Dear friends of BUG, dear supporters of equal treatment work,
In light of the upcoming end of the year we would like to look back and assess how far we have come with our work this year.
We continued to work on lawsuits against racial profiling in 2019 and were able to clarify underlying legal issues as far as possible. In this regard, we will probably present one of our last cases to the Federal Administrative Court in 2020. Now the step of implementing practices of non-discriminatory identity checks within the Federal Police must follow. BUG has developed suggestions on how this can be guaranteed and will present them to the relevant department of the Interior Ministry in the new year.
The case of discrimination of a trainee lawyer, who was prohibited from wearing a Muslim headscarf while performing sovereign duties at the court station of her legal clerkship, is now pending before the Federal Administrative Court. We are curious about the developments in this case in the new year.
At the end of 2019, we ventured into a new field of work: with a lawyer from Frankfurt am Main and several trans activists, we have started to claim discrimination where service providers - for example for online purchases - do not offer the third gender option.
We would like to thank everyone who supported the work of BUG.
As every year, BUG would like to invite you to send a donation to the organization so that we can continue our work.
IBAN: DE36 1004 0000 0230 4087 00
SWIFT / BIC: COBADEFFXXX
We will be happy to send a donation receipt to the donor, provided that we receive the contact details.
In addition, a (regular) donation via betterplace.org or support by means of the mobile operator GOOOD is possible.
We would be happy if you passed this call on to friends and other people you may know that consider anti-discrimination work as worthy of support. Here we provide further information on how to support us.
We wish everyone peaceful days at the turn of the year and look forward to actively advocating equal treatment again in the coming year.
Yours truly and with kind regards,
Rainer Nickel (chairman)
Vera Egenberger (voluntary managing director)