In the decade since 2010, the section on sexual offenses in the German Criminal Code has undergone multiple changes. These developments are traced for the most comprehensive commentary to the German Criminal Code, the “Leipziger Kommentar StGB”. The Commentary collects and analyzes policy discussions surrounding the amendments to the law, addresses questions of interpretation that arise for new offense definitions, and examines corresponding court decisions.
Expected outcome: contribution to the new edition of the “Leipziger Kommentar zum StGB”, 2021.
Status of project: Ongoing Department: Criminal Law Research Program Criminal Law: Sexual Autonomy and Sexual Offenses Project duration: Project start: 2019