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Short Update: Germany considers suspending criminal trials during the outbreak

FairTrialsAdmin - March 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Court closures

 

In Germany, the legislature is considering an amendment to statutes on criminal procedure that would allow for suspension of trials until the Covid-19 crisis is over. Currently, the law allows for interruptions of trials of up to three weeks, a duration that is extendable up to one month. However, this only applies to trials that have already been underway for 10 days or more. 

The proposal would allow for interruptions of up to two months for any and all trials, regardless of how long the trial has been going for.

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