‘Overwhelmed’ German legal system is on the verge of ‘collapse’ because so many migrants are appealing against decisions to expel them from the country, judge warns

  • Senior judge  Robert Seegmüller said courts are currently ‘overwhelmed
  • There are around 250,000 asylum decisions waiting to be challenged in Germany
  • Seegmüller warned: ‘At some points things will collapse

Germany’s civil legal system is teetering on the verge of collapse due to refugees appealing decisions to expel them from the country.That is the verdict of a senior judge who said that asylum seeker cases are ‘overwhelming‘ the system.

Officials say there are around 250,000 asylum decisions waiting to be challenged in German courts‘The situation is dramatic for administrative courts,’ said Robert Seegmüller, chairman of the Association of German Administrative Law Judges.

‘The number of people bringing legal challenges against their asylum request decisions has overwhelmed the administrative courts.

‘We are now completely stretched to our limits.’

There are currently around 250,000 asylum decisions waiting to be challenged in German courts.

‘The administrative court system cannot endure such a figure in the long run. At some point, everything will collapse,’ Seegmüller said…

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