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How a local authority in Berlin contributes to safeguarding international peace and security

In May 2018, Bezirksamt Mitte, the local authority managing Berlin’s central district, enforced a Security Council Resolution to restore public order. The Bezirksamt’s decision to close the “City Hostel Berlin” on the basis of EU sanctions law and ultimately a Security Council Resolution was recently upheld by the administrative first instance court of the State of Berlin (4 K 135.19). The decision exemplifies how local government can become key in …