Liability for Violation of Official Duty

Liability for Violation of Official Duty

- Constitution of Germany

Article 34 [Liabilityforviolationofofficialduty]

If any person, in the exercise of a public office entrusted to him, violates his official duty to a third party, liability shall rest principally with the state or public body that employs him. In the event of intentional wrongdoing or gross negli­gence, the right of recourse against the individual officer shall be preserved. The ordinary courts shall not be closed to claims for compensation or indemnity.


Basic Law of Germany

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