Wed, Feb. 15, 2006

Terror Kills in Airspace

CK - Washington.   The Constitutional Supreme Court in Karlsruhe announced its decision today in the matter 1 BvR 357/05, finding the statute unconstitutional that permits the national defense authorities to shoot down aircraft over Germany that terrorists may control if non-terrorists may also be on board.

The court found the statute to violate Art. 1(1) of the constitution, Grundgesetz, which protects life, and also Art. 2(2)(1) which protects human dignity. The court issued a press release in English. The affected statute is the Aviation Security Act, specifically its section 14(3).


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