Our Justice and Consumer Protection Policy department is dealing with all projects („dossiers“) which, within the German federal government’s logic, are falling under the responsibility of the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV).
This concerns mainly:
- judicial cooperation of the member states in criminal matters and harmonization of their substantive criminal and criminal procedural law,
- member states’ cooperation in civil matters and international civil law,
- commercial law, in particular intellectual property and corporate law,
- e-justice, and
- consumer protection policy.
Beyond this the department is in charge of all legal questions as regards the European Court of Justice.
Head of department: Ivo Thiemrodt