The German Branch of the International Commission of Jurists (Deutsche Sektion der Internationalen Juristen-Kommission e.V.) is an independent and distinct branch of the International Commission of Jurists. Like its mother organization, the German branch is composed of lawyers of all stripes and all branches of government, in particular the judicial branch, as well as NGOs, law professors, inhouse lawyers and law firms all over Germany. Its mission consists in the maintenance of the rule of law, fundamental and human rights, and democracy, both in Germany and abroad. The German branch of the ICJ is financed by contributions from the federal government, based on a parliamentary decision, but also membership fees. This is a contribution to the consultation of the European Commission for the EU Rule of Law Report 2021.