Term

Administrative court

In Germany an administrative court (Verwaltungsgericht) is the forum for disputes between private individuals and public agencies or authorities.

Drones

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

Yemen

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

Drones

Sicily airbase: Freedom of information litigation on Italy's involvement in US drone Program

Italy

The Sigonella airbase in Sicily, Italy, is considered of strategic importance for US drone operations in North Africa. ECCHR has filed requests to access information regarding US drones located at Sigonella according to the Italian Freedom of Information Act.