Category Archives: Law

For religious reasons

Parent 1: I am too lazy to get up in the morning to get my kids to school. Society: What an evil parent! Parent 2: For religious reasons, I don’t allow my kids to attend school. Society: Respect! – – … Continue reading

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Posted in Human Rights, Law, Life, Philosophy, Religion | Tagged | 21 Comments

Europe, still divided

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain, Europe has grown together. Countries which didn’t even exist as independent states back then are now member states of EU and NATO. The European Union reaches all the … Continue reading

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Posted in Europe, Family Law, Human Rights, Italy, Law, Maps, Politics | Tagged , | 6 Comments

There are more important things than territorial integrity

Democracy and self-determination are great. But nobody should believe that a referendum hastily pulled out of a hat, with limited choices and without a proper prior public debate about the question posed at the polls is a good example of direct … Continue reading

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Posted in Afghanistan, Cold War, Elections, Estonia, Europe, Germany, History, Human Rights, Latvia, Law, Lithuania, Maps, Military, Politics, Polls, Russia | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Did you notice the irony? (10) Justin Bieber

A 19-year old singer drove a car while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. He was arrested. He is a multi-millionaire and will be able to buy a whole law firm to defend him, or – which would be … Continue reading

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“half-German”

Not least due to my FAQ on German citizenship law and my corresponding infographic on German citizenship law, which have established this blog as the no. 1 resource on the internet for questions on German citizenship, I receive a lot … Continue reading

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Posted in German Law, Germany, Immigration Law, Language, Law, Religion | Tagged , | 5 Comments

MA Dissertation on Prisoner Disenfranchisement

Don’t worry, I don’t expect anyone to read this. But for the record and maybe for future reference of some other students working on the same subject, here is my dissertation with a critical look on the political philosophy of … Continue reading

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Posted in Education, Elections, Human Rights, Law, Philosophy, Politics, UK, USA | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Malta is for Sale

When I lived in Malta, I was rather surprised by how much was on sale. When I wanted to purchase a bus ticket from the vending machine, it sometimes happened that a helpful bus driver came up to me and … Continue reading

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Posted in Europe, Immigration Law, Law, Malta, Politics, Scams | Tagged , , | 49 Comments

ECJ ruling on asylum for homosexuals

On 7 November 2013 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that homosexual asylum seekers in the EU are protected as a “social group” under the Asylum Qualification Directive (Directive 2004/83/EC) and that EU member states have to grant asylum if … Continue reading

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Posted in Europe, Family Law, Human Rights, Immigration Law, Law, Politics | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

How fucked up is US immigration policy?

Dear United States of America, you know your immigration policy is fucked up when some start-up entrepreneurs are so fed up with your strict visa requirements for people who wish to work, invest, start companies and create jobs, that they … Continue reading

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Posted in Economics, Immigration Law, Law, Maps, Travel, USA | Tagged , | 4 Comments

The Truth about Divorce Statistics

There are plenty of figures, numbers and statistics about marriage and divorce, some of them even more conflicting than an arguing couple. To know the truth, you only need to know these two statistics about divorce: The divorce rate would … Continue reading

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Posted in Family Law, Law, Marriage, Statistics | Tagged | 4 Comments