Protected by the Constitution Germany Faces Tough Battle to Ban Far-Right NPD

The discovery of a neo-Nazi terrorist cell in Germany has triggered new calls for a ban of the rabidly far-right National Democratic Party. But there are major legal obstacles to outlawing the party. And even if politicians prepare a new case to shut the extremists down, the proceedings could take years. By SPIEGEL Staff
The NPD held its annual congress in the eastern town of Neuruppin last month.

The NPD held its annual congress in the eastern town of Neuruppin last month.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan