Oath in Europe

Affirmations Equivalent to Oath in Germany

Provisions relating to affirmations equivalent to oath in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Nine, under the heading “False Testimony and Perjury,” located in Section 155 Affirmations equivalent to oath, which reads: The following shall be equivalent to an oath: 1. the affirmation in lieu of oath; 2. any invocation of a previous oath or affirmation in lieu of oath.

There is additional information on the German criminal system, covering affirmations equivalent to oath 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 affirmations equivalent to oath is current as of 2010

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