In 1994 the Brandenburg state government decides the lignite mining plan Jaenschwalde and thereby continuation of the mine Jaenschwalde (operated by the enterprise Laubag) to the Sorbian village of Horno (in Lower Sorbian: Rogow). Against this approval, the municipality of Horno filed suit to the Administrative Court of Cottbus. The country s Constitutional Court declared the lignite mining plan Mining Jaenschwalde unconstitutional. According to the state constitution the dissolution of a municipality requires a law. In 1997 the Lignite Mining Policy Act (Horno Law) was decided by the Parliament of Brandenburg. Thereafter, Horno was dissolved and integrated into the community Jaenschwalde. Thereafter the PDS parliamentary party and the municipality Horno filed suit to the the country s constitutional court action against this law because it violates the constitutional rights of the Sorbs. In 1998 people from Horno filed suit against the Federal Republic of Germany at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, which was rejected in 2000. Later another lawsuit by a forest owner from Horno was successful at the first instance and leaded to a stop of mining just outside of Horno. However, the approval was rejected by the second instance. In 2001, after the takeover of Laubag by the Swedish government owned enterprise Vattenfall, the Swedish parliament discusses the Horno case, without any positive outcome for Horno. The resettlement of the citizen from Horno starts in 2002. The last people remaining in Horno (Gromm family) were dispossessed in 2004. The last house was vacated in 2005.