Verdict confirms ethnic discrimination in incident of denied entry to nightclub in Reutlingen

Nightclub lawsuit successfully completed

David G’s lawsuit was successfully completed in December 2011. Click here for his assessment of BUG’s support.

On 6 November 2010, a young man, David G., wanted to visit a disco in Reutlingen with a friend. They were both denied entry. David G. decided to file a lawsuit. BUG supported his case, acting as legal aid in court. The Regional Court (Landgericht) of Tübingen ruled on 29 July 2011 that an incident of discrimination on the basis of skin colour had indeed occurred. The verdict states that David G. was discriminated against, and that he must be allowed to enter the club in future, assuming that he respects the house rules. No compensation was awarded, however.

In the second-instance verdict in December 2011, the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) of Stuttgart confirmed the instance discrimination and conceded David G.’s right to compensation.

Verdict of the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart (German)

BUG press statement (German)

 

Doris Liebscher published an article (German) about the nightclub case in the Neue Juristische Wochenschrift.

 

Press reactions to the verdict of the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart:

BUG has put together a comprehensive press review (German).

Individual articles (all in German):

Geldentschädigung nach verweigertem Diskobesuch

Deutsches Anwaltsregister

Reutlinger General-Anzeiger: Zwischen Diskriminierung und Demütigung

Reutlinger General-Anzeiger: Disko-Urteil: "Ich bin super-zufrieden"

Südwest Presse: Entschädigung zugesprochen

Taz: Schadensersatz wegen Diskriminierung

Migazin: “Es sind schon genug Schwarze drin” kostet 900 Euro

Stimme.de: Streit um Zutritt in Diskothek

Bericht im Heute Journal

Artikel in der Reutlinger Zeitung zur Verhandlung in 2. Instanz am 6. Dezember

 

First-instance hearing

The verdict (German)

BUG press statement regarding the verdict (German)

 

Press reactions to the trial and judgment of the Regional Court Tübingen

Article on Spiegel-Online (German)

Article in Taz from 24/8/2011 (German)

Article in Südwest Presse on the trial (German)

Article in Südwest Presse on the verdict (German)

Article in the newsletter of the Amadeus-Antonio-Stiftung: ‘Klagen statt jammern’ (German)

 

Press reactions to the discussion about the Reutlingen incident on 29 September 2011

Article in Südwest Presse "Nur die Spitze des Eisberges" (German)

Article in Schwäbisches Tagblatt Tübingen "Kein Einlass wegen der Hautfarbe - und was daraus folgt" (German)

Article in Reutlinger General-Anzeiger "Disko - Diskriminierung - das darf nicht normal sein" (German)

Article in Migazin (German)

 

Lawsuits which have already been tried in court

Verdict on an instance of discrimination in Bremen

Verdict on an instance of discrimination in Oldenburg

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