Omission in Europe

Omission of an Official Act in Germany

Provisions relating to omission of an official act in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Thirty, under the heading “Offences Committed in Public Office,” located in Section 336 Omission of an official act, which reads: The omission to act shall be equivalent to the performance of an official act or a judicial act within the meaning of sections 331 to 335.

There is additional information on the German criminal system, covering omission of an official act 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 omission of an official act is current as of 2010

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