Public Incitement to Crime

Public Incitement to Crime in Europe

Public Incitement to Crime in Germany

Provisions relating to public incitement to crime in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Six, under the heading “Resistance Against State Authority,” located in Section 111 Public incitement to crime, which reads: (1) Whosoever publicly, in a meeting or through the dissemination of written materials (section 11 (3)) incites the commission of an unlawful act, shall be held liable as an abettor (section 26). (2) If the incitement is unsuccessful the penalty shall be imprisonment of not more than five years or a fine. The penalty must not be more severe than if the incitement had been successful (subsection (1) above); section 49 (1) No 2 shall apply.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to public incitement to crime is current as of 2010

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