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Fundamental rights

Fundamental rights are rights that every individual has vis-à-vis the state and also in our society in general. You can find them in the first 19 articles of the Basic Law.

At the same time, a large part of the basic rights are human rights, which are due to all people regardless of their nationality. They start with: "Everyone has the right ...". Then there are some civil rights that only Germans have. You can recognize them by the phrase "Germans have the right ...". Civil rights include, for example, the right to move freely in our country, the right to assemble and the right to choose a profession. There are rights of freedom, rights of equality and rights of inviolability.

The basic rights are not abstract, but you come across them again and again in everyday life. Article 3 requires that no employer may discriminate against an applicant because of their gender, age or skin color, and bullying is a direct attack on Article 1 "Human dignity is inviolable."

The fundamental rights are inviolable, i.e. even with a majority in the Bundestag they cannot simply be changed or deleted, and they can be sued before the Federal Constitutional Court.

Europe also protects you: In addition to the guarantee of fundamental rights in the Basic Law, each of us still enjoys the protection of fundamental rights under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Freedoms of the Council of Europe.