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How is the function of a notary clerk regulated?
The notary clerks act as the right hand of the notaries and support them in their work: preparing documents, keeping records, meeting clients - these are all tasks that can be taken over by a notary clerk. But how exactly is this function regulated? Are there enough notary clerks and what kind of profile is required to do the job? Our MPs André Bauler and Guy Arendt asked the respective ministries...
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“Stealthing” - Does the definition of rape in criminal law need to be readjusted?
If the sexual partner takes off the condom during intercourse without telling the partner about it, this is known as 'stealthing'. Not only is this a serious breach of trust, it can also have health consequences for both partners. How is this phenomenon dealt with here in Luxembourg? What does criminal law foreseefor such cases? Does the criminal law need to be adapted to take this practice into account?...
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How many people have changed their name so far?
In December, the new law was passed that should simplify the process of changing the name or first name. How many people have used this opportunity so far, how long does the process take and are all applications successful? Our deputy Carole Hartmann asked the Ministry of Justice.
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Introduction of a third gender
Recent discussions have revived the issue of gender and its significance in a society. Legislative texts should be more inclusive in the future and adapt to a changing society. The 2018-2023 coalition agreement plans for a third gender, ie a third option in the civil status. How is the work on this project coming and what exactly is planned? Our Member of Parliament Carole Hartmann asked these questions...
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What happens if joint custody agreements are breached or if children are kidnapped by a partner?
In case of a divorce, shared custody is often a compromise used to help determine who has custody of the children, when and for how long. However, what is agreed upon is not always respected by the ex-partners. More and more frequently, cases become known where partners keep the children with them for longer than agreed or doesn’t allow them to return to the other partner. It also happens that children...
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Operations on intersex children – will they also be banned in Luxembourg?
Operations on intersex children are not uncommon. Intersexuality is often seen as a medical problem that needs to be addressed. Regardless of whether these children are healthy, they are being refused a choice that they should have been able to make a later date. In Germany, a law is currently being discussed prohibiting this practice and aiming to strengthen intersex children in their self-determination....
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Spotlight: Carole Hartmann
After the last legislative elections, the president of the eastern electoral district has made her entrance to the Chamber of Deputies and is now one of the youngest MPs. We spoke with the attorney about her political priorities, her concerns about local enterprises, and the challenges of her native town Echternach.
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Public safety in the capital city
"The first role of the state and the municipalities is to guarantee the safety and security of their citizens. There is a huge lack of security at the railway station, in its neighbourhood and in Bonnevoie, but this is not a new phenomenon", said the mayor of the City of Luxembourg, Lydie Polfer, in the Chamber of Deputies during a news hour on public security.
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Road safety during prisoner transport
The safety of detainees during transport is not guaranteed in Luxembourg, because they do not wear seat belts, criticizes the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) in a 2015 report. The Luxembourgish association "Eran, eraus… an elo?" meanwhile, criticizes the government for still not respecting international standards in this area....
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Can a bailiff simply attach a sticker regarding their order onto a post box?
Is it allowed for a bailiff to attach a sticker onto the post box to inform the residents about an enforced seizure at their home? How are private individuals contacted by the bailiff if they are not at home? How is the residents’ privacy safeguarded in such instances? MP Guy Arendt asked these questions to the Ministry of Justice.
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Mobile speed cameras in the North of Luxembourg
Over the last few months, mobile speed cameras have been installed on two routes in the north, between Micheleau and Erpeldingen on the Sûre, as well as between Ettelbrück and Feulen and between Bidscht and Schumannseck. Our MP André Bauler asked the Minister for Internal Security a few questions about the speed cameras
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How is the function of a notary clerk regulated?
The notary clerks act as the right hand of the notaries and support them in their work: preparing documents, keeping records, meeting clients - these are all tasks that can be taken over by a notary clerk. But how exactly is this function regulated? Are there enough notary clerks and what kind of profile is required to do the job? Our MPs André Bauler and Guy Arendt asked the respective ministries...
read more...
“Stealthing” - Does the definition of rape in criminal law need to be readjusted?
If the sexual partner takes off the condom during intercourse without telling the partner about it, this is known as 'stealthing'. Not only is this a serious breach of trust, it can also have health consequences for both partners. How is this phenomenon dealt with here in Luxembourg? What does criminal law foreseefor such cases? Does the criminal law need to be adapted to take this practice into account?...
read more...
How many people have changed their name so far?
In December, the new law was passed that should simplify the process of changing the name or first name. How many people have used this opportunity so far, how long does the process take and are all applications successful? Our deputy Carole Hartmann asked the Ministry of Justice.
read more...
Introduction of a third gender
Recent discussions have revived the issue of gender and its significance in a society. Legislative texts should be more inclusive in the future and adapt to a changing society. The 2018-2023 coalition agreement plans for a third gender, ie a third option in the civil status. How is the work on this project coming and what exactly is planned? Our Member of Parliament Carole Hartmann asked these questions...
read more...
What happens if joint custody agreements are breached or if children are kidnapped by a partner?
In case of a divorce, shared custody is often a compromise used to help determine who has custody of the children, when and for how long. However, what is agreed upon is not always respected by the ex-partners. More and more frequently, cases become known where partners keep the children with them for longer than agreed or doesn’t allow them to return to the other partner. It also happens that children...
read more...
Operations on intersex children – will they also be banned in Luxembourg?
Operations on intersex children are not uncommon. Intersexuality is often seen as a medical problem that needs to be addressed. Regardless of whether these children are healthy, they are being refused a choice that they should have been able to make a later date. In Germany, a law is currently being discussed prohibiting this practice and aiming to strengthen intersex children in their self-determination....
read more...
Spotlight: Carole Hartmann
After the last legislative elections, the president of the eastern electoral district has made her entrance to the Chamber of Deputies and is now one of the youngest MPs. We spoke with the attorney about her political priorities, her concerns about local enterprises, and the challenges of her native town Echternach.
read more...
Public safety in the capital city
"The first role of the state and the municipalities is to guarantee the safety and security of their citizens. There is a huge lack of security at the railway station, in its neighbourhood and in Bonnevoie, but this is not a new phenomenon", said the mayor of the City of Luxembourg, Lydie Polfer, in the Chamber of Deputies during a news hour on public security.
read more...
Road safety during prisoner transport
The safety of detainees during transport is not guaranteed in Luxembourg, because they do not wear seat belts, criticizes the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) in a 2015 report. The Luxembourgish association "Eran, eraus… an elo?" meanwhile, criticizes the government for still not respecting international standards in this area....
read more...
Can a bailiff simply attach a sticker regarding their order onto a post box?
Is it allowed for a bailiff to attach a sticker onto the post box to inform the residents about an enforced seizure at their home? How are private individuals contacted by the bailiff if they are not at home? How is the residents’ privacy safeguarded in such instances? MP Guy Arendt asked these questions to the Ministry of Justice.
read more...
Mobile speed cameras in the North of Luxembourg
Over the last few months, mobile speed cameras have been installed on two routes in the north, between Micheleau and Erpeldingen on the Sûre, as well as between Ettelbrück and Feulen and between Bidscht and Schumannseck. Our MP André Bauler asked the Minister for Internal Security a few questions about the speed cameras
read more...
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