No Punishment without Law

No Punishment without Law in Europe

No Punishment Without Law in Germany

Provisions relating to no punishment without law in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter One the Criminal Lawunder the First Title, Application, Jurisdiction Ratione Loci et Temporis,” located in Section 1 No punishment without law, which reads: An act may only be punished if criminal liability had been established by law before the act was committed.

There is additional information on the German criminal system, covering no punishment without law and related issues, here. For details on the German legal system, please see here.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to no punishment without law is current as of 2010

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