Parallel Justice – Conciliation in the Shadow of the Constitutional State

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The term “Parallel Justice” refers to an alternative dispute resolution that is not based on the democratic statutes of German law. Mostly foregrounded is the protection or restoration of a social validity claim – namely honour. At a conference of the Hanns-Seidel-foundation on April 6th 2016, experts deal with this problem to develop goal-oriented solution approaches.

The conference report summarizes the panels and introduces possible measures.


Prof. Dr. Winfried Bausback, MdL, Member of the Landtag, Bavarian minister of state for justice

Prof. Dr. Mathias Rohe, M.A., Chair for civil law, international private law and comparative law, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Nazan Simsek, specialised lawyer for family law, Augsburg

Dr. Frank Michael Heller, Senate administration for justice and consumer protection

Moderation: Dr. Helene Bubrowski, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung