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Original name: Strafgesetzbuch (StGB)
Name: Penal Code (StGB).
Country: Germany
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1998-11-13
Entry into force:
Published on: Bundesgesetzblatt, Part I, 1998-11-19, No. 75, pp. 3322-3410 (INFORM - P60279)
ISN: DEU-1998-L-51220
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=51220&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Bundesgesetzblatt, Part I, 1998-11-19, No. 75, pp. 3322-3410 (INFORM - P60279)
English translation of 1975 text in: American Series of Foreign Penal Codes No. 28, 1987, Joseph Darby, trans., Sweet and Maxwell, London, United Kingdom, 257 p. (INFORM - P60279)
Official English Translation Official English Translation Bundesministerium der Justiz, Germany PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2009-09-17)
Act on-line in German Act on-line in German Gesetze im Internet, Ministry of Justice - Bundesministerium der Justiz, Germany PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2011-05-23)
Abstract/Citation: 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).
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