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05-11-2010

ECMI participates in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the revised Schleswig-Holstein Constitution

On 3 November 2010, the Chairman of ECMI’s Executive Board, Prof. Dr. Knud Larsen and Director Dr. Tove Malloy participated in a ceremony and musical evening at the Schleswig-Holstein Landtag celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1990 Schleswig-Holstein Constitution. The Chairman and the Director participated as guests of the President of the Landtag, Mr. Torsten Geerdts. In addition to musical performances, the participants in the event listened to presentations by the former Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein, Björn Engholm and former President of the German Constitutional Court, Prof. Hans-Jürgen Papier.

The Schleswig-Holstein Constitution of 1990 was adopted after extensive review and changes made to the previous document of 1949 which were not constitutional. The 1990 Constitution established most notably the right of the Danish and Frisian minorities in Schleswig-Holstein (Art. 5) as well as equality between women and men (Art. 6). The Constitution became the inspiration for the Land constitutions adopted by the new ‘members’ of the German Federal Republic after 1990, the so-called ‘third generation’ of Land constitutions in Germany.

See further (in German) here.

Place and Date: Kiel, 03 November 2010
For further information, please contact: Tove Malloy, info@ecmi.de

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