Freedom of expression is a basic right in Germany, but it does not cover libel or slander, nor Holocaust denial.
InfoMigrants is a news and information site for migrants to counter misinformation at every point of their journey: in their country of origin, along the route, or in the places where they hope to start a new life.
Advocacy groups in Germany want the next government to incorporate the rights of children and teens into the country's constitution. They say failure to protect younger generations could have dangerous results.
The German constitution was originally intended to be a provisional text. But Germany's top Supreme Court judge, Andreas Vosskuhle, says it has served the country well over the last 68 years.
Germany's parliament has changed the constitution so that extremist parties can no longer claim government funds. Critics call that undemocratic, but lawmakers say Germany's political system is entitled to defend itself.
The head of Germany's nationalist AfD has argued that the framers of the constitution had a post-War context that is no longer relevant. In a newspaper interview, she argued that is should not apply to Syrian refugees.
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