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Up-to-date Information and Press Releases

Certain press releases of the Austrian Constitutional Court are translated into English and can be downloaded here. A broader selection of press releases is available in German only. 

Judgments in 2018
Date/GZ Judgment/Press Release
29.06.2018
G 77/2018

Intersex persons have the right to adequate entry into civil register

The Constitutional Court decides that the Civil Register Act must be interpreted in conformity with the Constitution, thus none of its provisions needs to be repealed.

11.04.2018

Constitutional Court complete again: New President Brigitte Bierlein, Vice-President Christoph Grabenwarter, three new judges

As three Members reached retirement age at the end of 2017, the vacancies had to be filled.

01.01.2018

Vice-President Brigitte Bierlein acts as Interim Head of the Constitutional Court

President Gerhart Holzinger left the Constitutional Court on 31 December 2017. Succession is to be decided by the Federal Government.

05.12.2017
G 258/2017 ua

Distinction between marriage and registered partnership violates ban on discrimination

The Constitutional Court repeals legal provisions which distinguish between opposite-sex and same-sex couples as of the end of 31 December 2018.

02.10.2017

„The historically best model“: Holzinger calls for more efforts regarding the rule of law.

On the Constitutional Day the President of the Austrian Constitutional Court recalls the dangers for a democratic state.

25.07.2017

Resolution on "Respect for Independence of Constitutional Courts"

Adopted at the XVIIth Congress of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts in Batumi, Georgia (June 26th-28th, 2017)

30.06.2017
G 53/2017

Expropriation of Hitler’s Birthplace by Law is not Unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court rejects the application by the former owner of the house. Expropriation is the only means to ensure full power of disposal by the Republic of Austria.

01.07.2016
W I 6/2016

Run Off Election of the Federal President must be repeated

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the runoff election of the Federal President must be repeated in its entirety in all of Austria.

28.07.2015

G 239/2014 ua

Hypo Reorganization Act Unconstitutional

Press Release (0.1 MB)


14.01.2015

G 119–120/2014

Adoption ban for same-sex partners found unconstitutional

Press Release (0.1 MB)


27.06.2014

G 47/2012 ua

Austrian Laws on Data Retention Found Unconstitutional

Press Release 6/27/14 (0.1 MB) Decision G 47/2012 ua in English (0.6 MB) Extract: Decision in English (0.3 MB)
05.11.2013

SV 1/2013

European Fiscal Compact not held to be unconstitutional

Press Release (0.2 MB) Judgement SV 1/2013 in English (0.5 MB)
03.04.2013

SV 2/12

ESM Treaty not unconstitutional

Press Release (0.1 MB) Judgement SV 2/12 in English (0.4 MB)
20.02.2013

SV 2/12

Austrian Constitutional Court starts deliberations on ESM Treaty

Press Release (0.1 MB)


18.12.2012

G 47/12 ua

Constitutional Court has reservations against data retention and turns to the CJEU

Press Release (0.2 MB)


25.10.2012

ESM-Treaty: General Information on the Proceedings at the Austrian Constitutional Court

Press Release (0.1 MB)


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