One important duty of the Federal Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice lies in the drafting of legislative acts. This encompasses constitutional, civil, and criminal law, the latter including penitentiary law.
Judicial legislation typically has a strong connection to matters of private and personal life. It is a tried and tested custom to keep judicial legislation disconnected from day-to-day politics. This means aiming for the greatest possible consensus between all the parties represented in the parliament. A consensus about these legislative acts ensures a widespread approval throughout the population.