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.


Important judgment: Germany obliged to scrutinize US drone strikes via Ramstein


In March 2019, the Higher Administrative Court in Münster, Germany, ruled that the German government must take action to ensure that the US respects international law in its use of Ramstein airbase. In its judgment the court found in favor of the claimants from Yemen on several key aspects.