Resumption of German court proceedings in case of breaches of the ECHR is facilitated

According to a statutory amendment which came into force on 31th December 2006, there is now the possibility of reopening the proceedings even in case of non-appealable civil-, labor-, administrative-, financial- and social security law court proceedings– provided that the ECtHR found a violation of the ECHR. Before that date, this was in Germany only in criminal proceedings a reason for reopening.
But it is unpleasant that it is not sufficient that the German judgment violated the ECHR; in fact, according to the wording of the law, resumption is only possible if "the judgment is based on this violation". It remains to be seen how strictly the German courts will interpret this provision.