Administrative action

An administrative action is a legal action concerning the conduct of a public administrative body. This kind of action can for example lead to the reversal of certain decisions by public bodies or compel an authority to take a certain action.


Ramstein at court: Germany’s role in US drone strikes in Yemen


In the summer of 2012, two members of the bin Ali Jaber family were killed and many survivors traumatized in a drone attack in the Yemeni village of Khashamir. The US Ramstein Air Base in Germany played an important role in the attack. The German government’s response has been to deny any knowledge of or responsibility for the death of these and other civilians from US drone attacks.