Attacks Against Foreign States

Attacks Against Foreign States in Europe

Attacks Against Organs and Representatives of Foreign States in Germany

Provisions relating to attacks against organs and representatives of foreign states in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Three, under the heading “Offences Against Foreign States,” located in Section 102 Attacks against organs and representatives of foreign states, which reads: (1) Whosoever commits an attack against the life or limb of a foreign head of state, a member of a foreign government or the head of a foreign diplomatic mission who is accredited in the Federal territory while the victim is in Germany in his official capacity, shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than five years or a fine, in especially serious cases to imprisonment of not less than one year. (2) In addition to a sentence of imprisonment of at least six months, the court may order the loss of the ability to hold public office, to vote and be elected in public elections (section 45 (2) and (5)).

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to attacks against organs and representatives of foreign states is current as of 2010

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