Support from organisations when filing a legal complaint

If you would like to know how BUG can help you in filing a legal complaint against discrimination, click here.

Filing a legal complaint implies having to adapt to a long trail. Due to this time consuming process, many people who faced discrimination refrain from filing a complaint. As a result, discrimination often remains without legal consequences.

However, the plaintiffs do not need to go through this lengthy process alone, their legal complaints, can for example, be supported by associations.

This dossier will present the different possibilities for associations to support legal complaints in the various legal sectors in Germany.

In addition, we provide a brief overview of the different possibilities to receive support by associations in a European comparison.

We would like to thank Anne Schultheis and Claire Lops for their support in drafting this dossier.

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