about a lay-off because of a racist slur during a works council meeting, the German Federal Constitutional Court ruled, that an insult, which is not only offensive but "fundamentally degrading" is not covered by the freedom of speech, because it infringes the human dignity, which is the highest principle of the German constitution.

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