Germany’s top court has rejected an attempt by the country’s public prosecutor to force the country to stop enforcing the ban on the purchase of children’s books.
In a ruling handed down Monday, the court said that a “gift of children” could not be deemed an “original gift” for children’s purposes.
The decision comes after a similar case from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) earlier this year.
That ruling said that it would be “inappropriate” to impose an “authorization to buy” on children’s works.
It also said that children’s gifts should be considered “children’s books,” which the court found to be an “origin of a gift.”
The decision, however, left open the possibility that the German public prosecutor may appeal to the European court, which could either invalidate the ruling or overturn it altogether.
Read moreGifts to children can be a common feature of the German Christmas season, and it’s often seen as a time for parents to share their Christmas traditions with their children.
According to Germany’s BDI, there are roughly 100 million “gifts” that parents send each year to their children, and the majority of those are children’s holiday gifts.
In Germany, gifts are also allowed to be made for personal use by adults, and some are made by parents who have not given their children any gifts in the past.
However, a few German authorities have taken a different approach, saying that a child’s gift is not an original gift.