Discrimination of Women in Political Life: On the Unconstitutionality of Countervailing Measures in the Thuringian Electoral Act

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  • Document Type: Study
  • Document Language: Czech
  • Published on: 30. 9. 2020
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Lenka Scheu

In: Societas et iurisprudentia • 2020 • Volume 8 • Issue 3 • Pages 118-130 • ISSN 1339-5467

Abstract: The paper deals with the change of the Thuringian electoral legislation, which introduced the mandatory so-called zipping on candidate lists for the provincial elections. The parity law had an impact on the filling of candidates for charters and free and equal elections. This method of supporting the increase of women’s participation in public life has been declared unconstitutional by the Thuringian Constitutional Court.

Key Words: Constitutional Law; Electoral Law; Constitutionality; Discrimination; Candidate Lists; Thuringia; the Federal Republic of Germany.

ORCID: ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9375-2604

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31262/1339-5467/2020/8/3/118-130

URL: https://sei.iuridica.truni.sk/archive/2020/03/SEI-2020-03-Studies-Scheu-Lenka.pdf

Bibliographic Citation

SCHEU, L. Diskriminace žen v politickém životě: O protiústavnosti vyrovnávacích opatření v durynském volebním zákonu. Societas et iurisprudentia [online]. 2020, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 118-130 [cit. 2020-01-01]. ISSN 1339-5467. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31262/1339-5467/2020/8/3/118-130.