Division V: The Constitutional Service

The responsibilities of Division V include:

  • Constitutional legislation, fundamental rights and freedoms
  • Matters relating to the laender, Federal Ministries Act, administrative procedures, general legislative standards,
  • Matters of data protection, executive offices of the Data Protection Council and the Data Protection Commission, general legal affairs of electronic data processing, legal issues of administrative reform
  • Matters of media law, coordination of matters relating to the information society, Advisory Board for the Internet and the New Media, executive office of the Federal Communication Senate, European Audio-Visual Information Centre, funding of political parties, funding of the training academies of the political parties
  • International affairs, human rights including complaints for violation of human rights
  • Official promulgations, Federal Law Gazette, legal informatics, Law Information System (RIS)
  • Legal services for third parties: comments on legislative texts, constitutional law advice for all Federal ministries in matters of constitutional law
  • Matters relating to ethnic groups
  • Legal matters of European integration, treaty violation procedures, proceedings before the European Court of Justice, international economic law

Phone: +43 1 531 15-202229
Fax: +43 1 531 15-202699
Email: vpost@bka.gv.at