Especially in times of crisis, quick decisions and their implementation are indispensable. In the legal field, this is often demonstrated by new laws and regulations passed at great haste. The rapid implementation of decisions, once they have been made, is then often obstructed by complicated legal remedy procedures. This particularly applies in case of large-scale infrastructure projects. On 18 August 2022, the German Federal Ministry of Justice (BMJ) published its draft bill on the "Act on the Acceleration of Administrative Court Proceedings in the Infrastructure Sector” [Gesetz zur Beschleunigung von verwaltungsgerichtlichen Verfahren im Infrastrukturbereich]. Its purpose is to shorten administrative processes for important infrastructure projects.
Ann Margret Herzhoff provides an insight into the planned draft law and gives an overview of both the advantages and the aspects that are considered to be critical.
The article "Draft law on the acceleration of administrative court proceedings in the infrastructure sector - necessary procedural streamlining or curtailment of legal remedies?" can be found in EnK-Aktuell 2022, 01055 or at beck-online.de