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  1. Germany - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Act on Council of Europe Convention of 11th May 2011 on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-27 | DEU-2017-L-106098

    The Convention entries into power for the Federal German Republic.
    The Act provides official German version of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. The above Convention entries into power.

  2. Germany - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Fiftieth law to amend the Penal Code - Improving the protection of sexual self-determination. (Fünfzigstes Gesetz zur Änderung des Strafgesetzbuches - Verbesserung des Schutzes der sexuellen Selbstbestimmung) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-11-04 | Date of entry into force: 2016-11-10 | DEU-2016-L-104015

    Sexual coercion and rape are punishable according to § 177 of the Penal Code (StGB) (is a crime with a minimum of one year penalty).
    Article 1. Amendment to the Penal Code
    Article 2. Further amendments
    Article 3. Entry into force.

  3. Germany - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Act to improve the right of the accused to be represented in the appeal hearing and on the acceptance of the absence of settlement in the legal assistance (Gesetz zur Stärkung des Rechts des Angeklagten auf Vertretung in der Berufungsverhandlung und über die Anerkennung von Abwesenheitsentscheidungen in der Rechtshilfe (StPOuIRGÄndG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-25 | DEU-2015-L-101577

    Article 1. Act introduces amendments to the
    Section 329[Defendant¿s Non-Appearance] dealing with situation of accused absence in the appeal hearing.
    subsequent articles introduces some minor amendments to the other Acts dealing with court procedure.

  4. Germany - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    9th Act to amend the Penal Code: guidance for sex offenses punishment. (Umsetzung europaischer Vorgaben zum Sexualstraftrechts) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-01-21 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-26 | DEU-2015-L-101564

    The Act incorporates the EU directive on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, into German legal system.
    Article 1. Amendments to the Penal Code:
    §184a Distribution of pornography depicting violence or sodomy
    §184b Distribution, acquisition and possession of child pornography
    §184c Distribution, acquisition and possession of juvenile pornography
    §184d Distribution of pornographic performances by broadcasting, media services or telecommunications services
    §184e Unlawful prostitution
    §201a Violation of intimate privacy by taking photographs
    Article 2. Other amendments
    Article 3. Entry into force.

  5. Germany - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Act on the Implementation of the Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA of 28 November 2008 on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia and to implement the Additional Protocol of 28 January 2003 on the Council of Europe Convention of 23 November 2001 on Cybercrime concerning the criminal acts committed through computer networks. (Gesetz zur Umsetzung des Rahmenbeschlusses 2008/913/JI des Rates vom 28. November 2008 zur strafrechtlichen Bekämpfung bestimmter Formen und Ausdrucksweisen von Rassismus und Fremdenfeindlichkeit und zur Umsetzung des Zusatzprotokolls vom 28. Januar 2003 zum Übereinkommen des Europarats vom 23. November 2001 über Computerkriminalität betreffend die Kriminalisierung mittels Computersystemen begangener Handlungen rassistischer und fremdenfeindlicher Art) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2011-03-16 | Date of entry into force: 2011-03-21 | DEU-2011-L-89677

    Amends the Penal Code (StGB) § 130 providing the penalty of three months up to five years of imprisonment for committing cyber crimes on xenophobic, racial, ethnical or religious grounds.

  6. Germany - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Third Law to amend Compensation for Victims of Violent Crimes Act of 7th January 1985. (Opferentschädigungsgesetz (OEG)) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2009-06-25 | DEU-2009-L-84401

    This law regulates the care for victims of an intentional, unlawful assault or self-defence. Also includes families of persons who are killed as a result of violent crimes.

