25 March 2020 – Allowed limits on freedoms of members of parliament

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Type of Intervention: Emergency government
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The German Parliament allowed freedom-limiting measures against members of Parliament in line with infection protection law.

The competent authorities are obliged to inform the President of the German Parliament immediately of the measures ordered against a Member of Parliament.

The Committee on the Verification of Credentials, Immunities and Rules of Procedure is entitled to examine whether such measures are justified under the Infection Prevention Act and whether the measure unduly impairs the functioning of the German Bundestag.

General measures under the Infection Protection Act, such as curfews, may not prevent Members of Parliament from exercising their mandate, in particular from travelling to meetings of the German Parliament.
Full details here: http://dip21.bundestag.de/dip21/btd/19/181/1918126.pdf