Following the vote on the UPC Accompanying Act in the German Bundestag in late 2020, two new constitutional complaints were filed. As a consequence, the German Constitutional Court has asked the German Federal President to postpone the execution of the law.
One of the constitutional complaints was filed by the individual who already had partial success with the first constitutional complaint in early 2020, which led to the subsequent voting in late 2020. The new complaint also contains an interim injunction against executing the law, which has been forwarded for comments to the responsible ministries by the German Constitutional Court. The identity of the second complainant is still unknown.
German ratification of the UPC is once again on hold. According to Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s spokesperson, the federal president will wait before signing or executing the law. A spokesperson for the Constitutional Court has confirmed that the court has asked the president to hold off executing the law.