    § 1 - Access to care
    § 2 - Grounds for refusal of such care
    § 3 Overlapping of care benefits
    § 3a - Procedures in case of violence abroad
    § 4 - Cost bearer
    § 5 - Transitional statutory compensation claims
    § 6 - Jurisdiction and procedures
    § 6a - Responsibilities of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
    § 7 - Legal procedures
    § 8 (Amendment of the Insurance Regulation)(empty)
    § 9 (Amendment of the Social Insurance Law) (empty)
    § 10 - Transitional provisions
    § 11 - Appendix

  7. Germany - Criminal and penal law - International agreement

    Traité entre le Royaume de Belgique, la République fédérale d'Allemagne, le Royaume d'Espagne, la République française, le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, le Royaume des Pays-Bas et la République d'Autriche relatif à l'approfondissement de la coopération transfrontalière, notamment en vue de lutter contre le terrorisme, la criminalité transfrontalière et la migration illégale (ensemble deux annexes et une déclaration), fait à Prüm le 27 mai 2005. - Traité

    Adoption: 2005-05-27 | INT-2005-IA-77528

    Publié au Journal officiel de la France par le décret n° 200-33 du 10 janvier 2008.

  8. Germany - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Consolidation of Criminal Rehabilitation Act of 1997 (StrRehaG).

    Adoption: 1999-12-17 | DEU-1999-L-57982

    Repromulgates Criminal Rehabilitation Act of 1 July 1997.

  9. Germany - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code (StGB). (Strafgesetzbuch (StGB)) - Official English Translation Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 1998-11-13 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | DEU-1998-L-51220

    Issues a new official consolidation of the Penal Code. S. 1 provides that only acts declared illegal before their commission may be punished. Ss. 84-86 prohibit participation in political organizations which are declared illegal by the Constitutional Court or which are against international peace. Part 13 prohibits sexual abuse of children, pimping, and trafficking of humans. The provisions regarding trafficking of humans and sexual misuse of children shall also apply to German perpetrators outside of Germany (ss. 5, 6).

  10. Germany - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Act to support the fight against organized crime.

    Adoption: 1998-05-04 | DEU-1998-L-50041

    Amends the Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code to provide for evidence gathered through listening devices and for measures to combat money laundering.

  11. Germany - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Rehabilitation Act [StrRehaG] [official revision].

    Adoption: 1997-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-05 | DEU-1997-L-47442

    Revokes sentences and sanctions made under a number of laws of the German Democratic Republic, and provides for compensation for persons who were imprisoned or who otherwise were victimized due to political activities. This Act is a revision of the Act of 29 October 1992.

  12. Germany - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Code of Criminal Procedure. (Strafprozeßordnung (StPO)) - Official English Translation Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 1987-04-17 | DEU-1987-L-82015

    Sets out the procedures with respect to criminal cases.

  13. Germany - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    An Act to introduce the Penal Code.

    Adoption: 1974-03-02 | DEU-1974-L-15030

    Title 8: Amendment of legislation in the field of labour, social insurance and war victims' relief. Amends, inter alia, the Vocational Training Act of 14 Aug. 1969 (LS 1969 - Ger. F.R. 2), the Works Constitution Act of 15 Jan. 1972 (LS 1972 - Ger. F.R. 1), the Act of 29 June 1936 (LS 1936 - Ger. 1) respecting hours of work in bakers' and pastry-cooks' establishments, the Home Work Act of 14 Mar. 1951 (LS 1951 - Ger. F.R. 1), the Hours of Work Code of 30 Apr. 1938 (LS 1938 - Ger. 6), the Young Persons (Protection of Employment) Act of 9 Aug. 1960 (LS 1960 - Ger. F.R. 2), the Employment Promotion Act of 25 June 1969 (LS 1969 - Ger. F.R. 1, 1972 - Ger. F.R. 3), the Manpower provision Act of 7 Aug. 1972 (LS 1972 - Ger. F.R. 2), the Disabled Persons Act of 14 Aug. 1961 (LS 1961 - Ger. F.R. 6), the Federal Insurance Code (LS 1924 - Ger. 10 ... 1973 - Ger. F.R. 1), the Salaried Employees' Insurance Act (LS 1924 - Ger. 6 ... LS 1957 - Ger. F.R. 1 B), the Federal Miners, Benefit Societies Act of 1 July 1926 (LS 1926 - Ger. 5 ... 1942 - Ger. 1 B and F), the Farmers' Old-Age Assistance Act of 14 Sep. 1965 and the Family Allowances Act of 14 Apr. 1964 (LS 1964 - Ger. F.R. 1).


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