New Translation of German Act on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters Published
28 December 2020
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The Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in collaboration with the Federal Office of Justice published a new translation of the German Act on International Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Gesetz über die internationale Rechtshilfe in Strafsachen - IRG). The translation not only includes an update of new provisions, but also replaces the former translation which dates back to 2012. The new translation particularly takes into account the recent German provisions that implement the various EU mutual recognition instruments or other related Union law, such as Directives conferring procedural safeguards to EAW constellations or EU data protection rules. EU cooperation is embedded into the IRG. They are included in Parts 8 et seq. of the Act (Sections 78 et seq.). The translation also includes the amendments to the Act that were lastly made in December 2019. English translations of German acts and laws are available via the Internet site “gesetze-im-internet.”

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Thomas Wahl

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law (MPI CSL)

Public Law Department

Senior Researcher