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Coronavirus: Can German courts overturn all lockdown measures?

Germany has entered a new partial lockdown that raises important questions about people's basic rights

So could courts potentially overturn the lockdown and open all restaurants again?

  • Ben Knight
  • Deutsche Welle

German courts are dealing with a major rise in legal complaints against government lockdown measures — and, unlike at the start of the pandemic, they are now getting more involved.

Berlin-based Lawyer Niko Härting has been taking on some of these legal challenges — and his case-load has piled up in the last week.

He says hundreds of restaurants, hotels, gyms, yoga schools, tattoo studios, and…

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